Times Theater and Public House
After showing its last film in 1989, the Times Theater has reopened after renovating to include a modern day twist. The Times Theater building is one of Seaside’s most historical sites, and is most popularly known for the large vintage mural that it once dawned. The paint that covers the once exquisite mural caused quite the stir-up between locals, and it left many hopeful that it would make a comeback in some shape or form. And after almost 30 years of being used for storage, the once Seaside staple had to undergo some major renovations to be brought back to life.
Still standing in its original spot on the corner of Columbia and Broadway, this Seaside classic is now known as the Times Theater and Public House. Now, in addition to watching second-run movies, you can catch a Ducks game or sip on one of their house brewed SISU beers. In addition to the beer they brew in house, they have wine, guest beer taps, cider, and a full menu to order from.
The theater dawns large, comfy chairs with pull-out tables to accommodate your food and drinks. When ordering off of the pub menu, table service is available for the downstairs theater seats and the larger sit-down tables near the bar. You can order food and concessions or even grab some classic Phillips Candy from the front counter to take with you to the upstairs balcony seating.
The interior pays homage to the original theater, leaving the seat layout in tact as well as the unique shape of the building. Where there once was a movie screen is now 6 large brewing tanks, multiple SISU kegs, and other beer brewing equipment. When it’s time to watch a game or movie, they simply pull down the silver screen where the showings can be digitally projected. While there were undoubtedly some major renovations, the new owners did an incredible job of keeping the classic look while tying in the sports bar-esque pub.
The Times Theater and Public House is still open for restaurant service outside of movie showings. The menu is extensive and full of classic pub favorites making for a fun new spot to hang out and grab a bite to eat. They plan to host events, live entertainment, and show other popular sporting events in addition to football. Their current weekly schedule is as follows:
Monday: Monday Night Football
Tuesday & Wednesday: Movie at 7pm
Thursday: Thursday Night Football – Movie at 9pm
Friday: Movie at 9pm
Saturday: College Football
Sunday: NFL – Movie at 9pm