The variety of films, shows, and events taking place in theaters
Pathé Pictures was a production and distribution company that played films in theaters across Oregon between 1912 and 1917. Indeed, most of Pathé’s business revolved around circulating their reels from theater to theater and city to city via regional film exchanges.
Edwin F. James was a highly regarded businessman who moved from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon to open the Majestic Theater on June 11, 1911. The theater sat 1,100 people and was the first palace in Portland to show silent feature films and was later the first to add live organ music to silent films viewings.
In order to attract audiences, theaters in Portland promoted that they not only had good shows, but amazing services and settings in addition to that.
On September 4th, 1904, the Columbi
Heppner, Oregon is home to its very own Star Theatre, which was known as being one of the only theatres to show moving pictures in Heppner Oregon during the early 1900's as well as being a popular public space for other forms of performance art. Heppner's Star Theatre was owned and operated by B.G. Sigsbee and the program usually showed local short films and/or feature length films. The films showed at the theatre ranged in genres, including comedies, drama, war, etc.
After a short run as a theater, according to available newspaper clippings, The Nickelodion had its first ad in January of 1907.
As I was doing research on the Tivoli theater, I found that it was located on the Eastside of Portland.