Seaside’s Times Theater Reopens After Being Closed For Nearly 20 Years

The historic building reopens with a modern day twist

Seaside, OR – The Times Theater Building on the corner of Broadway and Columbia has come back to life. Opening in October of 2018 after over a year of renovations, the historic theater has reopened as under the name Times Theater and Public House. After closing 30 years ago, you can now catch a movie, a game,  grab some food, or drink a house brewed “Sisu” beer in the beautifully restored building.

The theater has reopened to rave reviews from locals, and visitors alike. Many note the historically preserved interior, as well as the ambiance the new construction brings. While renovations were extensive, TD&M Enterprises, also the entity of just under 10 local businesses, did an amazing job of keeping the buildings unique feel. After 30 years as a storage unit, talk of the new theater began in early 2017.   At the time, Marketing Director for TD&M Enterprises, Marla Olstedt, said “This is a unique project because the locals are excited. It’s in the heart of downtown Seaside, and there is automatic foot traffic. It will be exciting to watch the collaboration between the brew pub and the theater.”

To ensure they got it right, the owners, The Utti family of Seaside, partnered with Seaside Brewings Vince Berg. Berg, a local brewer, helped get equipment in place, and recipes perfected for their house “Sisu” beer. “Sisu” meaning perseverance, or stubbornness in Finnish, is an ode to the Utti families heritage. In addition to beer they have a full pub menu, movie concessions, and another Seaside classic – Phillips Candy. You can enjoy all three in their dining area, or in one of the theaters large, theater style seats.

About Times Theater/Times Theater and Public House:

Times Theater was a movie theater in Seaside, OR open from 1940-1989. It is remembered by locals as a place to drop off your kids and feel safe about where they were, and what they were doing. After attendance slowed in the late 1980’s, the theater showed its last film, “Parenthood,” on October 12, 1989. The new Times Theater and Public House now shows second-run movies, sporting events, and special events. After expanding into the old Tom & Larry’s candy, they now have a full service kitchen where you can order classic pub foods like burgers, specialty hot dogs, and more. Movies primarily show at night at 7, or 9pm with the only exception being live entertainment, or a special event. The Times Theater and Public House is open 11am – 11pm on weekdays, and 9am – 11pm on weekends.

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Company Name: Seaside Oregon
Contact Person: Seth Morrisey
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Phone: (971) 308-3055
Address:615 Broadway St Suite 275
City: Seaside
State: OR
Country: United States

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