Tacoma s Theater District

In spite of the significance of the event, it is otherwise business as usual in the
theater district: the Music Box Theater ... and Charles Coburn, in “fascinating
Technicolor,” while a large billboard advertises Tacoma's own Alt Heidelberg
beer.

Tacoma s Theater District

Author: Kimberly M. Davenport

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439653135

Page: 128

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The history of Tacoma’s Theater District is nearly as long as that of the city of Tacoma itself, spanning from the opening of the Tacoma Theater in 1890 to the present day, with restored historical facilities anchoring a renewed cultural district. This telling of the district’s history reflects a range of engaging topics, including the boundless enthusiasm of the initial residents of Tacoma (the “City of Destiny”), the changing ways in which culture was shared and experienced over the decades of the 20th century, and a community working together through difficult times to save and restore historical buildings as gathering spaces for the benefit of future generations. The story is told through historical photographs of the theater venues themselves, as well as images capturing a myriad of cultural and community events taking place in those facilities and in the surrounding district.

Tacoma s Proctor District

Letter Bean ' s 100 UN POST From downtown , Allen C . Mason ' s streetcar
skirted along the north end of Wright Park and ... The same block also sported
one of Tacoma ' s first neighborhood theaters — the Bungalow PhotoPlay
Theater — at ...

Tacoma s Proctor District

Author: Caroline Gallacci

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738548128

Page: 127

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When Allen C. Mason launched his Point Defiance line in the early 1890s, the Proctor area became one of Tacoma's first streetcar suburbs. Before this time, Tacoma's North End was a remote, unsettled region populated only by those visiting the city's horseracing track. After Mason established a streetcar stop at the intersection of North Twenty-sixth and Proctor Streets--near the racetrack--businesses began to line the thoroughfare. By 1900, houses had been constructed within walking distance of the line, and a residential neighborhood provided the impetus for the construction of schools, a firehouse, churches, and a library. By the 1920s, the neighborhood had expanded and changed to reflect the introduction of the automobile as well as the district's popularity with University of Puget Sound students studying nearby. The community spirit that emerged then continues to this day.

Showtime in Tacoma

Showtime in Tacoma, by Blaine Johnson and Tacoma Public Library¿s Brian Kamens, covers the theaters, venues, performances and events that have attracted audiences to more than a century¿s worth of memorable experiences in the city of ...

Showtime in Tacoma

Author: Blaine Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780984623471

Page: 244

View: 261

Showtime in Tacoma, by Blaine Johnson and Tacoma Public Library¿s Brian Kamens, covers the theaters, venues, performances and events that have attracted audiences to more than a century¿s worth of memorable experiences in the city of Tacoma, Washington. ¿This is the story of what and where we watched, what we lost and, most significantly, how these deep-seated roots anchor a dynamic new era in Tacoma¿s colorful cultural history.¿ Over 150 theater names have graced the marquees of Tacoma, bringing a wide variety of performers and entertainment through an array of changing technology, while serving as gathering places for Tacoma¿s growing sense of community and place.Showtime in Tacoma is loaded with historic details and lively tales, including a dozen essays by the late historian Murray Morgan. Showtime in Tacoma represents the history of Tacoma¿s theaters, the Theater District as Tacoma¿s historic gathering place, prominent performance organizations such as the Tacoma Little Theater, Tacoma¿s H.C. Weaver Studios, and highlighted performers. Content includes nearly a dozen major articles by historian Murray Morgan, and extensive coverage by Steph Farber and Phyllis Harrison of the restoration of Tacoma's Pantages Theater in the early eighties.

Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest

Author: Michelin Travel Publications

Publisher: Michelin Italiana

ISBN: 9782061584019

Page: 426

View: 239

The Green Guide to the Pacific Northwest offers suggestions and advice on what to do, where to go, and also gives background on the region's history and cultural heritage.

Urban Land

TACOMA ON TRACK from page 77 something to come to , ” says Josie Emmons ,
manager of Tacoma ' s culture and ... In Tacoma ' s Broadway Theater District ,
the downtown core has been revitalized with the renovation of a pair of theaters .

Urban Land

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Hidden Washington

From the islands of Puget Sound west to Hood Canal , this is also a region rich in
parks and natural areas . ... Theater , an exquisitely restored 1918 masterpiece of
the vaudeville circuit , is the centerpiece of Tacoma ' s thriving theater district .

Hidden Washington

Author: Eric Lucas

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781569754863

Page: 406

View: 184

Each book in the Hidden series reviews a destination'sfamed attractions. Then it invites the reader to go further by exploring "hidden" spots other guides overlook, including small inns and recommended restaurants. The guides lead to places local residents enjoy exploring including beaches, parks and non-touristy neighborhoods.Features include: - "Hidden" spots - Author's favourite picks- Three-day getaway itineraries- Driving and walking tours- Website and e-mail addresses- Maps that "zoom in" on each areaHidden Washington provides the low down on everything from the coolest new restaurants in Seattle to the best spots for a moon light sea kayaking in the San Juan Islands. This book is a virtual bed-and-breakfast guide featuring over 100 boutique hotels, guest cottages, and smallinns."The Hidden guidebooks series hot-peppers its pages with little arrows that point to a multitude of off-the-tourist-track sites." -Chicago Tribune

Downtown Tacoma

To its west on South Ninth Street was ( and is ) the Rialto ( 1918 ) . In 1963 ,
during a showing of Alfred Hitchcock ' s The Birds , the Tacoma Theater was
destroyed by fire , leaving a void in the Theater District concept . Across South
Ninth ...

Downtown Tacoma

Author: Caroline Denyer Gallacci

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738570020

Page: 127

View: 979

Vintage photographs selected from the private collections of coauthor Ron Karabaich and Thomas R. Stenger, as well as the Tacoma Public Library.

Pacific Northwest 2001 2002

The market is open Monday through Saturday from 10 A . M . to 7 P . M . and
Sunday from noon to 5 P . M . Twenty ethnic art masks mounted on buildings tie
Tacoma ' s 15 - block business and theater districts together . Near the Broadway
 ...

Pacific Northwest  2001 2002

Author: Corey Sandler

Publisher: Contemporary Books

ISBN: 9780809226320

Page: 336

View: 645

"Econoguide Pacific Northwest 2001-02 is an invaluable guide to the golden triangle of the Pacific Northwest, including several of North America's most exciting cities. From Puget Sound and Seattle to Vancouver and Victoria, travelers will find all of the information they need to plan the perfect vacation, regardless of the budget.

Hidden Pacific Northwest

The Tacoma / Olympia region southwest of Tacoma and O a Seattle is rich in
history , parks , waterfalls and cultural ... an exquisitely restored 1918
masterpiece of the vaudeville circuit , is the centerpiece of Tacoma ' s thriving
theater district .

Hidden Pacific Northwest

Author: Eric Lucas

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781569755761

Page: 636

View: 667

In-depth coverage of the area's wonderful cities of Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, and Victoria--plus its coastal hamlets and mountain getaways--is combined with dozens of tips for discovering "hidden" spots like Lost Lake. Details on more than 200 parks, beaches, wilderness areas, hiking trails, and campgrounds are included.

Washington Off the Beaten Path

... explore downtown Tacoma ' s historic Broadway Theater District and adjacent
Antiques Row on Broadway between Seventh and Ninth Streets . In this area you
' ll see two restored circa 1918 theaters and a contemporary theater , along with ...

Washington Off the Beaten Path

Author: Myrna Oakley

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780762723744

Page: 240

View: 762

Washington offers something for everyone--volcanoes, hot springs, rain forests, ski resorts, and ranches. Adventurers will discover fascinating places and myriad attractions--from whales to woodland trails--otherwise overlooked.