Gay-Way Theater

Highway 18,
Willamina, OR 97396

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Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Small theater in Willamina, Oregon was part of a 4 theater chain with theaters in Sheridan & Grand Ronde. A drive-in was located between Sheridan and Willamina.

The Gay-Way Theater was opened in March 1940. It operated off and on weekends through the late-1960’s before closing.

Contributed by Chas Springer

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MichaelKilgore on May 3, 2022 at 11:17 am

Boxoffice, Oct. 29, 1955: “Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wilson have leased … the Gay-Way in Willamina from W. H. Hibbert. Ralph Watson has been manager … for the last three years.”

MichaelKilgore on March 1, 2024 at 9:25 am

Boxoffice, April 6, 1940: “W. H. Hibbert’s new 300-seat Gay-Way is operating five nights weekly since its recent opening. The house is of tile construction.”

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