Events

 

Thursday, June 14

One showing only • 7:00 p.m.

All seats, $10 • Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Mountain Runners

Lives Well Lived

The Mountain Runners is the story of America's first mountain endurance/adventure foot race, which took place in Bellingham, Washington. First run in 1911, the grueling 28 to 32 mile race to the glacial summit of Mount Baker and back lasted only three years due to its intrepid dangers.


Told in a docudrama style, the film incorporates vintage images, historic film, visual graphics and 3D effects, and recreated dramatizations staring William B. Davis (X-Files, Smoking man).


The film is well supported by a cast of Cascadian historians, descendants of race participants and a group of world-renowned experts in their field.


Interviews with multiple contemporary champion athletes and authors, including: alpine speed-climbers and climbing author, Steve House and Chad Kellogg; ultrarunners Krissy Moehl, Scott Jurek, and Doug McKeever; and Second Wind author Cami Ostman, reveal a look back at the accomplishments of their endurance-athlete predecessors with astonishment.


The men who ran these races in 1911-1913 were the early ultramountain runners of their generation. They were not professional athletes, but practiced a variety of vocations, including; woodsmen, loggers, coal miners, a bedspring maker, postman, a milkman and a wrestler.


All who ran the race defied death and injury for a $100 purse of gold coin. This is truly an extraordinarily and amazing true story.

Filmmakers will be in attendance
Regular ticket prices • One show only

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 2

7:30 p.m.

The Mount Baker Ultra is a 55 mile out and back foot race from Concrete to Mount Baker's Sherman peak at 10,160ft (3,097m). The race draws its inspiration from the century old Mount Baker Marathon depicted in “The Mountain Runners.”

The Mount Baker Ultra Marathon will start at 12:00 AM Sunday June 3rd 2018

A pre-race meeting will be held in the Concrete Theatre after the showing of “The Mountain Runners.” The public is invited to listen in as the racers prepare.

Lives Well Lived celebrates the incredible wit, wisdom and experiences of adults aged 75 to 100 years old.


Through their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories encompassing over 3000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life.


Everyone has a story to tell if you just take the time to listen.

Our June selection for “Movies That Make You Think” is an unusual look at 40 peoples’ lives. We hope you’ll join us!

These men and women open the vault on their journey into old age through family histories, personal triumph and tragedies, loves and losses - seeing the best and worst of humanity along the way.


Their stories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you.