For their 25 anniversary, is putting out a bounty for any pictures of the theater from its past as The Renton movie house.
“We have looked through several historic data bases and have only come up with one picture from the 1960s,” said artistic/managing director Bill Huls. “We would love to have some pictures to display to compliment the 1940’s movie poster we found in our attic.”
To this end Renton Civic Theatre is offering two tickets to any show next season for pictures of the theater, either exterior or interior.
In addition to showing the history of the art deco movie theater (the last of Renton’s original theaters still being used as a theater), Renton Civic has also planned several special events to celebrate the theatre’s silver anniversary.
“We have let our patrons choose our musical’s this year by majority vote. We usually only perform two musicals, but since there was a tie we are performing three all-time favorites as a thank you to our fans” continues Huls.
The theatre is also planning some other audience thank you opportunities, and is returning to its roots as the old movie house by starting to show classic movies once a month between stage productions.
The 25 Anniversary season will include Grease, Arsenic and Old Lace, Annie, The Foreigner, The Diary of Anne Frank, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Please call Bill Huls or ay RCT box office staff at 425-226-5529 for prices and dates – or if you have those old pictures!