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Elsinore Theatre

170 High St. S.E., Salem, OR 97301
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Ranked #15 of 31 attractions in Salem
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- May 7, 2014
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Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The Elsinore Theater is a majestic theater/concert hall which was originally built in 1926 and totally refurbished during the past 10 years. The theatre was designed to resemble the Elsinore Castle in Denmark and is incredibly ornate. The theater contains an enormous Wurlitzer Organ which is played during silent movies and other events. In recent months we've seen The Brother's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A beautiful art deco theater that has been restored to it's glory. There are many venues there that meet all interests.

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Portland Oregon
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Watched the BBKing concert and staff were like police. I've never been to a concert where they were so distracting....! It's standard today for people to take a few casual shots of artists at concerts but the staff made a huge deal with a lady in front of me taking a shot on her phone and kept glaring at everyone... More

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Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We attended the Menopause Musical January 30, 2014. We were told these were good seats but the Center seats row C (last row) was even with row B and we could not see over Row B's heads. We missed some of the show and had to sit with the seat in the up position to make us taller. This was... More

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Salem, Oregon, USA
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We watched A Children's Nutcracker by American Ballet Academy. Our seats were on the mezzanine level. Every seat at this level has an amazing view and acoustics are excellent. The seats themselves are updated and are more roomy and comfortable than the building's original seats in the balcony level which are wooden and narrow. The stage and lobby are absolutely... More

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

When I was a kid about 50 years ago I would go to the theatre to watch movies. At that time the theatre was getting pretty run down but still majestic. Now it is wonderful to see it in all it's splendor. I really like going to see old movies on the big screen. It's just cool.

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Incline Village
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Mom and I have enjoyed a few silent movies with organ accompaniment. What wonderful evenings of entertainment. The building is being preserved with such care. The many volunteers are so proud. We love this place. Just found it this summer in good old downtown Salem. The various events at the theater are worth looking into. If nothing else stop by... More

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is a beautiful historical theatre. We love to watch the American Ballet Academy Nutcracker each year with the kids. When you walk in the theatre, it takes you back in time to such a classy time period.

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Eugene, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A great cinema-to-live-performances venue conversion. All kinds of acts appear. Magic acts, national and local musicians. Just a great venue.

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Santa Maria, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had a small opening concert and watched a silent movie with accompaniment. What a fabulous venue!

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