Meet the people of The Dalles day. 300 people stopped by to be greeted.
The Granada Theatre now.
The GRANADA THEATRE, located on Route 30 in The Dalles, Oregon, is now the sister theatre of our Watseka Theatre! It is three years since we began the purchase efforts and the day is here. On Friday March 31st, the keys to the theatre were officially handed to us by Mayor Steven Lawrence in a public ceremony attended by about 100 local community residents and theatre supporters. It was a beautiful day in Oregon and we could not be happier! The city surprised us by changing the theatre marquee to read as pictured in the top 2 images.
Our plans include renovating the exterior and interior of the theatre in order to preserve the historic building for years to come. And, of course, to bring the same type of live national performers and community events to the GRANADA.
The GRANADA is in the Art Deco Moorish Revival style architecture and was completed in 1930 - four months prior to the Watseka Theatre opening. It was the first movie theatre west of the Mississippi designed (by the Universal Film Corporation) for talkies. More photos will be added so you can see what it looks like now and in the beginning.
Thank you to the people of The Dalles for making us feel so welcomed into your community. Here we go again!
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