Construction inside the Times Theater in downtown Seaside.

Construction inside the Times Theater in downtown Seaside.

Colin Murphey/Daily Astorian

After closing its doors almost 30 years ago, the historic Times Theater could come back to life early next year.

The theater, which sits at the corner of Broadway and Columbia Street, is most recognizable for the giant postcard mural painted on its walls. It originally opened in 1941 and is one of the city’s most historic buildings.

The Times played the day’s most popular movies before the previous owner, Don McMurdie, decided not to renew the lease in 1989.

Now the property owners from TD&M Enterprises have plans to restore and renovate the theater into a brew pub and event space, with the possibility of live entertainment, sports viewing and even some second-run movies.

Read more at the Daily Astorian.