Bing Crosby Theater

John Martinez (left) and John Johnson of Baldwin Sign Company install the new Bing Crosby Theater sign, replacing the Met sign on the former Metropolitan Performing Arts Center in April 2007. (Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review)

John Martinez (left) and John Johnson of Baldwin Sign Company install the new Bing Crosby Theater sign, replacing the Met sign on the former Metropolitan Performing Arts Center in April 2007. (Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review)

The Bing Crosby Theater, (historically the Clemmer Theater) is the spot where Bing started his career in May 1925. Crosby, Al Rinker and others performed during silent movies that year. In October, Crosby and Rinker left for Los Angeles and new musical opportunities. Rinker’s sister, Mildred Bailey, connected them with band leader Paul Whiteman. Today, the theater has a window case devoted to Crosby memorabilia.

Directions to the next stop: Bailey’s Music Store

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Head west on W Sprague Ave toward S Monroe St

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Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto N Madison St

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Take the 1st right onto W Riverside Ave

Destination will be on the left