Historic Everett Theater

2911 Colby Avenue,
Everett, WA 98201

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Andrea
Andrea on May 2, 2012 at 2:10 am

Here is an excellent history of the theater, excerpted from the book “Mill Town Footlights” by David Dilgard:

http://www.everetttheatre.org/content/history

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 16, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Here is a view of the concession stand in 1960:
http://tinyurl.com/cctqm8

Here is a 1980 photo:
http://tinyurl.com/dgoju7

donshaferusa
donshaferusa on January 2, 2009 at 7:25 am

I am a veteran of almost forty years in motion picture exhibition and would be happy to answer this lady’s wuestions (and any similar ones). Please contact me at Thanks and have a fantastic 2009.
Don Shafer

jbconger
jbconger on December 28, 2008 at 1:30 pm

I am the new Executive Director of the organization that manages this beautiful space in Everett, WA which we’ve called the Historic Everett Theatre for a few years, now (not to be confused with the Historic Everett Theatre in Middletown, DE) We are 846 seats and have just one screen.

I am just exporing this wonderful site, learning a lot…

Joanne Conger

Dav1dJeffers
Dav1dJeffers on February 19, 2007 at 12:04 pm

The Everett Theater Society acquired a thee-manual, 14 rank, Kimball theater organ in September 1997. Following installation, an inaugural concert was held on October 2, 1999. The Everett cancelled its Silent Film series after the Tuesday, May 9, 2006 screening of The Phantom of the Opera (1925). At this point, there have been no announced plans to resume the series. The current schedule includes the 10th annual ‘Everett Woman’s Film Series’, a two day event consisting of new feature and documentary films.

Here is a peek at The Everett’s two beautiful, vintage carbon-arc projectors, housed in their main floor booth.
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cvtre
cvtre on December 24, 2006 at 6:47 am

During the restoration the original ceiling dome was rediscovered. This dome creates incredible acoustics and an unmagnified voice on stage can be heard at the back of the balcony. Unfortunately this rare feature is seldom, if ever, used.

teecee
teecee on May 17, 2005 at 6:00 am

Lots of old photos here:
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beckyejo
beckyejo on August 21, 2004 at 3:34 pm

This beautiful theater has received a $1.8 million remodel and is once again the jewel of downtown Everett. There are no fixed screens, and the balcony and main auditorium are once again joined. The managing non-profit group presents occasional plays and musicals, as well as silent films accompanied by a restored pipe organ. The building is also available for rent to other community groups.

KenLayton
KenLayton on March 24, 2004 at 9:16 am

They took the marquee down! This theater is reported to be haunted and has been on local tv stations several times about the hauntings.