Concrete Theatre

45920 Main Street,
Concrete, WA 98237

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The Concrete Theatre originally opened in its current location, 45920 Main Street in Concrete, WA, in 1923, after two previous buildings that housed the theatre burned to the ground. Seating was provided for 300. Its past has been colorful, with the screen featuring silent films and ‘talkies’, and its stage hosting boxing matches, school and church performances, live music and amateur theatre.

New owners of the Concrete Theatre, Valerie Stafford and Fred West, purchased the building in 2009, refurbished it, and reopened the venue on February 12, 2010. Movies, (primarily second-run) are screened every weekend, and a variety of special performances and live concerts take the stage on a regular basis. The building is also the home of Encore Fitness, with group exercise classes taught on the dance floor.

The town of Concrete caught the attention of movie-goers everywhere when the movie “This Boy’s Life” starring Robert De Nero, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Barkin was filmed there in the late-1990’s. Tobias Wolff, author of the book by the same name, lived in Concrete as a teenager.

Contributed by Micky Peters

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 28, 2008 at 3:21 pm

The blackjack movie “21” was shown in May, so status should be open.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 10, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Here is some historical background:
http://tinyurl.com/dcftrz

Valerie Stafford
Valerie Stafford on October 14, 2009 at 8:22 am

The Concrete Theatre was purchased by Fred West and Valerie Stafford in September 2009. New website: http://www.concrete-theatre.com

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 28, 2009 at 11:18 am

Its kind of funny the the Concrete Theatre could have burned down twice.

Valerie Stafford
Valerie Stafford on January 22, 2010 at 7:30 am

We are set to reopen the Concrete Theatre on Friday, February 12, 2010, with movies playing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The facility has been refurbished (new carpet, paint, lighting, curtains, etc.) and a surround sound system has been installed. Looking forward to making magic happen on Main Street again, and hope the community supports us in this effort.

Valerie Stafford
Valerie Stafford on January 22, 2010 at 7:32 am

For more information on the Concrete Theatre: www.facebook.com/concretetheatre, www.concrete-theatre.com, or We welcome your ideas, suggestions and feedback.

KenLayton
KenLayton on February 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Didn’t see any pictures of the projection booth, the new sound system, or the stage/screen.

Who did the sound system install, McRae Theatre Equipment?

MPol
MPol on February 16, 2010 at 7:36 am

Sounds cool! Interesting-looking theatre, at least from the back, too.

KenLayton
KenLayton on July 6, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Current website is this:

http://www.concrete-theatre.com/Concrete_Theatre/Home.html

wsasser
wsasser on May 7, 2012 at 1:08 pm

http://news.yahoo.com/video/seattleking5-15751314/concrete-theater-struggles-to-survive-in-digital-age-29088182.html

Trying to survive

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