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Bing Crosby Theater
Clemmer Theater.JPG
Former names Clemmer Theater, State Theater, Metropolitan Performing Arts Center
Address 901 West Sprague Avenue
Location Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Coordinates 47°39′26″N 117°25′26″W / 47.65722°N 117.42389°W / 47.65722; -117.42389Coordinates: 47°39′26″N 117°25′26″W / 47.65722°N 117.42389°W / 47.65722; -117.42389
Owner Jerry Dicker
Type Theatre
Capacity 756
Construction
Built 1914
Renovated 1988
Architect Edwin W. Houghton
Clemmer Theater
Architectural style Chicago, Classical Revival
NRHP reference No. 88002758
Added to NRHP December 1, 1988

Bing Crosby Theater is a performing arts theater located in Spokane, Washington which was designed by theater architect Edwin W. Houghton. The theater was originally built in 1914 as an 800-seat movie theater called Clemmer Theater. Between May and October 1925, local singer Bing Crosby was a regular performer at the theater.

Over the years the theater fell into disrepair until it was purchased by a local company in 1988 and refurbished. The theater was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in December 1988. It was re-opened as the Metropolitan Performing Arts Center and was used for concerts, lectures, and movies. The Met was purchased by local businessman Mitch Silver in 2004 and in 2006 renamed after Bing Crosby when a local historian noticed that the city did not have any landmarks named after the multimedia star, who grew up in Spokane.

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