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“Historic and entertaining” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Elsinore Theatre

Elsinore Theatre
170 High St. S.E., Salem, OR 97301
503-375-3574
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Ranked #14 of 29 attractions in Salem
Type: Theaters
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Sheridan, Oregon
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“Historic and entertaining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I have watched movies, attended film festivals, watched concerts, and listened to lectures at the Elsinore. The architecture and decorations are from a time long ago. They have showings of older movies on a regular basis.

Visited February 2013
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“History with wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Check the Elsinore's schedule, attend something, you will be blown away. Somehow the magnificent building will enhance any performance.

Nearly any even has an intermission and sells overpriced wine, but go ahead, it's for a good cause.

This Tudor-Gothic style theatre features modern seats that are comfy on the main floor. The "Loodge" and balcony may still have the old dangerous seats. Maybe not, don't quote me. However, it's been said that the Elsinore is acoustically perfect and the sound great from any seat.

Look for the lovely stained glass on the second level. Also note there is a hard to see window depicting Elsinore Castle in ??? Bavaria? You can see this by standing across the street at Rice Time and looking up, or from the room in the attic where the projectionist used to sit when this was a movie theater.

There had been a trap door in the stage floor that exited into the largest dressing room in the basement, but I guess that's been taken out. Boo hiss.

Visited July 2012
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Salem, Oregon
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“Neat historic building”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The building is old and tired. Maintenance efforts in progress. Acoustics were just ok for the play I saw. Haven't been in many years so maybe there have been improvements since.

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Salem, Oregon
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“A Grand old theatre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The Elsinore is used for a variety of things in Salem. Old Movies, plays, dance recitals, orations, but the very best are the old silent movies with the big pipe organ used for emphasis. A unique experience. Dinner theaters are fun too

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Monmouth, Oregon
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“Comedy Show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

A better venue being utilized in Salem. it was a Carlos Mencia show. There have been other good shows there in the mean time.

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