Dinah Brein welcomes you to the moviehouse we ‘saved’: the Historic Admiral Theater!

With just three days’ notice, Cineplex Odeon closed the Admiral Theater on Jan. 29, 1989, and on that night, a picket by our organization launched a campaign to secure city landmark status for the 1942 moviehouse.

In this video, 60 years after the Admiral’s opening, manager Dinah Brein (pronounced BRY-uhn) touches on the high points of that history as her management company, Far Away Entertainment, makes plans for refurbishing and modernizing this art-deco jewel.

For the complete history of the theater, click here.

And to learn about the recent revitalization efforts, click here.

3 Responses to “Dinah Brein welcomes you to the moviehouse we ‘saved’: the Historic Admiral Theater!”

  1. Bob says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Please do whatever you can do to save the Admiral Theater, a West Seattle landmark! Such a wonderful theater!

  2. Georgie Bright Kunkel says:

    Have been trying to reach you as I am mounting a Tea With Georgie II since so much has happened in my
    on stage life since you invited me to mount Tea with Georgie four years ago.

    I still write my weekly column, am a featured comic at the relatively new Comedy Womb and I have been contacted by America’s Got Talent to submit a video which I did last week.

    I have appeared on the Antiques Road Show and have organized the Rosie the Riveters in West Seattle again.

    I have contacted you first but I plan to do this
    re furbishing of Tea With Georgie at some venue in the future.

    Let me know if this is a possibility.

    Cheers, Georgie

  3. Bonnie Rimawi says:

    So good to see the old Admiral Theatre. I started going to movies there in 1948.

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