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ENUMCLAW CHALET MOVIE THEATER

Trolleyguy on July 15, at 8: We know that Eugene Groesbeck was managing a theater in Enumclaw at least as early as , and involved in movie exhibition there at least as early as , and that he operated the Liberty Theatre in the s and s, and possibly in the s. I love the Chalet Theatre. You must login before making a comment. Ken Kerr, who had operated the Chalet Theatre since , passed away in December, , and the theater is now operated by his nephew, Charles Kerr. Joe Vogel on February 15, at 7: The theatre is wonderful, with red velvet curtains and lots of beautiful touches. In , it was converted to a movie house.

Parillamilt on August 10, at 8: Groesbeck, who is also mentioned in a reminiscence by Jim Merritt, who grew up in Enumclaw in the s and s: Short subjects and newsreels were a part of every movie program in those days. The theatre is wonderful, with red velvet curtains and lots of beautiful touches. Digital projection and sound equipment was installed in the Chalet Theatre in June, Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater. He showed films one or two months after they had opened in Seattle and had, more or less, exhausted their runs in the city.

Recent comments view all 8 comments. The theater has a high ceiling and the original tapestries. First run movies, cheap ticket price, cheap popcorn, and small town appeal. You must login before making a comment.

Groesbeck, who is also mentioned in a reminiscence by Jim Merritt, who grew up in Enumclaw in the move and s: The Roxy is the house that became the Chalet.

A large theater organ was played to accompany each feature in underscoring the mood of the movie. Init was converted to a movie house.

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Chalet Theatre

What an asset to fans of old theaters! Inhe replaced the original seats, moving the rows farther apart to add enumcaw legroom.

The Chalet Theatre was built in and originally served as home to the American Legion. Parillamilt on August 10, at 8: Trolleyguy on July 15, at 8: The Liberty was on the site now occupied by the Police Department, which is next door to the Chalet, and the Avalon near the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Cole Street it was still in operation at least as late as They lived in the appartments above the theatre.

I love the Chalet Theatre. KenLayton on February 15, at 6: Digital projection and sound equipment was installed in the Chalet Theatre in June, Another site I found says it was known as the Liberty Theatre at some point. Groesbeck, the local theatre owner, opened the Avalon Theatre. Ken Kerr, who had operated the Chalet Theatre sincepassed away in December,and the theater is now operated by his nephew, Charles Kerr.

InKen Kerr and his brother purchased the theater.

Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater. It must have been converted from cahlet former American Legion Hall at that time, as our introduction says.

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The theatre is wonderful, with red velvet curtains and lots of beautiful touches. The theater, which seated when Kerr and his brother bought it, now seats They have affordable food very rare to find these days and cheaper tickets then your standard chain theater.

Short subjects and newsreels were a part of every movie program in those days. Kerr says the theater was called the Roxy Theatre at some point before he owned it. He showed films one or two months after they had opened in Seattle and had, more or less, exhausted their runs in the city. This was probably Mr. It says that Gene Movi built the Liberty Theatre aroundchalwt the Avalon Theatre inand that outside interests opened the Roxy Theatre in Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?

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Joe Vogel on December 27, at 2: The Chalet is one of 2 local theaters in Enumclaw, but is larger and a bit nicer of the two. We know that Eugene Groesbeck was managing a theater in Enumclaw at least as early asand involved in movie exhibition there at least as early asand that he operated the Liberty Theatre in the s and s, and possibly in the s. I try to visit whenever possible, its a very nice place.

David on December 26, at 4: Kerr has made some changes over the years — modernizing the projection system, adding Dolby surround sound. Kerr pretty much takes care of every aspect of the popular theater.

Worth the trip to Enumclaw. By summer of it was presenting live performances. There was a change of shows about three times weekly unless, of course, a big hit came to town and would run five days instead of the usual two or three.

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