A little History Archive

  • The Seattle Coliseum Theatre

    The Seattle Coliseum Theatre

    The Coliseum Theatre opened in 1916 and had it’s final movie showing in 1990.It was always one of my favourite structures in Seattle and, as a kid, I saw many movies there. The very first James Bond movie I ever saw in a theatre, The Spy who Loved Me (1977) was in the Coliseum. I […]

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  • The Search for Seattle’s elusive Giant Santa Claus

    The Search for Seattle’s elusive Giant Santa Claus

    Several weeks back I was in Seattle Washington visiting friends. During a stroll near the downtown Monorail station I made an off the cuff comment about wondering what happened to the giant Santa. My friend Janet said “Oh my god. I’m about to cry. No one else remembers giant Santa.” I personally hadn’t given Giant […]

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