The Concrete Theatre is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, having first opened in May 1923. During its first century, it was opened and closed, owned and operated by a number of people who believed in the value of movies and entertainment. We’re grateful they kept the building in decent shape all through those years.
This undated photo shows how the original building looked in the 1920s. While the facade has changed somewhat, the colors are more pleasing, and there’s a lot that’s different inside, this is basically the way the historic Concrete Theatre has always looked (minus the heavy coating of cement dust!).
Valerie Stafford and Fred West became the owners of the Theatre in 2009. After remodeling and refurbishing, we opened with “Some Like It Hot,” in February 2010.
Movies were once the primary entertainment at our venue, but the pandemic caused significant changes in the movie industry (and resulted in our closure for 18 months), making it difficult to find the content we think our audiences want to see. Plus, we like change!
In 2023, we’ll be offering more live entertainment, private parties, dinner theatres, ladies’ nights, classes and presentations, and other unique events here. Stay tuned – and don’t forget to subscribe to our email updates.
Thanks for your ongoing support!