Firehouse Theater

11171 NE State Highway 104,
Kingston, WA 98346

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Firehouse Theater

Built on a former firehouse building, it is the town’s only movie theater in a town of 2,000 residents. Featured on CBS Sunday Morning on Feburary 9, 2020, it is requesting donations from GoFundMe in order to keep the theater alive as it has transitioned from 35mm to digital.

Contributed by Justin Fencsak

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David_Schneider
David_Schneider on February 9, 2020 at 1:17 pm

Wow, I saw the CBS Sunday Morning segment as I woke up this morning and just had to post these links on Cinema Treasures. When I opened the home page this listing had just been established. : )

Firehouse Theater owner Craig Smith’s passionate one-man effort to keep the small town personalized movie-going experience alive and “make a movie house feel more like a home”:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-small-town-silver-screen-fairy-tale-with-real-buttered-popcorn/

Also on YouTube.

The GoFundMe page:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/kingston-firehouse-theater

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on February 10, 2020 at 7:15 am

From the website and recorded phone message, showtimes listed make it appear that there are at least 2-3 screens at this theatre.

David_Schneider
David_Schneider on February 23, 2020 at 1:58 pm

Today’s episode of CBS Sunday Morning gave a brief update:

“We’ve word that [Craig Smith’s] GoFundMe page has received more than two hundred thirteen thousand dollars in small donations from some five thousand of you movie lovers, saving the theater and keeping the projector and the popcorn popper on.”

Good to hear Craig has come closer to his page’s fundraising goal as his efforts continue.

I wonder how many of the donators did so because of this Cinema Treasures page. : )

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