Late-night history break: Found in a West Seattle attic

March 28, 2011 at 11:04 pm | In Admiral Theater, West Seattle history, West Seattle news | 6 Comments

Heike shared that Admiral Theater ad from the January 23, 1942, “Seattle Daily Times.” We asked how the old paper was found. Reply: “We put a few can lights into the ceiling, and had to go up into the attic for rewiring. Pretty amazing that it’s been there all this time!”

6 Comments

  1. This is so awesome. They should have it framed and give it to the Theater to hang in the foyer. What a historical find! :-)

    Comment by sun*e — 11:31 pm March 28, 2011 #

  2. I spent almost every Saturday afternoon at the Admiral Theater growing up in West Seattle as did most of my friends. When older we got to go on Friday or Saturday nights but never on a Sunday !!
    After we learned how to read we sometimes went to the Granada Theater to see the silent movies still playing there. What a wonderful time growing up in West Seattle!

    Comment by Brad Fletcher — 5:42 am March 29, 2011 #

  3. I hope you don’t mind, but I just gave this cool find some surrounding film-wonk context in my “mostly movies” blog, Open the Pod Bay Doors, HAL.

    Comment by Mark Bourne — 3:38 pm March 29, 2011 #

  4. .30 cents! Awesome!!

    Comment by DRW — 9:26 pm March 29, 2011 #

  5. Oh yeah, plus tax. What was sales tax in ’42?!

    Comment by DRW — 9:27 pm March 29, 2011 #

  6. It’s awesome but also depressing to see how much prices (not Admiral in particular) have gone up! oi.

    Comment by bsmomma — 8:49 am March 30, 2011 #

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