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Movie: Beetlejuice (1988)

Fri/Sat Oct 25 & 26 @ 7:30

$5 all tickets

Available at Harbor Drug, Tully’s, Brown Paper Tickets, and at the door one-half hour before the movie

For this year’s Halloween movie, we are excited to present Beetlejuice on its 25th anniversary.

After Barbara and Adam Maitland were killed in a car crash, they find themselves trapped as ghosts in their beautiful New England farmhouse. Their peace is disrupted when a yuppie family, the Deetzs, buy their house. The Maitlands are too nice and harmless as ghosts and all their efforts to scare the Deetzs away were unsuccessful. They eventually turn to another ghost ‘Beetlejuice’ for help.  Starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Michael Keaton.

Locally sponsored by Swanson’s Foods, Grays Harbor College, Kerry McKay, Hoquiam Senior Center, and Westhaven Villa.

Rated PG

Movie: Psycho (1960)

Sat Oct 12 @ 7:30 & Sun Oct 13 @2:00

$5 all tickets

Available at Harbor Drug, Tully’s, Brown Paper Tickets and at the door one-half hour before the movie

Phoenix office worker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam’s California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother.  Starring Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins.

Rated R

Locally sponsored by Grays Harbor College, Swanson’s Foods, Bank of the Pacific, Jenene Blume and Westhaven Villa

Movie: Forrest Gump (1994)

Fri/Sat Sep 20 & 21 @ 7:30

$5 All Tickets

Available at Harbor Drug, Tully’s, Brown Paper Tickets, and at the door one-half hour before the movie

Forrest Gump is a simple man with good intentions runs through childhood with his only friend Jenny. His mama teaches him the ways of  life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest serves in Vietnam, finds new friends Dan and Bubba, wins medals, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, starts a ping-pong craze, creates the smiley, writes bumper stickers and songs, donates to people, and meets the president several times. However, this is all irrelevant to Forrest who can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny Curran, who has messed up her life.  In the end all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone.  Starring Tom Hanks.

Locally sponsored by Coleman Mortuary, Grays Harbor College, Great Northwest Federal Credit Union,  Harbor Drug, Harrison Family Mortuary, Hoquiam Senior Center, Levee Lumber, People First of Grays Harbor, Swanson’s Foods, and Ken Wilcox.

Movie: 12 Angry Men (1957)

Sat Sep 14 @ 7:30 & Sun Sep 15 @ 2:00

$5 All Tickets

Available at Harbor Drug, Tully’s, Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door one-half hour before the movie

A thought-provoking drama that digs far deeper than the foregone conclusion of a seemingly simple murder trial, “12 Angry Men” is the next offering of the Silver Screen Classics Film Series.

The film directorial debut of Sidney Lumet, “12 Angry Men” takes place almost entirely in the jury room where a young man’s guilt or innocence is being debated. But rather than a courtroom drama, it works as an examination of a dozen sets of personalities, perspectives and prejudices, all applied to the idea of what it really means to find a defendant guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Based on a television play, the black-and-white film featured Henry Fonda, the only known star in the cast. But several others would go on to become famous, among them Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, E. G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Ed Begley and Jack Warden.

Rated:  “Approved”

Locally sponsored by Nancy Akers, Grays Harbor College, Swanson’s Foods, Hoquiam Senior Center and Grays Harbor/Pacific County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

7th Street Kids present: Shrek the Musical

July 26 & 27 @ 7:30, July 28 @ 2:00

Tickets $5/child 12 & under, $8 students & seniors, $12 adult

Tickets available at Harbor Drug, Rosevear’s, Brown Paper Tickets, and box office one hour prior to performance

Townspeople!  Throw down your torches and pitchforks, embrace you inner ogre, and trek to the 7th Street Theatre to see Shrek the Musical on July 26, 27, and/or 28.

This Broadway musical is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks movie and the book by William Steig.  It has only recently been released for amateur productions in June 2013, so the 7th Street Kids production will be one of the first!

For those who are not familiar with the story – Shrek is an ogre who was abandoned by his parents at the tender age of seven, as all traditional ogres are.   He escaped from the townspeople (and their torches and pitchforks) and has made a comfortable home for himself in the swamp. He is content until a perfectionist with serious control issues, Lord Farquaad, banishes all of the non-conforming Fairy Tale Creatures from his city to Shrek’s swamp.  Shrek and his annoying but faithful companion, Donkey, are compelled to go on a journey to regain the swamp, rescue a princess,  and help the Fairy Tale Creatures get an “ever after”.  On their way, Shrek discovers the value of friendship and each meets his own true love.  Will they also find their own happy ending?

Tickets are on sale at Harbor Drug, Rosevear’s, and brownpaprertickets.com.  They are also available at the theater box office one hour before each performance.  Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens, and $5 for children 12 and under.

Come and see the show that shows us how “What makes us special makes us strong!”

You can also visit the new 7th Street Kids website.

First batch of on-site bricks engraved

Our first batch of on-site engraving took place on April 24th.  Bricks are still available, until they are all engraved.  If you’re interested in an engraved brick, a form and pricing  is available here.

Crews engrave bricks in front of the theatre on April 24.
Crews engrave bricks in front of the theatre on April 24.

Movie: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Fri/Sat May 17 & 18 @ 7:30 pm

All tickets just $5

Available at Harbor Drug and Tully’s in Hoquiam and Brown Paper Tickets

This 1969 American Western film, based loosely on fact, will be screened on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30  The film tells the story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker, known to history as Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and his partner Harry Longabaugh, the “Sundance Kid” (Robert Redford) as they migrate to Bolivia while on the run from the law in search of a more successful criminal career.   The film won four Academy Awards including Best Music (original score) and Best Music (original song) for Burt Bacharach’s and Hal David’s “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head.” In 2003, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Locally sponsored by Grays Harbor College, Swanson’s Foods, Claudia Self, Bank of the Pacific, Levee Lumber and Tricia Ramsey.

Organ #2 transplant

Two of our volunteers, Bob Martin and Betsy Seidel, have been actively involved in helping us with the organ project.  Several months ago they were informed that a gentleman from Seattle had passed away and the executor of his estate was looking for a home for his pipe organ.  With the help of the Puget Sound Theatre Organ Society, we were able to procure this organ, which is in excellent condition.  It is a Wurlitzer pipe organ with a “toy box” and we plan to use it for parts when we are able to raise the funds  to install the organ.  It is being stored in the LaVogue Building in Hoquiam for now, as the original organ parts are already taking up most of the space under the seats at theatre.

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Movie: Babe (1995)

April 19 & 20 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets $5 for everyone

Available at Brown Paper Tickets, Tully’s, Harbor Drug, and at the door one-half hour before the movie

It’s a charming, witty, G-rated film that never condescends to its audience and has been enjoyed by millions of adults as well as children. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards. And its main character is a pig, actually the runt of the litter.

It’s “Babe,” the 1995 Australian movie about a wise old farmer and his ambitious little pig who goes a long way.

A big part of the film’s $30 million budget went into a barnyard full of highly realistic animatronic critters – Babe the pig, Fly the sheepdog, and more than a dozen others. The human cast is headed by Farmer Hoggett, played by James Cromwell, a veteran actor with over 160 screen roles and a single Oscar nomination, for “Babe.”

Locally sponsored by Jeff Cook & Becky Walsh, Grays Harbor College,  Great Northwest Federal Credit Union, Levee Feed & Pet Supply, and Swanson’s Foods.