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Keeping the curtains from closing on Oregon’s historic theaters

January 23, 2015

With their large marquees and auditoriums, historic theaters are often the a focal point of Oregon’s historic commercial corridors.  They also boost tourism and stimulate economic activity in their communities.  Thankfully Pacific Power, Travel Oregon and Oregon Main Street are partnering with the University of Oregon’s Community Planning Workshop to form a Historic Theater Preservation Team.  The team is currently traveling across the state conducting a study of our historic theaters.  The end goal is to create a blueprint for the theaters to increase economic vitality and boost tourism throughout the state.

Craig Wiroll, a member of the team , posted about his work the Community Service Workshops blog.  You should check it out along with their video on the project below:

What is your favorite historic theater in Oregon?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2015 10:08 pm

    Visit our website for more info! https://orhistorictheaters.wordpress.com/

  2. January 24, 2015 9:53 am

    My favorite theater is still the Clinton in Portland just because of my memories there. But I enjoy the Ross Ragland in Klamath Falls a lot too just because of it’s art deco exterior.

  3. Carol MacKenzie permalink
    January 31, 2015 8:26 am

    there is a wonderful historic theater in Moro, Oregon……..owners have the big pink antique shop across Hwy 97 from this theater……John and Lisa Walgren

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