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The Dalles in Wasco County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Granada Theater

 
 
Granada Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2017
1. Granada Theater Marker
Inscription.  This Moorish-style motion picture theater was completed in 1930 for its first proprietor, M.R. Matthew, at a cost of $125,000. The plans were prepared by William Cutts of Portland, who designed approximately sixty theaters for the Universal Film Corporation. Planned at the height of the silent screen era, the theater nonetheless was equipped with Vitaphone and Movietone sound systems. The facade of the concrete building was detailed to imitate Moorish architecture. Its stucco finish was accented with brick and tile, and its domed towers, arcaded parapet, and horseshoe-arched windows framed by twisted spiral columns were designed to create the exotic atmosphere of the Mediterranean.
 
Erected by City of The Dalles.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
 
Location. 45° 36.092′ N, 121° 10.927′ W. Marker is in The Dalles, Oregon, in Wasco County. Marker is at the intersection of East 2nd Street and Washington Street, on the right when traveling west
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on East 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 East 2nd Street, The Dalles OR 97058, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seeing Red (a few steps from this marker); The Pioneer Building (within shouting distance of this marker); French and Company Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Maier Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Oaks Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Wingate & Williams Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Chinatown - The Dalles (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nickelsen Bookstore (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The Dalles.
 
Granada Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2017
2. Granada Theater Marker
Granada Theater image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2017
3. Granada Theater
Granada Theater image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2017
4. Granada Theater
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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