Originally the town mortuarary and funeral home from 1903 to 1972, this historical beauty was converted by the beloved Donaldson family to a "movie house" in the 1970s after purchasing the building in 1977. The Roslyn Theatre was officially born on June 5th, 1979 with the opening movie of "Heaven Can Wait", and has been a treasured icon ever since.
The Donaldson family has always had a reputation for showing the best films for moviegoers who come from near and far to experience this amazing small town venue. After nearly fifty years, they have entrusted the legacy of this incredible place to Courtney & Joe Neese and their family, who enthusuasticaly take on the torch to steward this incredible theatre into its next chapter.
Courtney first visited the theatre in 1993 and vividly remembers waiting in line with anticipation outside and the goosebumps she got from the thrill and excitement of being in such a very unique place. That feeling endured through decades and when the once in a lifetime opportunity arose, she showed it to Joe, and he was equally won over.
Location, location, location
The Roslyn Theatre is located at
101 W Dakota Ave in historic Roslyn, WA. Set in picturesque downtown Roslyn, Washington, the theatre is within easy reach of many, and considered the local favorite by residents of Roslyn, Ronald,
Cle Elum, and all the way to Ellensburg. Suncadia visitors delight in catching the local flair offered in town, and find themsleves going to Roslyn frequently for offerings from not only Roslyn Theatre, but also other local favorites! There is no shortage of fantastic places in Roslyn!