Mount Baker Theatre

104 N. Commercial Street,
Bellingham, WA 98225

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 20, 2022 at 6:32 pm

According to the Pacific Coast Architecture Database, “[t]he Bellingham architect James Zervas (1926-2010) was instrumental in saving the [Mount Baker] theatre from demolition and for renovating it as a community performing arts center.”

rivest266 on September 1, 2019 at 9:36 am

This opened on April 27th, 1927. Grand opening ad posted.

Trolleyguy on July 16, 2016 at 6:59 am

Function should also include: Movies (classic) and film festivals.

Cliff Carson
Cliff Carson on January 9, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Does anyone know what movies played there in the 60’s?

Cliff Carson
Cliff Carson on January 9, 2013 at 2:37 pm

WOW! Now THAT’S a theatre

Kiddman on May 29, 2006 at 6:50 pm

Last weekend, I went to hear top-rated Australian theatre organist Neil Jensen in concert at the Mt. Baker’s 2 manual, 12 rank Wurlitzer.

What an experience! Not only was Jensen terrific, but the organ sounded fantastic! This theatre has WONDERFUL acoustics for a theatre organ! In most places, a smallish 12 ranks would have trouble filling up such a large room, but not here! The organ sounds wonderfully warm and rich, and no detail is missed, a surprising thing for such a big room.

Also, this theatre is VERY much worth going to see the beautiful architecture, lovingly restored as stated above. No pictures can do the place justice!

Kiddman on May 29, 2006 at 6:39 pm

Here is a link about the theatre and its history, mostly related to the Wurlitzer theatre organ, but with other info also…

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cascadekid1974 on February 13, 2005 at 9:17 pm

I went to a showing of a silent movie complete with oregon music back in 1995. It was a very cool thing and being I was only 20 at the time very unusual.

The theater is Morish in design and I heard at one time, there was a bright light atop the 100ft tower.

Beautiful theater for sure!