Demolition underway at Seattle’s Guild 45th Theatre?

Demolition of the old Guild 45th movie theatre in Wallingford appears to have begun. The marquee and neon sign on the eastern-most of the two-theatre complex was taken down Tuesday, with significant damage inflicted to the front of the century-old structure.

The Guild 45th was operated for decades by California-based Landmark Theatres, showing a mix of indie and foreign films, but also fairly mainstream movies, too. As local photo historian Paul Dorpat noted in research he did nearly 30 years ago, the original theatre dates back to the 1920s, from the same era as the Neptune Theatre, which is several blocks east on 45th Street. The Guild 45th has

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