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The Ruby Theater

The Ruby Theater

The Ruby Theater

Built in 1913 and named for the daughter of the 1st manager; the Ruby Theater is located in downtown Chelan. It is one of the oldest movie/vaudeville theaters in the state and has been showing movies almost continually since opening. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

For movie times and information check their website.

Ephrata Train Depot

Ephrata Train Depot

Ephrata Train Depot

Originally built in 1912, to replace the first train depot that was just a shack. The depot was enlarged and un-enlarged several times over the years, bringing it to this small size when it was demolished on October 28, 2015.

A few notable events at the depot.

  • 1915 – The Liberty Bell comes through.
  • 1920 – Electric lights and a telephone installed.
  • 1934 – President Roosevelt visits.
  • 1937 – President Roosevelt visits again, on his way dedicate the Grand Coulee Dam.