Welcome to the Historic Concrete Theatre

May 2021

In keeping with the current “Safe Start” measures in Washington state, the Concrete Theatre is temporarily closed, with the exception of private rentals and some special events, all of which must follow strict COVID-19 precautionary measures.

We miss seeing all of you at movies and events, and look forward to the day — COMING SOON! — when we can get together again. In the meantime, please stay in touch: subscribe to our email updates!

We have lots of things planned for the future, primarily our new Act One Ice Cream Parlor. There’s also a new theatre entrance, more restrooms, an expanded lobby area with seating, and a multipurpose room we’re calling, “Cinema Two!”

We’ll finally be able to offer the community a place to gather, enjoy movies, events, holiday parties and special occasions. We’ll have more room for post-movie discussions, a new space for meetings and and events like film festivals, more opportunities to engage and entertain. All with the added bonus of sweet treats and espresso!

Thanks for your continued patience and support and we embark on this project. If you’d like to be involved and invest in the future of Town Center, your donations are sincerely appreciated. We realize many in our community have suffered hardships over the last year, so we completely understand if you’re unable to contribute financially at this time. Send us your positive thoughts, instead!

About the Project
Our goal was to create an event center in Concrete where we can offer movies, events, live performances, music and more — all with an eye towards engagement, education and entertainment. That vision is taking shape. We’ll be opening Act One Ice Cream Parlor in June 2021.

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Background
In March 2020, we purchased the building next door to the Theatre, originally built in 1915 and known for decades as the Monrad Grocery (photo on left). In the last few years, the space had been used primarily for storage and as a residence.

Transforming a neglected building into something amazing takes a ton of time and resources. Luckily, Fred (center photo) is a man of many talents and is able to do a lot of the work himself (in between work for his other business, Cinema Septic!). We’re also lucky to have hired many skilled craftsmen and talented women who are helping with the project.

Each day we make progress, having removed all the old walls and replaced them with a new vision in mind. Our targeted opening date for Act One Ice Cream is June 2021. And just as soon as we’re able to we’ll reopen the theatre, and movies and events will return!

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