New Hoquiam Theatre

415 7th Street,
Hoquiam, WA 98550

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Previously operated by: Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Functions: Retail

Styles: Spanish Baroque

Previous Names: Arcade Theatre, Hoquiam Theatre

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New Hoquiam Theatre

The Hoquiam Theatre was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Ltd. in 1941. By 1950 they had renamed it New Hoquiam Theatre. A one and two story building completely altered by metal facade. Building attached next door by arch may have been what the building once looked like.

Contributed by Allison Holloway

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

kateymac01 on March 30, 2007 at 3:20 pm

When was it built? When did it stop being a theater? I thought I knew all the theaters in Grays Harbor, but I am unfamiliar with this one.

KenLayton on March 30, 2007 at 6:37 pm

Isn’t this the one that’s now a Chinese restaurant?

publichall on April 1, 2007 at 9:01 am

It was built in 1928, but not as a theater. It was converted to the Arcade Theatre sometime later later and then the New Hoquiam. It is listed in the 1952 phonebook.

Mickey Thurman
Mickey Thurman on June 19, 2007 at 4:55 pm

This was located where there is now a consignment shop — to the right of the VFW, a few offices down. Check this 1947 photo out in the new Jones Historic Photo Collection:$1091

Mickey Thurman
Mickey Thurman on August 10, 2011 at 11:06 am

Public hall: I don’t believe this theatre was built in 1928, but perhaps 10 years later. There is a photo here:$1091, that refers to it being the opening presentation. There was the Arcade Grand on the corner of 8th & K Streets, built in the early 1900s.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on February 3, 2013 at 9:33 am

Speculating: The Arcade’s address is on 7th Street. Wurlitzer built a small organ for the (or “a”) 7th Street Theatre in 1924, but the current 7th Street Theatre didn’t open until 1928/1929. Wonder if Wurlitzer built their organ for this hall in 1924? When the new 7th Street Theatre opened in 1928, this got converted to the “Arcade” and the organ got moved to the new hall. Later, this building got converted back into a theatre. Possible?

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