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34th Ave, Queens, NY 11106
today 10 am - 5 pm
34th Ave, Queens, NY 11106

Thanks for supporting this local, independent, community theatre!

In 2009, we had the crazy idea of reopening this theatre, after it had been idle for a long time. Little did we know how much that decision would change our lives. Since then, we’ve watched more movies than in the rest of our years combined. We have butter on all our clothes. We’ve swept up enough popcorn to feed the entire state of Nebraska. And we’ve had so much FUN with all of you who’ve attended our movies, special events and fitness classes!

The highlight happened in 2012, when film gave way to digital and it looked like we may have to close. The community raised more than $55,000 in less than 8 months to upgrade this venue! Because of the enormous community support, many individuals, and contributions from organizations like Puget Sound Energy and the Port of Skagit County, the Concrete Theatre is equipped with a digital projector, with all the 3D capabilities and amazing Dolby surround sound you’ll find in the multiplexes and cinemas in much larger towns.

The historic Concrete Theatre offers a friendly atmosphere to enjoy your favorite movies and special events. Built in 1923 and lovingly maintained as a theatre all these decades, we’re thrilled to be the present-day stewards of this venue.

 

Celebrating over the years in this Theatre

Thanks for being part of all these successful years at the Concrete Theatre! We never thought owning a business like this could be so rewarding — not financially but in the more important ways. We’ve laughed, cried and been amazed with our audiences, we’ve fumbled our way through many unexpected challenges, and we’ve learned a lot about human nature, the movie industry, and producing special events.

One of our favorite memories is the fundraising campaign of 2012, when film gave way to digital and it looked like we may have to close. The community raised more than $55,000 in less than 8 months to upgrade this venue! Because of the enormous community support, many individuals, and contributions from organizations like Puget Sound Energy and the Port of Skagit County, the Concrete Theatre was  equipped with a digital projector, with 3D capabilities and amazing Dolby surround sound you’d only expect to find in the multiplexes and cinemas in much larger towns.

Our goal is to sustain — and expand — what the historic Concrete Theatre has to offer. In addition to a friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy your favorite movies and events, we’re looking forward to a companion business in the space next door. Watch for more details of Act One Ice Cream, set to open in 2021.

Thank you for allowing us to be the present-day stewards of this venue and for helping us to enrich the community.

~ Valerie and Fred

The 2012 Campaign to Keep the Theatre Alive

Brad & John from KISM helped!

Highlights from their Live Broadcast at the Concrete Theatre

Brad & John from 92.9 KISM in Bellingham brought their show to the Concrete Theatre on December 14, 2012, to help finish our fundraising and celebrate our success!

Special Perormances

One of the many special performances we’ve produced over the years was “A River Home Companion,” with Steve Denzel and featuring Joyful Noise, Nicola Pearson, Mason Eger, and so many others. Not only did we all have a great time, we also raised nearly $900 for KSVU FM 90.1!

Encore Fitness through the Years