Edmonds Theater

415 Main Street,
Edmonds, WA 98020

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The Edmonds Theater, located in the picturesque waterfront town of Edmonds, is one of the last independently owned, single screen movie houses in the state.

Built in 1923, a local family ran the theater until the late 1960’s, when it was sold to a retired Edmonds dentist, Jacque Mayo. Mayo leased the theater until 1989 when he hired Robert Rine as manager.

Today the 252-seat theater still retains the original balcony, and new seats and flooring added in 1999 preserve the theater’s historical ambience. The updated sound system and screen easily compete with the modern conveniences of the local multiplex, but The Edmonds is a hands-down winner when it comes to charm and character. Tickets are reasonable: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children (kids also get a free bag of popcorn with admission). All seats just $5 on Tuesdays, and Wednesdays offer all you can eat popcorn for just $1.50.

Contributed by Andrea Miller

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kateymac01
kateymac01 on May 12, 2005 at 2:02 am

This theater was originally known as the Edgemont.

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droben
droben on October 8, 2005 at 8:04 am

This theater’s name was originally The Princess, which lasted until 1965 when the owners of the Ridgemont in Seattle bought it and changed the name to The Edgemont. They specialized in showing foreign films for several years before new owners purchased it and renamed it The Edmonds.

The Princess/Edgemont/Edmonds was my home-town theater and it’s great to see how wildly popular it is today after 82 years of operation. It’s location is far enough away from the nearest multiplex so that it is its own zone and is able to book popular first-run films at the lower admission prices noted above.

The Edmonds is a must-see for anyone who pines for the days of single-screen small-town theaters.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 28, 2007 at 9:35 pm

I never get the style questions right. Would that fit into any known category?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 14, 2008 at 9:47 pm

Here is a May 2008 photo from wikipedia:
http://tinyurl.com/5p2dg4

Martineaux
Martineaux on November 9, 2008 at 7:08 pm

Here’s a good shot of 5th & Main, with The Princess Theater showing The Shaggy Dog with Tommy Kirk & Fred MacMurray and the Mating Game with Debbie Reynolds & Tony Randall. Both films were released in 1959. View link

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