Hoquiam's Historic 7th Street Theatre
By Cindy Stearns
Published: 09/30/19 Topics: Comments:
It really is like a step back in time. You walk into the lobby and smell the freshly popping popcorn. Friendly faces greet you and load you up Raisinets and your tub of popcorn. Then, off you go to find a seat among the almost 1,000 choices. Get ready to settle into an experience that takes you back in time. Instead of looking at computer screen, you're in front of the big screen at Hoquiam's 7th Street Theatre.
Built in 1928, this movie house is one of the few remaining atmospheric-style theatres on the West Coast. Adopted from the works of John Eberson, the theatre's unique interior transforms into a simulated open-air playhouse with a painted “sky” ceiling. You'll experience clouds overhead with twinkling stars.
The 7th Street Theatre was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. In 2008, the theatre was the first building in the city of Hoquiam to be placed on the newly formed Hoquiam Register of Historic Places.
Currently, the 7th Street Theatre is undergoing constant work under the guidance of the 7th Street Theatre Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which owns and operates the theatre. (Remember those friendly faces who scooped up your popcorn? They're volunteers from the association.)
The venue hosts events all year long, and regularly features classic movies on certain weekends each year. Additionally, it's home to 7th Street Kids. This is a six-week summer program for kids seven through 16. You may also rent the theatre for private events.
The theatre is at 313 7th Street in Hoquiam. Telephone is 360.537.7400.
October-December Film Schedule
- Oct 5 & 6 Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man
- Oct 25 & 26 Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
- Nov 2 & 3 Twelve O’Clock High
- Nov 29 & 30 Deck the Halls
- Dec 7 Elf
- Dec 21 & 22 White Christmas
Author: Cindy Stearns
Blog #: 0689 – 09/30/19