Known Years of Operation

May 12, 1908 - May 15, 1913

Number of Seats



George Whiteside, Samuel Whiteside

Additional Facts

  • The Whiteside brothers also owned the Crystal theater in Corvallis.
  • The theater closed after a fire in 1913.
Palace theater ad, 1909
Corvallis Gazette-Times, Dec. 13, 1909. 

The Palace Theater opened in the spring of 1908 by local impresarios, the Whiteside brothers.

Adult tickets were 25 cents while children’s tickets were 15 cents as displayed through their showtimes at left.

The theater had a variety of programming, including moving pictures and vaudeville.

The Palace Theater profited from free advertising from other businesses simply naming the theater in their own advertisements.

Palace theater news item, 1909
Corvallis Gazette-Times, Sept. 2, 1909.
Paint store ad
Corvallis Gazette-Times, Sept. 8, 1909, p. 3.
Palace theater ad, 1909
Corvallis Gazette-Times, Aug. 9, 1909.


Sanborn Map of Palace theater location, 1912
Location of Palace Theater in the middle of the block on N. 2nd and Monroe, Corvallis, Oregon, 1912. Digital Sanborn Maps.

Works Cited

  • "Grand Opening." Palace Theater advertisement. Corvallis Weekly Gazette-Times, May 12, 1908, p. 2.

    "Fire Rages on North Second St." Corvallis Gazette-Times, May 15, 1913, p. 1.