For those that would like an idea of what is inside our little theatre, 
here's a little look around.

Hope you enjoy our photo album of the areas
and of our work on the Elk Theatre.

Since our purchase in July 2007;
we have been working to bring her back to life!!!      


Concession Auditorium Marquee
Lobby Stereo Building

We Show First Run Movies. We Serve Hot Buttery Popcorn,
Ice Cold Sodas, Assorted Snacks, and Fresh Roast Coffee
All at Family Friendly Prices.   Check Out Our Price List.
We also serve additional items during Festivals and other events.

We are an old 2-story Concrete Block Building from the 1930's;  
With a Brick Front & A Marquee.
We are on a 34 X 100 ft Lot - from Main Street to the Alley.

We have a single Ticket Booth, that separates 2 Double Entry Doors.
Our Lobby has sloped Terrazzo Floors.

Our Auditorium seating area is approx. 33 X 65 feet; with 250 seats, 
all were dressed in red 
until we replaced some with grey seats w/cup holders.

You can roll a wheelchair from the sidewalk
straight through into our Auditorium - No additional Ramp needed.

Our Projection Room is located Upstairs - Authorized Personnel ONLY.

When we purchased the Elk Theatre - we knew she needed a lot of work.

The snack bar area was not legal to serve concessions 
so that was the first thing in the Elk Theatre to be changed. 
New concession sink, a hand sink and a few additional upgrades 
made it legal for our restaurant permit.   (2007)
We usually smoke pork for our festivals 
& other special events.
The screen was ripped up one side and had been duct taped together, 
the other side was beginning to rip and was already taped.  (2008)

The  'ELK THEATRE'  neon signs were busted.
The marquee roof was completely rotten and had collapsed. 
All the rotten wood and other debris had to be removed. 
Also many parts inside the marquee needed repaired or replaced. 
Ask us about our blinker system sometime!   (2009)

The theatre had a single channel 100 watt sound system.
Many customers said they could not hear parts of the movies.
We had our new Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound installed in Aug 2010.

We also added a new lighting system on the projector in 2010,
to brighten all the new movies that are made so dark.

We originally used a
Christie Film Platter System + Re-winder,
Westrex 35MM Film Projector W/ Changeover + Simplex Sound Head
and a Xenon Lamp House with a 1000 Watt Bulb.
She worked very well. 
But it was upgrade to digital or close.

Great way to spend $40,000.00...
We had our new Digital Projection System installed in Oct 2013.

We now use a NC900c with a Doremi Server.

This also required additions to our Dolby Surround System 
to communicate with the new projector.

We had to replace our old Star Model #99 popcorn machine 
when she broke and we needed parts.
She was wired together & needed gears when we bought the theatre.

 We replaced with a larger Creters Headliner - 32 Popcorn Machine. [2012]
That cost us around $1000.
Our Star #99 moved  to a theatre in Tennessee 
so they could rebuild their #99 
and continue to keep one of the old girls alive!  {2019}

We also have our smaller Digital Projector at the theatre 
for use during small private events.

We had repairs done on the leaky roof. 
We have even replaced sections of walls. 

We installed a pulley system to raise the 'Big Screen',
so we can use the stage for 'Live Shows'.    [2013]
Makes it easier to open the stage for the Bands 
at the Elk River Music & Arts Festival!

We have also added many other items along the way: 
designated electrical outlets and other wiring,
a new ice maker, a refrigerator, shelving, safety lighting, 
new toilets and additional plumbing items, 
counters, security cameras...

There is still more to do.

The work continues....