Columbia City Theater is an iconic music venue in the historic district of Rainier Valley, just a few miles from downtown Seattle. The theater was built in 1917 and is the oldest vaudeville theater in the state of Washington. Having played a major role in the Seattle Jazz boom in the 40's, the theater hosted to the likes of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats Waller. During the 50's it served as a neighborhood movie theater and during the 60’s, it is rumored to have been one of the first venues to host Jimi Hendrix. With new management in place, this past year, the theater is thrilled to serve the local community with live music, the time honored tradition of Burlesque, and hilarious comedy shows.