The Historic Lincoln Theater
As a prominent historic building, centrally located in Port Angeles since 1916, The Lincoln Theater has generated many fond memories for Port Angeles and Olympic Peninsula residents alike. Originally built as a single screen movie playhouse, The Lincoln has seen much change during its lifetime. For many years now it has operated as a three-screen movie theater. But, with the building of a large cinema complex on the outskirts of Port Angeles, and with the digital transition too costly, this was no longer a viable option, and in 2014 the theater closed. Since then, The Lincoln Theater has sat vacant, leaving a social and commercial void in the town.
Industrious local folks are working together to bring the old building back to life and guide The Lincoln as it begins its new journey, to move with the times, and make the transition into a versatile, intimate, community-spirited Arts venue which will entertain, enrich, inspire and educate our local and extended community, while preserving The Lincoln as a key historic landmark for generations to come.
As part of the first community outreach, The Lincoln hosted Snow White and the Five Housemates, a locally written and directed play (Nemesis Theater Productions), and produced by the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Much work went into making this production possible.. many hours, and many volunteers. A Big Thank you to All!!
Now on to the next challenge! Renovating the theater, and all that needs to happen to make it possible. Time, money, permits, etc. Feel free to reach out with ideas and suggestions on how we can keep this project on the move:
This is truly a homegrown Port Angeles project, and your $ or $$$ will make a difference and contribute to the Lincoln’s success. Donations, large or small, will be acknowledged in the theater.
Click here to donate to The Lincoln: https://www.gofundme.com/Go-To-The-Lincoln
Ghostlight Productions is proud to be partnering with The Lincoln Theater as a fiscal sponsor. Please visit their website http://ghostlight-productions.com/support-us/the-lincoln-theater-project/ for more information and to donate. Ghostlight was founded with the goal of providing world class entertainment, theater and arts education, and enhancing the quality of life in our wonderful communities.
Please feel free to contact The Lincoln Theater at for more information and to arrange a tour.
Karen J. Hanan, Executive Director, ArtsWA (the Washington State Arts Commission). "I am thrilled to be part of The Lincoln Theater, given its enormous potential, and positive impact on our community. I look forward to being part of its next chapter as it is rebuilt and re-imagined."
Gabriel Artigas, Owner of Hillside Consulting “There is tremendous interest and support for reviving this historic downtown landmark. It is exciting to be part of the team challenged with transforming The Lincoln into a home for diverse arts programs that will engage all segments of our community.”
Founders: The Marchant Family “We feel privileged to serve as community members in bringing a beloved building back to life. The Lincoln is a historic jewel, and its preservation is priceless”
Our Oldest New Theater
Opened in 1916, The Lincoln Theater has been
a home of wonder and joy.
A product of G.M. Lauridsen, The Lincoln has generated
a century of many fond memories.
Now, after a few years of slumber, something's stirring.
Nestled in downtown Port Angeles,
this hidden gem is coming back to life.