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“Seattle's oldest theatre!”
Built in 1907, the Moore Theatre is the oldest remaining theatre in Seattle. The original owner, James A. Moore, was a flamboyant developer responsible for many of the early homes and structures in downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill. The first building on the regraded Second Avenue, the Moore created a general shift away from Pioneer Square as the central business district while firmly establishing Second Avenue as the "film/theatre district" for Seattle. Architect E.W. Houghton gave the theatre a simple exterior with Italian and Byzantine terra-cotta details, while focusing much of the visual beauty on an opulent interior. Hailed as one of the most beautiful and completely equipped playhouses in the United States, the Moore boasted a grand lobby with mosaic floors, marble, onyx, carved wood, stained glass, and metal. There was also a ceiling fresco in old rose, cream and gold. Beams were supported by Muses representing Drama and Music. The theatre interior was resplendent with clusters of lights, rich hangings, and stained-glass paneling. In the last twenty years the Moore has defined itself as a venue for both local community events, such as lectures, beauty pageants, and local dance or musical groups, and as a home for more "alternative" touring musicians and theatre. Virtually every musical genre, from the most hard-core punk to flashy funk, has had a place on the Moore stage in recent years.
Went here for Joe Gatto comedy hour and it was fantastic. The theatre was well.... Alright. It was nice and easy to navigate. The only issue I have is there was a good amount of people struggling... Read more
Old theater used for various shows. Been in the middle balcony a couple of times and the view is good. There is a bar and restrooms on that level. Remember the age of the building and things may... Read more
The Moore Theatre
- Sun: 2:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Mon - Wed: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Thu: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
- Fri, Sat: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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