Alaska Theatre

514 2nd Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98104

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Alaska Theatre

The Alaska Theatre was operating by July 1910. (Not to be confused with the Ideal/Black Cat/Alaska/Strand Theatre at 1114 2nd Avenue)

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William Creswell
William Creswell on August 21, 2009 at 9:48 pm

The building is located between the Collins Building and The Smith Tower. I believe the original building still exists but nothing that resembles a theater remains.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 21, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Compare the detail on the column in the Google Street View with the 1910 photo in the first post. Pretty Cool…. Either original or made to look like the original.


Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 22, 2009 at 2:24 am

I was just going for the decoration on the column, but this is likely the exact spot of the theater, to the right of the restaurant then.


kencmcintyre on April 3, 2011 at 11:04 pm

This little building has survived for a hundred years. It should have a plaque.

TLSLOEWS on April 5, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Great 1910 photo.

CSWalczak on August 14, 2012 at 2:58 am

Looking at that photo from the Boxoffice Archive, I doubt very much that the building faced with gray tiles in Silicon Sam’s comment of 03-01-2010 is what survives of the Alaska. The archived article’s photo shows a three-story building, and there is evidence that there was an old painted sign on the building to left of gray-tiled building. I think any real traces of the Alaska are gone.

dallasmovietheaters on January 14, 2018 at 10:16 pm

The original Alaska was a 250 seat theatre operated by People’s Amusement Company.

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