Blue Ox Theatre

600 Franklin Street,
Shelton, WA 98584

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Built in the 1920’s as the Graham Theatre. Along the way it became the Blue Ox Theatre. It closed in 1962, and the building was demolished. A Safeway grocery store stands on the site now.

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KenLayton on May 31, 2005 at 8:30 am

This is the theater that former Skyline Drive-in Theater (Shelton, Wash.) owner Fred Thibodeau operated. He was the last owner of this theater. He tells me that he had so many requests (in 1962) for him to build a drive-in theater that he went out and built the Skyline Drive-in. When it came time to open the drive-in, he closed the Blue Ox and moved all the projection & sound equipment over to the Skyline Drive-in. The Blue Ox was torn down in 1963.

KenLayton on July 8, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Walter Graham built this theater and called it the Graham Theater. He also built a theater in Elma, Washington which he also called the Graham Theater (that is now called the Elma Theater).

KenLayton on August 2, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Also known as the “New Blue Ox” theater.

KenLayton on August 3, 2011 at 10:21 am

Opened August 24, 1926.

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