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In 2009, we had this crazy idea of reopening this theatre. Little did we know how much that decision would change our lives. Since then, we’ve watched more movies than in the rest of our years combined. We have butter on all our clothes. We've swept up enough popcorn to feed the entire state of Nebraska. And we've had so much FUN with all of you who've attended our movies, special events and fitness classes!!


The highlight happened in 2012, when film gave way to digital and it looked like we may have to close. The community raised more than $55,000 in less than 8 months to upgrade this venue! Because of the enormous community support, many individuals, and contributions from organizations

Join us on Facebook for more info! We also appreciate your support of our other businesses, because it helps keep the theatre alive and well. See below for info on Cinema Septic and Encore Fitness.

- Valerie Stafford & Fred West 

More than a movie theatre. It’s an experience!

We’re excited to announce that Cinema Septic has upgraded its fleet! When you see this shiny new red truck out and about, wave to Fred!

Ready to make healthy changes? Send a message to Valerie Stafford at Encore Fitness and let’s get started!

like Puget Sound Energy and the Port of Skagit County, the Concrete Theatre is equipped with a digital projector, with all the 3D capabilities and amazing Dolby surround sound you’ll find in the multiplexes and cinemas in much larger towns.


The historic Concrete Theatre offers a friendly atmosphere to enjoy your favorite movies and special events. Built in 1923 and lovingly maintained as a theatre all these decades, we’re thrilled to be the present-day stewards of this venue.


~ Valerie and Fred

For more information, please call Valerie at (360) 466-8754.


Thanks for supporting this local, independent, community theatre!

A highlight reel of some of our favorite moments at the Concrete Theatre in 2018. We had fun with movies, special events, live performances, and fitness classes!

Highlights of Past Events

On April 7 the Theatre Artists for Social Action (TASA) and the Concrete Theatre presented, “Forty Dollars and a Bus Ticket.”

The play was compiled from stories and interviews with previously and currently incarcerated people and highlighted the challenges of coming reintegrating into the community. The event benefited Second Chance Scholarships and the Breaking Free Club at Skagit Valley College.

One of our favorite events was hosting the World Premiere of “Escape from Diablo,” a safety film produced by Seattle City Light.


In addition to the movie, the event included a street fair with Smokey the Bear and so much more. It was so successful, it was written up in an Industry Journal!

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In keeping with the current “stay at home” measures, we’re sorry to say the Concrete Theatre is closed temporarily. Please know that we miss you and look forward to the day we can gather once again for movies and events. In the meantime, stay home, stay healthy, and stay in touch virtually, and watch this site for new virtual projects.

On April 25, 2020 we hosted our first Popcorn Parade and were stunned by the response -- cars were lined up for blocks and it was all we could do to keep up with the orders! Luckily, we had great volunteers helping with our curbside service: Claudia Marken, Sharon Riels, and Skagit County Deputy Terry Esskew all pitched in! The proceeds from this event went to the East County Resource Center. Our second Popcorn Parade was May 9 and attracted an even larger crowd -- including a couple who drove all the way from Tacoma after seeing the event on Q13 News. That event was a fundraiser for our new project (go here) and we were super appreciative. Bottom Line: Hot, fresh, buttery popcorn seems to make a lot of people happy.

And we raised funds for the local non-profits!

Thanks to the volunteers from Community Bible Church and the Concrete Food Bank, we had a great -- VERY RAINY -- popcorn parade on May 30!


In addition to raising $927, the event brought in lots of donated items and supplies for the Concrete Food Bank, and also raised awareness of the needs.

Our Popcorn Parades have been a Hot Item!

The Concrete Theatre has a new group called “Concrete Players for Change,”  a collaboration with local performers — musicians, actors, songwriters, filmmakers, lecturers, and anyone else who likes being on stage or helping behind the scenes.  Our goal is to make a positive impact with performances that include an uplifting message —  like the videos shown, featuring an original song by local performer, Gretchen Hewitt, and a performance from Jason Miller, Concrete Mayor.


Since we can’t invite you into the theatre right now, we’ll bring these uplifting performances to you through this website, Facebook and our emails.  Watch for more! Want to join the group? Message Valerie.