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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!

2016 Movie Series

Jan 15 & 16 Spaceballs 1987
Feb 12 & 13 Groundhog Day 1993
Mar 5 & 6 Strangers on a Train 1951
Mar 18 & 19 Big Trouble in Little China 1986
Apr 8 & 9 Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975
Apr 23 & 24 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962
May 7 & 8 The King and I 1956
May 20 & 21 This is Spinal Tap 1984
August 13 Hot August Frights – Creepy Crawly Marathon featuring Eight Legged Freaks 2002
Sep 3 & 4 Desk Set 1957
Sep 23 & 24 Hook 1991
Oct 8 & 9 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 1962
Oct 28 & 29 Alien 1979
Nov 12 & 13 Stalag 17 1953
Nov 25 & 26 Planes, Trains & Automobiles 1987
Dec 3 Elf 2003
Dec 17 & 18 The Bishop’s Wife 1947

Hand-crafted Goonies Treasure Chests

Hand-crafted espDSCN0594ecially for our screening of The GoonDSCN0595ies on May 29 & 30!  These amazing one-of-a-kind treasure chests  were built and donated by the Stafford Creek Corrections Center Veteran’s Project.  The plaque in the center of the lid is crafted from the original pieces of stage flooring from the theatre!  There will be one chest, laden with booty, auctioned off each night.

Original inventory listing

Thanks to Sharon Balin, the widow of Al Balin, for donating the original inventory listing.  The list belonged to Al when he managed the 7th Street Theatre in the 1970s era.  We plan to digitize all pages, but here’s a shot of page 1.  Al passed away earlier this year.

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Movies chosen for 2014

Here’s our list of films chosen for 2014!

 

Jan 10-11 Viva Las Vegas (1964)
Jan 24-25 Special “Movies Filmed Here” event
  Jan 24 McQ (1974)
  Jan 25 Ring of Fire (1961)
Feb 14-15 The Princess Bride (1987)
Mar 8-9 The Quiet Man (1952)
Mar 21-22 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Apr 12-13 Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Apr 25-26 Top Gun (1986)
May 3-4 South Pacific (1958)
May 16-17 Jaws (1975)
Aug 16 Hot August Frights – Thriller Movie Marathon Featuring Army of Darkness
Sep 13-14 All About Eve (1950)
Sep 26-27 The Breakfast Club  (1985)
Oct 4-5 House of Wax (1953)
Oct 24-25 Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Nov 8-9 The Great Escape (1963)
Nov 28-29 White Christmas (1954)
Dec 6 A Christmas Story (1983)

Harbor Happenings: Newsreels of CD Anderson (final presentation)

Sat Nov 23  –  7:30 – Doors at 6:30

All tickets $7

Available at Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, City Drug in Aberdeen, Brown Paper Tickets, and at the door at 6:30

Join us for the second presentation of the historical documentary “Grays Harbor Happenings:  The Newsreels of C.D. Anderson,” produced by the UW Libraries in partnership with the 7th Street Theatre Association, the Aberdeen Museum of History and the Polson Museum.  Proceeds will benefit the 7th St. Theatre Association, the Aberdeen History Museum and the Polson Museum.

DVDs will be available for sale in the lobby before and after the event.  DVDs are $25.

We’ll also be showing a couple of extra short films regarding local history prior to the Harbor Happenings documentary.

Over eight years ago, a cardboard box of 35mm nitrate films was discovered in a commercial storage unit in Seattle.  They were given to the UW Libraries Special Collections.  It was very clear that urgent preservation was needed to save the deteriorating films.  After they preserved, it was revealed that the films were amateur newsreels, showing small town life in Grays Harbor County from over 80 years ago.  The newsreels record local celebrations including a Captain Kidd’s Pirates Picnic, a local football match and an impressive parade of cars celebrating the opening of the Aberdeen-Willapa Highway. They also show other noteworthy events including a recreation of the S.S. Halco shipwreck.  The documentary will include selections from the newsreels and interviews with local Grays Harbor County historians and researchers who have helped identify the locations and content of the films.

The film would not have been possible without the efforts of the UW Libraries Special Collections and the support of many other organizations including the Apex Foundation, the Grays Harbor Community Foundation, the UW Alumni Association and UWTV.

Concert: Music Teacher Showcase

Sat Nov 2 @ 7:30

Tickets $7/Adult & $5/Students & Children

Available at Harbor Drug and at the door one-half hour before the concert

Seventeen area music teachers from the public schools and private studios will perform in our third Music Teacher Showcase.  The concert will feature both solo and ensemble performances, including piano, strings, guitar, woodwinds, brass, and voice.

Merry Jo Zimmer (piano), Jeffrey Freed (violin), and Jenny Leighton (cello) will perform two movements from the Mendelssohn Trio in D Minor.  Violinist Karen Meikle and Merry Jo Zimmer will also perform with Wendy Koski in Isomuro’s “Spring Suite for Euphonium, Violin and Piano.”

Violinists Debra Akerlund and Karen Meikle, accompanied by Merry Jo Zimmer, will perform three violin duets by Shostakovich, and flute teachers Connie Bevington and Beth Ginther will perform a flute duet, “Andante and Rondo” by Doppler, also accompanied by Merry Jo Zimmer.

Mezzo-soprano Joy Dorsch, a voice teacher at Grays Harbor College, will perform a vocal solo accompanied by Ruth Kivi, and voice teacher Christine Hill will perform a vocal solo and two duets with Ken Albert.

 Voice and piano teacher Kari Hasbrouck will perform a vocal solo, piano teacher Rebekah Cowles will perform an arrangement of “Over the Rainbow” by Dan Coates, and piano teacher Nikkol Daniels will perform “Toccata in D Minor” by Bach with a segue into “Stairway to Heaven” by Coates.  Guitar teacher Bruce Hughes will also perform two selections.