Walnut Park Theatre

5029 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard,
Portland, OR 97211

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1936 photo courtesy of AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

The Walnut Park Theatre was a first run movie theatre located at the corner of NE Union Avenue (now Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) and NE Alberta Street. It was opened on February 17, 1924. In later years it became a second run movie theatre and closed after operating as an adult porn cinema.

Since closing it become a church and then was converted into office space. By 2008, it had been demolished.

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atomicbutterscotch on September 1, 2008 at 11:38 pm

No longer office spaces, it was demolished, and the site has now been rebuilt on.

Does anybody have any pictures of this place?

varropdx on November 22, 2009 at 12:22 am

The building was demolished sometime after June 2003, and is currently a vacant lot owned by the Portland Development Commission.

The development is the Vanport Square building just to the north – a local film buff shows some of his collection of ephemera in the Old Town Pizza on Monday nights.

thisisjohnbook on January 27, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Updated URL for the photo file lostmemory posted above: http://historicphotoarchive.photoshelter.com/image/I0000wu3CwmhDzB8

DavidZornig on June 3, 2015 at 5:40 pm

1936 photo added courtesy of AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page. Walnut Park marquee in the background.

DMarsh on February 11, 2024 at 11:52 pm

The Walnut Park Theatre opened on February 17, 1924. Cost was $55,000 and seating capacity was 550.

Much more here: https://heyneighborpdx.com/ne-history-the-walnut-park-theater/

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