“...the hidden gem of Portland music venues”
The Aladdin Theater began as Geller's Theatre, a vaudeville house in the late 20's playing host to the likes of Jack Benny. Through the middle decades of the century it served as a family movie emporium, and in the 70's and 80's it was a porn institution (the number one exhibitor of the X-rated classic Deep Throat). In late 1993 Steve Reischman and Sally Custer (then of promotions company Showman, Inc.) renovated the old hall into the shining light of Portland music venues. The Aladdin Theater is a 620 capacity venue that has won numerous awards as Portland's favorite live music venue. From quiet "listening" shows such as RAY DAVIES (The Kinks) and LEO KOTTKE, to loud "rock-out" shows like SLEATER-KINNEY and BLONDE REDHEAD, the Aladdin has been likened to "music church" and has become a must-play venue on the way up for many of today's hottest acts. JEFF BUCKLEY, MACY GRAY, ERYKAH BADU, STEVE EARLE, PAULA COLE, BEN HARPER, DIDO, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, NELLY FURTADO, STRING CHEESE INCIDENT, NORAH JONES, BETH ORTON, KELLER WILLIAMS, RYAN ADAMS, POE, DIANA KRALL, GILLIAN WELCH and RUFUS WAINWRIGHT are just a few of the acts in recent years that have spring boarded from Aladdin into large theaters, amphitheatres, and arenas.
Such a great Theatre - My wife and I saw Ani DiFranco here and it had great acoustics and an intimate setting. Drinks and snacks were available in the lobby and the venue was right next to a great little bar. For Ani there was a small standing area and then seating towards the back. Everywhere had a great view of the stage. Count yourself lucky you get a chance to see a favorite bands concert here - it will be a very good time!
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