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The North Bend Theatre opened its doors on April 9, 1941 with a showing of the movie, "Tall, Dark, and Handsome" starring Cesar Romero and Virginia Gilmore. Since that day in 1941, the theatre has continuously operated as an independent movie theatre showing first-run movies, classic movies, and hosting many community events such as film festivals, Jazz Walk, Blues Walk, local fundraisers, free Summer matinees, and independent filmmakers' screenings. In 1999, the Slover family undertook a major renovation in keeping with the Art Moderne style of the building. The Walker family bought the theatre in 2006 and brought in the popular mountain film festival that continues to run annually October through December, and in 2013, with the support of the community, brought the theatre into the digital age so that it could continue to bring Hollywood blockbusters and other digital presentations to the community. On April 1, 2018, the Burrows family became the new owners of this beautiful historic landmark. Their mission is to care for and thoughtfully improve the building; and to offer a variety of entertaining events so future generations continue to create fond memories and love their local hometown movie theatre.

Located At: 125 Bendigo Blvd. N in North Bend WA 98045
Mailing Address: 249 Main Avenue S., Suite 107-307, North Bend WA 98045

Some highlights of the renovation include:

  • A restored facade with a replica of the original neon sign.
  • A bigger lobby with a concession area and traditional snacks.
  • New restrooms and heating and cooling systems.
  • Increased leg room and cupholders.
  • State of the art projection system and DTS sound system.
  • New curtains and wall coverings.

To read the full story of the renovation, Click Here.

Theatre Photos - Before and after renovation pictures of the theatre.

Read the original opening night report from 1941 Here.

The North Bend Theatre celebrated its 70th birthday in 2011. Read the article in the Snoqualmie Valley Record.

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