McMenamins Presents

History Pub- Tacoma’s Theater District: From 1890 to Today, All Ages

All Ages
Wednesday, July 19
Doors: 6pm ** Show: 7pm

McMenamins Presents:
History Pub- 

Tacoma’s Theater District: From 1890 to Today 

All Ages | Doors 6:00PM
Spanish Ballroom @
Elks Temple
565 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
Wednesday July 19 2023 7:00PM

The history of Tacoma’s Theater District is nearly as long as that of the city itself, spanning from the opening of the Tacoma Theater in 1890 to the present day, with restored historic facilities anchoring a renewed cultural district. This telling of the district’s history recounts the boundless enthusiasm of the first residents of Tacoma, the City of Destiny, and the changing ways in which entertainment culture was experienced over the 20th century.  


Historian Kim Davenport shares these stories through historical photographs of the theater venues as well as a myriad of cultural events. Join us as we learn more about the communities that worked together through difficult times to save and restore these historic gathering spaces for the benefit of future generations. 


Kim Davenport is a musician, teacher, historian, author, and the communications manager for the Tacoma Historical Society. Her work has been published by Arcadia Publishing,, THS, and Kim regularly performs and teaches music at UW Tacoma and the University of Puget Sound. 

General Admission standing room only event.
All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Tickets are non-transferable. Will Call name changes are not permitted.

“Print at Home” Method of Delivery is suggested to avoid potentially long Will Call lines at the Box Office Day Of Show. Print at home tickets can be physically printed out or displayed on your phone to be scanned at the door.
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