Historic Everett Theater

2911 Colby Avenue,
Everett, WA 98201

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rivest266 on February 3, 2024 at 1:20 pm

3 screens on March 30th, 1979. Grand opening ad posted.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 9, 2017 at 2:04 am

The opening of the Everett Theatre was noted in this item from the September 20, 1924, issue of The Moving Picture World:

“The magnificent new Everett, costing over $250,000, opened on August 29 to capacity audiences. The house is the last word in modern theatre construction, and is not equaled anywhere on the Pacific Northwest for beauty and comfort. Pilz & Swanson are owners. D. G. Inverarity, well known theatrical manager and showman, is house manager. Of particular interest was the fact that the opening shows were accomplished absolutely without a hitch of any kind, as though the house had been running for weeks.”

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:


kencmcintyre on April 16, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Here is a view of the concession stand in 1960:

Here is a 1980 photo:

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 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 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 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 on May 17, 2005 at 6:00 am

Lots of old photos here:
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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 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.