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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 (as is every other theatre in the country) until restrictions have listed. 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....

Popcorn Parade

Saturday, May 30, 2020

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

On April 25 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 our first 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 (see below) and we were super appreciative.


Bottom Line: Hot, fresh, buttery popcorn seems to make a lot of people happy -- so we're doing it again!

Parade Details:

Drive up on Main Street, traveling west to east.

Turn your headlights on and honk for fun!

Stop in front of the Theatre to place your order:

    • Number of tubs

    • Specify butter or no butter

    • Choose optional toppings: yeast, cheese, taco or garlic


Payment Details:

Large tubs only - $5 each

Cash only. Exact change, please!


Proceeds will go to the Concrete Food Bank to help our friends and neighbors in need. Take a look at the Food Bank building as you drive forward after getting your popcorn. You may even spot some dedicated food bank volunteers out front!


We hope you'll also take a look at the new addition to the Concrete Theatre as you go by! The building next door will be our new, expanded lobby and the home of “ACT ONE ICE CREAM!” More space, more choices, more fun! Thank you in advance for your support and watch for more info as this new project evolves. (hint: subscribe to our updates, below)


We can't wait to see you at the Concrete Theatre, even if it's from 6 feet away!


Thanks,

Valerie & Fred

No movies or indoor events

but we do have popcorn!