Roseway Theater

7229 NE Sandy Boulevard,
Portland, OR 67213

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Styles: Art Deco

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The Roseway Theater was operated as an independent, family owned movie house. It opened in 1925 with seating for 600 including a small balcony. The seating was later reduced after a 1950’s remodeling. The Roseway Theater was closed for renovation in March 2008, reopening in May 2008. It was destroyed by a fire on August 6, 2022 and the remains were demolished.

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TLSLOEWS on April 9, 2010 at 2:57 am

Very nice looking marquee and building.

chspringer on April 9, 2010 at 5:40 am

Looks like the “Roseway” was restored to the orighnal neon instead of the plastic one in other photos. Smooth reader board instead on the corrigated one. Nice to see the restorations. This was always a favorite theater of mine when I lived in Portland. They had a very wide screen that originally could handle the old scope 2.55:1.

Jonathan Wells
Jonathan Wells on August 17, 2010 at 8:45 pm

The theater has 330 seats since its remodel.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 24, 2011 at 11:09 pm

It was a JESSE JONES THEATRE in 1956 owned by Jesse E.Jones in Portland.

mharbour on December 18, 2011 at 8:17 am

The remodeled Roseway Theater projects digitally. It’s one of the better digital theaters – and a good choice for 3D movies, but there’s no chance of a film showing here.

Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 6:44 pm

A 2010 photo can be seen here.

Mikeyisirish on November 29, 2012 at 4:04 pm

A November 2012 photo can be seen here.

BigScreen_com on November 16, 2022 at 10:30 pm

The theater closed after a fire on August 6, 2022. Demolition began in November 2022.

Portland, OR: Roseway Theatre Closed After Fire [Aug 8, 2022]

Brooksie on December 13, 2022 at 6:43 pm

The article should probably note that although the Roseway has now been demolished, the neon sign was salvaged and is planned to be displayed at the National Neon Sign Museum at The Dalles, Oregon.

The five stained glass window displays also survived, although one was stolen soon after the fire. One, displaying the theater’s logo, will also go to the Neon Sign Museum, while the others have been donated to the nearby Hollywood Theatre for display.

Moviefan333 on December 14, 2022 at 12:19 am

This was terribly sad that the fire completely destroyed the theater. It was a beautiful single screen theater nearly 100 years old. How awful to lose this wonderful single screen movie house. What is the cause of the fire ever determined

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