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Columbia Theatre


2010 Photo from the Dave Felthous collection
1225-31 Vandercook Way
Longview WA
(360) 575-8499

Visit Website Live Theatre National Register 1985
Record #9989  
 Opened: 1925
Capacity: 800 seats
Architect(s):
Architectural Style(s): Italian Renaissance
National Register: 1985
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:

Information for this tour was contributed by Dave Felthous.

The Columbia was sold by local owners to the Seattle-based Sterling Theaters in 1945 and remained owned by them until the City of Longview obtained it in 1983. The city leases it to a nonprofit organization of local citizens which hires a professional manager to run it. It's used for concerts, plays, etc.

In 2010, the Columbia emerged from a year-long, $11 million retrofit, refurbishing, updating, etc., and had its first stage show in early February, a return engagement of the Smothers Brothers. The work they did is impressive, including careful restoration of original decor and relics. New seating in a classic design affords more leg room. This has reduced capacity from just over 1,000 to just over 800.

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August 2013 photos from the Dave Felthous collection.


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January 2010 photos from the Dave Felthous collection.


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May 1999 photos from the Ken Layton collection.


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Photos from the Bill Wood collection.


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Last featured 1/31/2010. Last edited 1/31/2010.

 
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