The Historic Everett Theatre is pleased to bring back our famous
Kimball Pipe Organ with Sharon Stearnes on the keyboard.
June 30, 2017 7:30 PM. "Buster Keaton goes back to school and stages a hilarious send-up of university life in College. Keaton stars as Ronald, an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved coed, Mary (Anne Cornwall). More than he had in any other feature, Keaton stretched the boundaries of solo physical comedy. In a series of unforgettable vignettes, stone-faced Ronald tries his hand as a baseball player, soda jerk, waiter, coxswain, and track star, performing each task with a steady determination but with consistently disastrous results.
Running Time 66 minutes + added bonus a Buster Keaton Short Film
July 22, 2017 7:00 PM -Celebrating the theatre's 115 year anniversary. D.W. Griffith's epic intercuts between four separate stories about man's inhumanity to man. In Babylon, pacifist Prince Belshazzar is brought down by warring religious factions. In Judea, the last days of Christ (Howard Gaye) are depicted in the style of a Passion play. In France, Catherine de Medici presides over the slaughter of t he Huguenots. And in California, a woman (Mae Marsh) pleads for the life of her husband (Robert Harron) when he is sentenced to hang for a murder he did not commit.
1916 ‧ Drama film/Melodrama ‧ 3h 30m
Runtime 75 Minutes
November 4, 2017 7:30 PM Steamboat Bill Jr. In this silent comedy, college boy William Canfield Jr. (Buster Keaton) reunites with his boat captain father in a Mississippi River town. Though he's flummoxed by Willie's citified appearance, the elder Canfield seems to have found an ally to help him compete with fellow riverboat owner John James King (Tom McGuire). Willie finds himself falling for King's daughter, Mary (Marion Byron), but he has more pressing concerns when the weather turns bad and his father in arrested.
runtime 86 minutes
December 29, 2017 7:30 PM Nosferatu In this highly influential silent horror film, the mysterious Count Orlok (Max Schreck) summons Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. The eerie Orlok seeks to buy a house near Hutter and his wife, Ellen (Greta Schroeder). After Orlok reveals his vampire nature, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, knowing that Ellen is in grave danger. Meanwhile Orlok's servant, Knock (Alexander Granach), prepares for his master to arrive at his new home.
Everett Theatre - 2/9 Kimball (2nd organ)
2911 Colby Ave
Organ installation timeframes:
1st organ, 2/8 Kimball: 1918 - 1923
2nd organ, 2/9 Kimball: 1924 - 1953
3rd organ, 3/16 Kimball: 1999 - present
The Everett Theatre opened on November 4, 1901. A 2/8 Kimball organ was installed in 1918.
The original theatre was gutted by a terrible fire in 1923. It was rebuilt at a cost of over $250,000 and was called the "New Everett" Theatre. A 2/9 Kimball organ, opus #6760 was installed in time for the grand re-opening on August 29, 1924.
In 1953 the organ was moved to Queen Anne High School and was installed in the main auditorium. In 1981 the instrument was moved again to Franklin High School. A 3-manual classical-style console was added. The existing 2-manual console was purchased by a private individual in Sydney, Australia.
3/16 Kimball - new installation
The Everett Theatre Society has recently re-installed a Kimball theatre pipe organ in the house. The project is being sponsored by the Everett Theatre Society.
Premiere of the Pipes - October 2, 1999
Project Update - April 26, 1999
Project Update - January 17, 1999
The theatre (named the New Everett Theatre in the 1920's) originally had a 2/9 Kimball. This instrument was removed in the 1950's.
Thanks to the generosity of several donors, a three-manual, 14 rank Kimball theatre organ was purchased in September 1997. This instrument was originally from Seattle's Olympic (Woodland) Theatre.
The console was equipped with a solid-state electronic relay system and it is now installed at the theatre and playing!
10 HP Spencer Orgoblo Solo Chamber
Unenclosed, stage wall
16' Wood Diaphone
As part of the ongoing building restoration project, the auditorium has received a much-needed facelift. When the building re-opened in Spring 1998, patrons enjoyed new comfortable main floor seats with plenty of legroom and enhanced sightlines to the stage. Other improvements include new carpeting, plaster repair and fresh paint for the walls and ceiling, a reopened orchestra pit.
A series of theatre organ concerts have been presented in the 2000-2001 season. Artists include: Tom Hazelton, Kay McAbee, Andy Crow, Neil Jensen, Chris Elliot and others.
The Historic Everett Theatre stages a number of live stage productions each year. Phone (425) 258-6766 for ticket information.