The group of hard working volunteers that restored and brought the pipe organ back to life.
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.
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!
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.