7th Street Theatre > 2017 > December

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!

Cry Baby

February 8 – 10 @ 7:30 pm & 11 @ 2 pm

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

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

The HHS Drama club will be performing the new musical, “Crybaby!” This jumping, jiving Tony nominee is a rebellious teen comedy event! It is based on the cult classic, 1990 John Waters film, Cry-Baby which starred Johnny Depp.

It’s 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He’s a bad boy with a good cause – truth, justice and the pursuit of rock and roll. Cry-Baby and the square rich girl, Allison, are star-crossed lovers at the center of this world. Allison turns her back on her squeaky clean boyfriend, Baldwin, to become a “drape” (a Baltimore juvenile delinquent) and Cry-Baby’s girl. At the other end of the topsy-turvy moral meritocracy of 1954 America, Baldwin is the king of the squares and leads his close-harmony pals against the juvenile delinquents, who are ultimately arrested for arson, sending the drapes all off to prison.

Crybaby is a fun story, with great songs and dances. The show is directed by Patty Sundstrom, Alex Eddy, and Jessy Parks. Our cast is led by seniors Riley Jackson (Crybaby), Chaela Watkins (Allison), and Tigre Falla (Dupree), and a cast of 45 others!

2018 Movies

Jan 19 & 20          Raiders of the Lost Ark

Feb 16 & 17         The Notebook

Mar 10 & 11*       Gone with the Wind

Mar 23 & 24        Wayne’s World

Apr 7 & 8*            The Maltese Falcon

Apr 20 & 21         9 to 5

May 5 & 6*          Bringing Up Baby

May 18 & 19       Moulin Rouge

Sep 1 & 2*           Forbidden Planet

Sep 21 & 22         Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Oct 6 & 7*            Gaslight

Oct 26 & 27         Men in Black

Nov 3 & 4*           The Magnificent Seven

Nov 23 & 24        White Christmas

1-Dec                    Nat’l Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Dec 15 & 16*       It’s a Wonderful Life

Shows are Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm.

*Shows are Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

January 19 & 20 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets are $6 for all ages.

Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets, Harbor Drug, City Drug, Crown Drug, and at the door half an hour before the movie.

The theatre’s most popular movie since 2003, “Raiders” is a sprawling adventure that that looks great on the Harbor’s biggest screen. The year is 1936. An archeology professor named Indiana Jones is venturing in the jungles of South America searching for a golden statue. Unfortunately, he sets off a deadly trap but miraculously escapes. Then, Jones hears from a museum curator named Marcus Brody about a biblical artifact called The Ark of the Covenant, which can hold the key to humanly existence. Jones has to venture to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt to find this artifact. However, he will have to fight his enemy Rene Belloq and a band of Nazis in order to reach it.

Starring Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, and Paul Freeman.

Locally sponsored by Rick Anderson, Ballet Theatre of Washington, Casa Mia, Coleman Mortuary,  Stephen Crow, Dominos.com, Harbor Drug and Gifts, Rich Hartman’s Five Star Dealerships, The Jitter House, Nicholas Moir, Pasha Automotive Services, TS’s The Shop LLC, Westport LLC, Wunderland Childcare, Jodesha Broadcasting, and Alpha Media Grays Harbor.

 

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.