The Oregon Theater Project is an ongoing research project on the history of movie-going and exhibition in Oregon. The project is currently focused on the silent era, from the end of the 19th century until the late 1920s. Use the interactive timeline below to explore the state's theaters throughout the decades. Click on a theater's icon to view its details.
The following Oregon cities are the current focus of the project; new cities and towns will be added in the future.
In October 1912, the grand and luxurious Rex Theatre joined the Folly and the Savoy to mark the beginning of the movie palace era in Eugene, a phenomenon occurring simultaneously across the United States at this time.