7th Street Theatre

313 7th Street,
Hoquiam, WA 98550

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paulnelson on December 3, 2013 at 4:37 am

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 15, 2010 at 3:13 am


Ron Carlson
Ron Carlson on May 9, 2010 at 1:32 am

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.

Ron Carlson
Ron Carlson on February 1, 2010 at 4:36 am

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 7:10 pm

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

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Ron Carlson
Ron Carlson on December 29, 2009 at 4:34 am

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.

KenLayton on November 9, 2009 at 3:54 am

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

Ron Carlson
Ron Carlson on November 8, 2009 at 11:45 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!

Mickey Thurman
Mickey Thurman on November 8, 2009 at 4:33 pm

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/

Ron Carlson
Ron Carlson on September 11, 2009 at 4:25 am

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 8:34 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…

Mickey Thurman
Mickey Thurman on February 17, 2009 at 4:02 am

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 17, 2009 at 3:21 am

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

Ron Carlson
Ron Carlson on January 10, 2009 at 12:23 am

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

Ron Carlson
Ron Carlson on November 14, 2008 at 3:13 am

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 12, 2008 at 4:20 am

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

Ron Carlson
Ron Carlson on November 12, 2008 at 2:54 am

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.

Ron Carlson
Ron Carlson on July 28, 2008 at 3:23 am

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

Mickey Thurman
Mickey Thurman on May 17, 2008 at 7:47 pm

Musicalman: I’m on the board of the 7th Street Theatre Association, the nonprofit organization who owns and manages the 7th Street. I would very much enjoy meeting you sometime and discussing your thoughts. I love that many of the children from are community are literally raised in the 7th Street and continue to value it as they get older. These people are the leaders who will manage it in the future. There is no time like the present to get involved, and I encourage you to contact me via our website or email me directly at mickeytAcademy Theaterthstreettheatre.com I appreciate your input regarding the placement of the sound/lighting booth. You hit the nail on the head regarding its placement. Regarding the sound system installation, I would love to get your input and discuss that with you also. The theatre has more to offer all users of the theatre with an in-house sound system, and I am very pleased with its quality. Users such as the 7th Street Kids, Miss Grays Harbor, and many other performers have been extremely pleased with it, also, along with the fact that they don’t need to haul in their own equipment. It is difficult to get the true picture without knowing all of the facts, and I encourage you to talk to me or one of the other board members.

bwalker1120 on May 17, 2008 at 4:37 am

I am a student at Hoquiam HIgh School and have been involved with the 7th street theatrea (including 7th street kids) for many years. I TOTALLY agree with everyone about the huge speakers. they are so worried about remodeling the place, yet they spend so much money on an unneeded sound system.I have to say that im not to fond of many of the people in charge, and that we need to get new people who actually know what they are doing on the board. I may only be a highscooler, BUT i do know ALOT about theatre and how things should be run. As for the lighting and sound booth… i see why they put it where they did. THe boothe up top is a projection booth. Not a lighting/sound booth. There didnt used to be a sound system, and the lighting used to be done backstage. The windows in the booth up top are one way mirrors and reflect very bad and you’re in a confined are, MEANING that if the lighting board was up there, the lighting designer could not see and if the sound board was up there, the sound designer would not be able to hear. As for that, that is just a fact that we will have to deal with. I do think once everything gets done that needs to be done, they need to extend the stage back to allow for more space backstage to do ACTUAL “Broadway Style” shows. We need more musical theatre shows in there besides 7th street kids because that is what attracts the HUGE Audiences. As of now, they plan on replacing the stage rigging after the 7th street kids show this summer (Seussical) since it hasn’t been replaced since the theatres opening and needs it badly. I KNOW! I hope to one day be like a John Yonich to the D&R theatre and come back and buy the theatre and restore its to it’s ORIGINAL beauty!

minniethemoocher on March 30, 2008 at 3:56 am

The 7th Street has its original Wurlitzer organ back after many decades! The organ is in the theatre but won’t be completely installed until other restoration work on the theatre can be completed.


Ron Carlson
Ron Carlson on November 2, 2007 at 12:59 am

Was in the 7th st. on 10/30 for the “In the Mood” 1940’s big Band show and what a treat! There was a very large audience, almost capacity, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. It was nice to see an historic theatre with a house full of people!

tj1screen on August 31, 2007 at 7:20 am

The long comment posted on Aug 29, 2007 was written by me. This is what happens when a Mac person tries to use a PC.

Ron Carlson
Ron Carlson on August 31, 2007 at 1:29 am

I did'nt write this, the above comment was writen by TJ Faddis who just happened to be using my computer and the site was signed on in my name. She didn’t see my sign on when she wrote the above comment.