Admiral Theatre

515 Pacific Avenue,
Bremerton, WA 98337

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Admiral Theatre

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The Admiral Theatre originally had 1500 seats when it was built in 1942 at a cost of $250,000. In the early 1980s it was split into three theaters but closed in 1988. In 1990 the citizens of Bremerton formed the non-profit Admiral Theatre Foundation to restore and operate it. After $4.2 million dollars were raised, the Admiral opened again in 1997.

Today the cabaret-style main floor seats 300 and the traditional balcony seats 502. The Admiral, which is called “the premiere arts presenting venue in the West Puget Sound Region” offers catering services and is available for both public and private events.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

Recent comments (view all 10 comments)

unknown on October 23, 2003 at 8:49 pm

I’m proud of you Ruthy.The theater brings back great memories.Great web site!

5456581 on January 13, 2005 at 7:53 pm

Glad to see that you are still an active theatre. Saw many Disney movies there in the 60’s while stationed at the shipyard. Wishing you continued success. Please post a picture present and past of the beautiful

kateymac01 on October 18, 2005 at 12:23 pm

Does the Admiral ever show films?

William on May 4, 2006 at 6:25 pm

The Admiral Theatre was operated by Evergreen State Amusement Corp., which was one of the subsidiaries of Fox Theatres and later known as National General Theatre.

RobertR on February 25, 2007 at 8:43 pm

What a great marquee

kencmcintyre on April 6, 2009 at 12:04 am

There is a 1983 photo on this site:

William on September 11, 2011 at 7:24 pm

The picture at the top of the thread is the Admiral Theatre in Seattle Washington.

popcornprincess on January 25, 2012 at 7:18 pm

William is incorrect. The photo at the top is indeed the Admiral in Bremerton.

Spent many hours here as a kid in the 60’s and early 70’s. We would buy cheap popcorn at the Kresge’s 5&10 next door and hide it under our coats until we made it to our seats for the movie.

KenLayton on January 22, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I understand Bill Gates donated a significant amount of money to this theater. He attended this theater as a child.

SteveSwanson on December 18, 2013 at 10:32 pm

I’ve had the pleasure of attending a few concerts here. Fantastic acoustics and intimate atmosphere. They have a regular film series each year, which I believe is DVD projection.

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