Grand TheaterEdit profile
The Grand Theater is part of a complex of historic buildings in Salem, Oregon, United States that was originally owned by the fraternal organization Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) as the Chemeketa Lodge No. 1, Odd Fellows Buildings. The theater building is also known as the I.O.O.F. Temple.
The Grand Theater was built as an opera house by the Oddfellows in 1900.John Philip Sousa performed at the grand opening on November 29, 1900. The two former I.O.O.F. buildings were added to the NRHP in 1988. The buildings currently hold retail businesses, offices, and a ballroom and other facilities that are rented for special events, while the theater serves as a film and music venue.