7th Street Theatre

313 Seventh Street,
Hoquiam, WA 98550

Unfavorite 12 people favorited this theater

Showing 1 - 25 of 83 comments

paulnelson on December 2, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Yes the ceiling and carpeting is beautiful. The roof design and wall designs on the exterior of this theatre is handsome too.

TLSLOEWS on June 14, 2010 at 7:13 pm


ron1screen on May 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm

I see that the theater finally got new carpet after 40 years. It will be nice to not have the duct tape holding down the seams. I do hope the theater saved the little bit of original carpet from the balcony for archival perposes. But all in all it now looks way batter.

ron1screen on January 31, 2010 at 8:36 pm

The photo’s look great! Hooray for the 7th st. it has been a long road to get this far.

KenLayton on January 24, 2010 at 11:10 am

Now officially restored with a new ceiling and twinkling lights. Great newspaper story dated January 24, 2009:

View link

ron1screen on December 28, 2009 at 8:34 pm

The photo’s of the work on the auditorium look great! I can not stress how pleased I am that this is getting done. Hoquiam and Wa. State are getting a very rare gem. The 7th st will be around for another 80 years to entertain and captivate all who enter with her beauty.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 11, 2009 at 7:57 pm

Another 2009 photo can be seen here.

KenLayton on November 8, 2009 at 7:54 pm

It’s also nice to see a new sidewalk being installed along the whole block.

ron1screen on November 8, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Glad to see that the cieling is getting restores. This has been the most visible problem area for the theatre. When finished the theatre should look GREAT!

mickeythurman on November 8, 2009 at 8:33 am

Auditorium ceiling restoration project is underway! Information can be found on the theatre’s news & blog page: http://www.7thstreettheatre.com/blog/, and pictures posted on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/7thstreettheatre/

ron1screen on September 10, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Musicalman, what are you ranting about! This organ should absolutly be restored and re-installed in the theater. The 7th street should present both up to date entertainment but also should embrace the past. I personaly know that a working pipe organ can be a big draw for an historic theater. This instrament can be played before any film as well as for concerts and along with any type of live entertainment that is planned. Also Silent films have a very large audience. This may not seem very apearent but it can be built. There are theaters all over the US and the world that are doing silent film screenings to great success. So my opinion is RESTORE AND INSTALL the organ. It will only be a huge benefit for the theater.

bwalker1120 on September 10, 2009 at 12:34 am

i just read up about the HIDEOUS organ…
MICKEY! You and the board CAN NOT allow that organ to be put back into the theatre. It needs to be put into a museum or something, HECK!, make a 7th street museum! spending $12,000 on something that will never be used is RIDICULOUS! The only thing that organ is good for, is being in the way and a HUGE eyesore! I’ve heard all the mumbo jumbo about how it will be used for silent movies, movies that NOBODY will go to. Barely anybody comes to the things that are playing nowadays anyway. This theatre and it’s board need to enter the 21st century and start bringing some entertainment that the WHOLE community will love, not just board…

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 21, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Here are two 1987 photos:



mickeythurman on February 16, 2009 at 8:02 pm

The 450 people who attended the movie Some Like it Hot this weekend had the privilege of seeing a digital slide show recapping all of the 7th Street Theatre’s accomplishments in 2008 including the restored marquee, rediscovered original murals, the 997 restored seats, rigging project, photos of events and volunteers, and included a photo of our new digital projector, which we are very proud of. It was a fantastic weekend. This was our first film after being closed for four months for renovation, and everyone who attended walked out smiling. Regarding the type of media, I’ve never seen any other theatres list that in their advertising, and no one asked. However, we are very excited that we will be able to present many more classic films to our patrons, since many are not available on 35MM.

KenLayton on February 16, 2009 at 7:21 pm

I wonder if “Some Like It Hot” is a film or video presentation? Their advertising does not state this.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 16, 2009 at 6:54 pm

This is a 2009 close-up shot.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 3, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Here is a 2009 interior photo.

ron1screen on January 9, 2009 at 4:23 pm

The restored seats in the photo’s on the theaters web page look great!

ron1screen on November 13, 2008 at 7:13 pm

The last I heard it was not determined yet how the removal would effect the movie sound. The murals are significant, and I’m sure that if a major problem develops a solution can be achieved that will allow the murals to stay uncovered. Sound dampening technology has come a long way since those padded wall hanging were added. I personally know of a sound fabric that can be put up like wallpaper and it comes in a variety of colors. So maybe some can be added to the wall space above the murals in the “Sky” area and ordered in a blue that is going to match the restored ceiling color thereby dampening the sound bounce but being almost invisible to the viewer. There are always solutions.

KenLayton on November 11, 2008 at 8:20 pm

So with no sound control fabric there anymore, how much of an echo is there to garble movie dialog?

ron1screen on November 11, 2008 at 6:54 pm

The theater staff recently pulled down the old sound baffle fabric on the back wall of the auditorium and uncovered some very nice original murals that have been covered probably since the addition of sound to movies. They can be viewed on the theaters official web site.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 30, 2008 at 2:18 pm

If your in the neighborhood, you can see Back to the Future this August (2008) at the 7th Street Theater.

ron1screen on July 27, 2008 at 7:23 pm

The 7th st has had it’s marquee restored and reinstalled. It looks very nice.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 15, 2008 at 10:48 am

Here is a June 2008 photo.