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Elsinore Theatre

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Address: 170 High St. S.E., Salem, OR 97301
Phone Number: 503-375-3574
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Magnificent architectural treasure in downtown Salem

Built in 1926, the Elsinore was -- and remains -- a delightful architectural wonder and a superb venue for a variety of entertainment events. After an early period which featured... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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96 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Built in 1926, the Elsinore was -- and remains -- a delightful architectural wonder and a superb venue for a variety of entertainment events. After an early period which featured everything from silent movies to vaudeville acts to musical comedy, the theater fell into neglect and disrepair and by the early 1980s was almost demolished. Fortunately a grass roots movement... More 

Thank markers
Salem, OR
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has the best entertainment and performers throughout the year! Also running great old movies on Wednesday nights. Beautiful restoration in a very old theater in Salem, Or.

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Keizer, Oregon
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416 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the Elsinore quite a few times and it never disappoints. This time we saw Home Free a country Acapella group. Since they are all Acapella the wonderful acoustics of the Elsinore really shined. We sat in the Mezzanine balcony, first row. I'm almost 6'4" and 260 lbs and there was plenty of room in the first... More 

Thank TriumphTim
Salem, Oregon
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bring your camera! You are going to want to snap some of the gorgeous architecture of this beautiful theater. Come watch a show, listen to music or whatever is in store. I went to a Wings tribute band here and had a blast. The only thing that would have made it better, would have been the original band!!!!

Thank zandoraslz
London, Canada
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Went and saw three silent movies as part of film series. Organists provided the music for the movies. What a great experience!! If you like silent films you should go to a show, on 5 dollars a ticket....what a bargain!!!!

Thank Dan D
New York
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354 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We tried getting into the theater just to "look around" in the middle of a weekday afternoon and it was locked. We went to the box office and a gentleman there was sympathetic to our plight but politely said the theater was locked up. When we told him we'd come all the way from NY and would love to see... More 

Thank SailorBoy55
New York City
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362 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 440 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Simply loved this venue. Gorgeously maintained, stunning architecture. Features nice seating and good sight lines. Would not hesitate to see a film here, but we attended a live show with a lot of lighting in summertime, and it was quite warm. So be prepared, there may be air moving but no A/C in the venue- only a concern in the... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I hope you get an opportunity to visit this beautiful restoration right here in downtown Salem Oregon. As a child I used to go to this theater to watch movies and still have fun memories of all of those times. Now we find ourselves going to major events and enjoying this throughout our entire life. Thank you Salem for saving... More 

Thank Dale V
Salem, Oregon
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

In the finest gothic tradition of the twenties and thirties this is a perfect example and a joy to visit. It is small enough to make musical performances seem intimate. The Wednesday night film series is fun to go to and there are many varied types of entertainment presented throughout the year. The theatre is even available for weddings. Since... More 

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Jefferson, OR
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our first visit to this Salem landmark theatre. What a treasure we have in this beautifully restored theatre. Every seat is good for seeing an event. The seats were comfortable, but not designed for someone with long legs. The rows are fairly close together. Our hats go off to those that volunteered their time to make this theatre come back... More 

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