Welcome to the Historic Concrete Theatre
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 the old days, seeing all of you at movies and events, and look forward to the day we can get together once again. In the meantime, please stay healthy and stay in touch with us virtually: subscribe to our email updates!
We have lots of things planned for the future, including our new Act One Ice Cream Shoppe, a new theatre entrance, more restrooms and an expanded lobby area with seating. We want to offer the community a place to gather, enjoy movies, events, holiday parties and special occasions. We envision more room for post-movie discussions, more space for meetings and 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!
What We’re Doing
Our goal is 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.
In March 2020, we purchased the building next door, originally built in 1915 and known for decades as the Monrad Grocery (photo on left). In the last few years, the space has been used primarily for storage and as a residence.
Transforming a neglected building into something amazing takes time and a ton of 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 many skilled craftsmen in the area, 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 set (with fingers crossed) for May 2021. And just as soon as we’re able to reopen the theatre, movies and events will return!
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