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Address: 170 High St SE, Salem, OR 97301-3608
Phone Number: 503-375-3574
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What a gem

Outstanding Theater, Live stage, large classical music venue, also classic movies; silent movies with the mighty Wurlitzer must be experienced. Beautiful restoration, good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2016
Sam_Kinney
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Salem, Oregon
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Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to many events at the Elsinore Theater. It's a local jewel, and the community has done an excellent job supporting its renovation. I will not stop going, but it will be with a degree of concern. Last night we attended a presentation by a television personality. This is not a review of that individual; this is a... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Outstanding Theater, Live stage, large classical music venue, also classic movies; silent movies with the mighty Wurlitzer must be experienced. Beautiful restoration, good acoustics. Only issue I wish the seats were a bit larger.

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

This iconic theater brings back the beauty of the past. It looks like it did in it's heyday. Every month there are plays, movies, musicals and other entertainment that brings out the best of the past and the present.

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salem oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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

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Salem, Oregon
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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.

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Richmond, Virginia
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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.

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Keizer, Oregon
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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 

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Salem, Oregon
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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.

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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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