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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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Beautiful theatre!

It is wonderful that Salem's "fathers" had the insight to save the Elsinore Theatre. It has great history and beautiful history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
salem oregon
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salem oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is wonderful that Salem's "fathers" had the insight to save the Elsinore Theatre. It has great history and beautiful history.

Thank jsterup
Salem, Oregon
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Elsinore Theatre has been lovingly restored to its vaudeville glory. The seats are comfortable, the mezzanine is pure luxury, and the sound is wonderful in this space. Stained glass and art deco abound in this wonderful old theatre. I have spent many hours in this place hearing and seeing wonderful entertainment. It's in the heart of downtown Salem.

Thank Janice H
Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

I went to see a classic film at the Elsinore and really enjoyed the experience. Recommend sitting upstairs for best leg room. Ushers were helpful in directing visitors and helping people get seated. Good sound system.

Thank jva754
Keizer, Oregon
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

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 

Thank GadgetsGirl
Salem, Oregon
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122 reviews
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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.

Thank mjhadley
Keizer, Oregon
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199 attraction reviews
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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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Salem, Oregon
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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!!!!

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!!!!

Thank Dan D
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 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 

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