Everett_Theater_stage-King5vidThe oldest theater still operating west of the Rockies faced foreclosure in Everett, Washington until a local family stepped in.

The Everett Theater, built in 1901, welcomed its first audience Friday night since the owners saved the venue from disrepair and possible closure.

The Shriner family hopes to maintain the theater’s tradition of presenting musical artists, like Al Jolson & Nat King Cole, who performed there.

(WATCH the video below, or READ the story at King-5)

Thanks to Judy Ritchie for sending the link!

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