Blue Mouse Theater
Photo from the Ken Layton collection
2611 N Proctor St|
Tacoma WA 98407
|Record #2613 |
Opened: November 13, 1923|
Current Organ: none
| Also Known As: Bijou, Proctor|
Information for this tour was contributed by Dave Felthous and Matt Lutthans.
Before it was the Bijou and then the Blue Mouse, this landmark neighborhood theater in Tacoma was for years called the Proctor. It's on Proctor Street, in the Proctor neighborhood.
An interesting fact is that the animated mice that run around the top were created by Dale Chihuly himself, a native of Tacoma.
The theatre still uses its curtain, and since no changes have been made to the 1.33 ratio arch, the screen is quite small for widescreen films, but the theatre is so charming that it does a steady business with its discount and family fare. Ticket booth is outside, small concession stand just inside the doors. Stairways to the right side go to the mens room and stairs to the left go to the ladies room. The theatre is currently taking contributions towards adding a handicapped restroom.
Sound is mono. Also, there is a piano at the far left of the stage. Perhaps the building is used for church services or some other non-movie functions.
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October 2009 photos from the Mark Campbell collection.
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May 2006 photos from the William Newman collection.
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January 2004 photos from the Matt Lutthans collection.
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June 2000 photos from the Ken Layton collection.
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Photos from the Matt Lutthans collection.
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Last featured 1/23/2005. Last edited 2/11/2013.
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