Best Theatre

707 W. Main Avenue,
Spokane, WA 99201

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

Additional Info

Nearby Theaters

The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported on May 1, 1917 that the Best Theatre was being demolished. It was one of the first theatres in Spokane designed especially for motion pictures. It was last operated by James McConahey as a “nickelodeon” and was said to have been at one time one of the leading cinemas in Spokane.

After the Best Theatre, McConahey opened the Strand Theatre in July of 1917 but a fire demolished it in December. Mr. McConahey was also an early Spokane filmmaker, who documented many local happenings, which he then showed at his theatre.

The landmark Crescent Department Store building, which still remains today, opened on the site in 1919.

Contributed by Ron Pierce
You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater.