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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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Old world charm done beautifully

The Elsinore is like stepping back into a time when stars like Gable and Flynn ruled the screen. The acoustics are great and the lobby are breathtaking! The Elsinore is a perfect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
GadgetsGirl
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Keizer, Oregon
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Keizer, Oregon
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Elsinore is like stepping back into a time when stars like Gable and Flynn ruled the screen. The acoustics are great and the lobby are breathtaking! The Elsinore is a perfect venue for a smaller concert (Bryan Adams Bare Bones tour stopped by, it was amazing!) or an old time movie with the mighty Wurlitzer Organ shaking the seats.... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

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 

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Salem, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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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Thank mjhadley
Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank TriumphTim
Salem, Oregon
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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!!!!

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Thank zandoraslz
London, Canada
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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!!!!

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Thank Dan D
New York
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353 reviews
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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 

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New York City
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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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13 reviews
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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 

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Thank Dale V
Salem, Oregon
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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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