Broadway Theatre

1008 SW Broadway,
Portland, OR 97205

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Architects: A.E. Doyle

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Broadway Theatre exterior with the nearby Paramount Theatre

The Broadway Theatre opened in 1926, predating its larger neighbor across Broadway, the Paramount Theatre (now the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall), by two years.

The Broadway Theatre operated into the 1980’s, but was demolished in 1988.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft, Dennis Nyback, Gary Parks

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chapcan on August 2, 2011 at 3:20 pm

It would be nice to restore all these places; The Broadway had rodents and was run down, but I LOVED it!

Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 10:47 am

After they demolished the Broadway, they built a highrise with a theater at the bottom, called the …you guessed it…Broadway. It was open until last year. Check it out here.

rivest266 on July 31, 2012 at 4:47 pm

This opened on Broadway Day, August 27th, 1926. It’s grand opening ad has been uploaded in the photo section.

Mikeyisirish on December 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Another 2010 photo can be seen here.

paulnelson on August 15, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Remember the dramatic neon designs on the exterior. One of the best in this corridor of great theatres. Only one left here I think.

Mikeyisirish on August 15, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Yep. The Arlene Snitzer Concert hall is left. A large building with a theater replaced the Broadway (also called the Broadway with a unique sign), but it seems to have gone out of business. And where the fox was is a new building with a Regal Theater in it, called the Fox Tower.

paulnelson on March 14, 2015 at 10:53 am

Yes was a very beautiful and dramatic street at one time and espcially at night. The Fox had the most dramatic marquee. Very art deco.

DavidZornig on April 17, 2017 at 2:34 pm

December 1987 photo added credit Kevin-Michael Moore‎.

Londonstation on June 17, 2018 at 6:27 am

I worked as a District Manager for Tom Moyer Theatres (Luxury Theatres) this was just before the old Broadway closed, also the Fox. Malcolm Hardy.

terrywade on March 6, 2024 at 8:24 am

The Broadway Theatre a 70mm Todd-AO roadshow theatre for many years.

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