Blue Ox Theatre

600 Franklin Street,
Shelton, WA 98584

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gregsalo on May 17, 2023 at 3:09 pm

I just added a photo of the Blue Ox Theater marquee.

Shelton Forest Festival Parade
May 22, 1965
See marquee in background.

(Bremerton Sun photo)

KenLayton on May 17, 2020 at 2:54 am

Closed in 1966 I believe.

KenLayton on August 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Opened August 24, 1926.

KenLayton on August 3, 2011 at 6:48 am

Also known as the “New Blue Ox” theater.

KenLayton on July 9, 2011 at 4:38 am

Walter Graham built this theater and called it the Graham Theater. He also built a theater in Elma, Washington which he also called the Graham Theater (that is now called the Elma Theater).

KenLayton on May 31, 2005 at 4:30 pm

This is the theater that former Skyline Drive-in Theater (Shelton, Wash.) owner Fred Thibodeau operated. He was the last owner of this theater. He tells me that he had so many requests (in 1962) for him to build a drive-in theater that he went out and built the Skyline Drive-in. When it came time to open the drive-in, he closed the Blue Ox and moved all the projection & sound equipment over to the Skyline Drive-in. The Blue Ox was torn down in 1963.