7th Street Theatre

Back to the Future (1985)

January 25 & 26 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets are $6.

Tickets are available at City Drug, Crown Drug, Harbor Drug, online or at the door 30 minutes prior.

We are bringing back the Fan Favorite Back to the Future with Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties.  He is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean “time machine” invented by a slightly mad scientist. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love – so he can get back to the future.

Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Llyod and Lea Thompson.

Locally sponsored by Advanced Heating & Air, Inc., Rick Anderson, Jeff Cook & Becky Walsh, Dominos.com, Grays Harbor College, GH Parkinson’s Group, Ray Kahler & Callie White, Lytle Seafoods, Makenzie Nestor, The Pasha Group, Wunderland Childcare Centers, Jodesha Broadcasting and Alpha Media Grays Harbor.

Cinderella

Feb 7 – 9 7:30 pm & 10 @ 2 pm

Tickets are $8 for students and children, $12 for adults.

Tickets are available online, Crown Drug, Harbor Drug, at the door, and at Hoquiam High School during business hours.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a musical being performed by Hoquiam High School’s Drama Department. It is based upon the fairy tale Cinderella, particularly the French version Cendrillon. The story concerns a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother and self-centered stepsisters, who dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella is transformed into a Princess and finds her Prince.

Benny & Joon (1993)

February 15 & 16 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets are $6.

Tickets are available at City Drug, Crown Drug, Harbor Drug, online, and at the door 30 minutes prior to the show.

Benny runs a small car repair shop. He must also take care of his mentally ill sister Juniper, better known as Joon. After losing a bet, Benny is forced to bring another eccentric into his house: Sam, the cousin of a friend. Not inclined to conversation, Sam expresses himself by performing Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton routines (and brilliantly!) Sam immediately hits it off with Joon. 

Starring Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Aiden Quinn.

Locally sponsored by Wunderland Childcare Centers, Jodesha Broadcasting, and Alpha Media Grays Harbor.

Nearing the end of the 7th Street Theatre’s 90th year

Because you value arts, history and your community

I’m hoping that you’ll make a special year-end gift.

Because of your gift, we’ll be able to continue to offer high-quality entertainment and access to the arts at an affordable price, in a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere.

Why give now? We’re starting a brand new year of great movie series in January. 2019 will also include several special events featuring local performers. Your support now will help us end the year strong so we can start 2019 strong. Also, your special year-end gift is tax deductible if it’s received by midnight on December 31.

I know you care about quality entertainment at an affordable price. Your gift also ensures that  needed renovations can continue so our theatre can be a home for the arts for future generations. So I’m hoping you’ll send in a special gift today. (For more information, click here.)

Can we count on receiving your gift by midnight on December 31? You can also mail a donation to PO Box 777, Hoquiam, WA 98550.

Thank you. 

Ray Kahler, President
7th Street Theatre Association
a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

2019 Movie Series

Here’s our selection for the 2019 movie series!  If you are interested in sponsoring any of our movies, be sure to visit our sponsor page or download the 2019 form here.

Jan 25 & 26 Back to the Future  (1985)
Feb 15 & 16 Benny & Joon  (1993)
Mar 2 & 3 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly  (1966)
Mar 22 & 23 Fight Club  (1999)
Apr 6 & 7 The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Apr 19 & 20 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory  (1971)
May 11 & 12 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers  (1954)
May 17 & 18 The Karate Kid  (1984)
Sep 7 & 8 Journey to the Center of the Earth  (1959)
Sep 20 & 21 National Lampoon’s Vacation  (1983)
Oct 5 & 6 Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man  (1951)
Oct 25 & 26 Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure  (1989)
Nov 2 & 3 Twelve O’Clock High  (1949)
Nov 29 & 30 Deck the Halls  (2006)
Dec 7 Elf  (2003)
Dec 21 & 22 White Christmas  (1954)

Our back wall is letting the rainwater in and we need your help

Back of stage, showing leaks during recent rainstorm.

For more than 25 years, the back wall has had a problem with rainwater penetration.  It’s getting worse.  During the rainy season, and worse during storms, water runs down the back wall on the inside next to the stage.  Since  this is a south-facing wall it gets the full brunt of the weather.

This is a huge wall and a very important part of the structure of the theatre.

The wall is huge—70 feet high by 95 feet along the widest portion.  Several treatments have been applied during the past 20 years, but have not helped and have ended up making the situation worse.  The elastomeric and tar coatings have deteriorated and created small pockets which trap the rainwater.  The water can’t escape and works its way into the inside of the theatre, on the stage back wall.

We hired a an exterior envelope consultant and have been working with our architect to come up with a permanent solution. A metal rain shield will be applied to the entire back wall, the flyloft roof will be replaced, and we hope to raise enough funding to extend the rain shield around to the alley side of the flyloft wall.   This treatment has been approved by the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

This is the alley side wall which also has areas that are leaking.

The cost to replace the flyloft roof (which is part of the problem) and to place a rain shield on the back wall is $238,000.  The alley side will be an additional $58,000, for a total of $296,000 for the entire project.  As of November 2017, we have raised $120,000, consisting of:

$75,000 from our savings
$35,000 grant  from the Grays Harbor Community Foundation
$5,000 charitable gift from Timberland Bank
$5,000 in private donations

We’re almost halfway there!  We are working on more grant applications at this time, and asking for additional donations from the community.  When the community supports our projects it is very beneficial in obtaining funding from foundations.

The 7th Street Theatre has been an integral part of Grays Harbor for almost 90 years.  We present classic films all year long, a young artist showcase, provide a beautiful historic venue for renters like the Hoquiam School District, Miss Grays Harbor, the 7th Street Kids, dance studios, and many others.  Over 12,000 people attend the theatre every year!

Donations can be made here, or mailed to us at:

7th Street Theatre Association
PO Box 777
Hoquiam, WA  98550

(Mark “back wall donation”)

The 7th Street Theatre Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Let’s keep this wall and stage intact for future generations!  Thank you for your support!