New Year, New Beginnings!

Well we did it, 2020 has came and gone and the optimism for the new year is in full swing! Since we saw you last, The Ruby has welcomed a “new” addition into the family and we thought now would be a good time to introduce her.

Meet Valentina.

In 1922, the Ruby Theatre purchased a photoplayer to provide background music for the silent movies. The photoplayer was one of 10,000 to 12,000 photoplayers in movie theaters around the country. When “talkies” came in the late 20’s the photoplayers became obsolete and disappeared. Today, less than three dozen operating photoplayers are known to exist in the world.

During the last 10 months we have been quietly installing and refurbishing a 1920 Wurlitzer Photoplayer in the Ruby, bringing back the forgotten instrument of the early photo plays.

We will be keeping you informed about VALENTINA, as she has been christened and is ready to show you her moves! There have also been many other improvements  done at the Ruby for your enjoyment that we cannot wait to share with you.

In the meantime, you can read about our new old addition to the Ruby in this Thursday’s  edition of the Wenatchee Daily World.

See you at the Ruby! (Soon)

Ruby Theatre Sketch

Watch current first run movies in comfortable seats, with quality sound, and digital projection.

Experience the Ruby with its original horseshoe balcony, tin ceiling, and cast plaster proscenium arch which are essentially the same as when the “Photo Play House” was constructed in 1914.

See you at The Ruby!


135 E. Woodin Ave., Chelan, Wa., USA, 98831
135 E. Woodin Ave. Chelan, Wa. USA, 98831


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