7th Street Theatre

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

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Joyous Kwanzaa

Good health and happiness to all.

Enjoy a wonderful New Year.

Whatever your holiday plans may be, we hope you have a safe and happy season. We are looking forward to another year of movies, plays, and concerts. We hope to see all of you in the next year.

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, Ray Kahler & Callie White, Lytle Seafoods, Wunderland Childcare Centers, Jodesha Broadcasting and Alpha Media Grays Harbor.

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)

Second half 2018 movies

Here’s what we have for movies for the second half of 2018.  All tickets are just $6 and available in Hoquiam at Harbor Drug and Crown Drug and in Aberdeen at City Drug.  Once the event is posted, you can purchase them online via Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door 30 minutes prior to the movie.

Interested in sponsoring a film?  For just $60 you can be a sponsor and receive up to 30 passes to the movie, and also get mentioned in all of our promotions! For more information visit our sponsor page.  (Sponsorships must be received at least 45 days prior to the movie to get mentioned in all promotions).

Forbidden Planet (1956)
Sat Sep 1 @ 7:30 & Sun Sep 2 @ 2:00

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Fri & Sat Sep 21 & 22 @ 7:30

Gaslight (1944)
Sat Oct 6 @ 7:30 & Sun Oct 7 @ 2:00

Men in Black (1997)
Fri & Sat Oct 26 & 27 @ 7:30

The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Sat Nov 3 @ 7:30 & Sun Nov 4 @ 2:00

Scrooged (1988)
Fri & Sat Nov 23 & 24 @ 7:30

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
Sat Dec 1 @ 7:30

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Sat Dec 15 @ 7:30 & Sun Dec 16 @ 2:00

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!