Mount Baker Theatre

104 North Commercial Street,
Bellingham, WA 98225

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Mount Baker Theatre (2012)

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The opening of the Mount Baker Theatre in 1927 showed Fox West Coast Theatres' confidence in Bellingham because even by 1914 there were more than a dozen vaudeville houses in town serving a population of just 35,000.

In 1978 it was put on The National Register Of Historic Places and its restoration was completed in 1996. It is owned by the city of Bellingham and operated by a registered not-for-profit corporation.

Tours are available and don’t forget to check out the ghost stories on their web site!

Contributed by Ron Pierce, Brian Heinrich

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cascadekid1974
cascadekid1974 on February 13, 2005 at 7:17 pm

I went to a showing of a silent movie complete with oregon music back in 1995. It was a very cool thing and being I was only 20 at the time very unusual.

The theater is Morish in design and I heard at one time, there was a bright light atop the 100ft tower.

Beautiful theater for sure!

Kiddman
Kiddman on May 29, 2006 at 3:39 pm

Here is a link about the theatre and its history, mostly related to the Wurlitzer theatre organ, but with other info also…

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Kiddman
Kiddman on May 29, 2006 at 3:50 pm

Last weekend, I went to hear top-rated Australian theatre organist Neil Jensen in concert at the Mt. Baker’s 2 manual, 12 rank Wurlitzer.

What an experience! Not only was Jensen terrific, but the organ sounded fantastic! This theatre has WONDERFUL acoustics for a theatre organ! In most places, a smallish 12 ranks would have trouble filling up such a large room, but not here! The organ sounds wonderfully warm and rich, and no detail is missed, a surprising thing for such a big room.

Also, this theatre is VERY much worth going to see the beautiful architecture, lovingly restored as stated above. No pictures can do the place justice!

Cliff Carson
Cliff Carson on January 9, 2013 at 12:37 pm

WOW! Now THAT’S a theatre

Cliff Carson
Cliff Carson on January 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Does anyone know what movies played there in the 60’s?

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