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Chehalis Theatre

Photo from the Ken Layton collection
558 N Market Blvd
Chehalis WA 98532

Record #6308  
 Opened: December 7, 1938
 Closed: December 15, 2008
 Current Use:
Capacity: 350 seats
Architectural Style(s): Art Deco
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Pix

Information for this tour was contributed by Dave Felthous.

It opened as the Pix and closed in the mid- to late-1940s. Then the St. Helens Theater, down the street next to the big hotel of the same name, folded in the early 1950s (converted to drug store) and the Pix was renovated and reopened as the Chehalis. The marquee is from the old St. Helens, which also had a vertical sign so the name wasn't on the marquee. The letters CHEHALIS were added atop the marquee when it was moved to the old Pix. They eventually became unstable and were removed.

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