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Big Screen Entertainment at Both Ends of the County

From blockbusters to sleeper hits, movie buffs have several choices when it comes to seeing new and not-so-new releases in Lewis County.

Midway 10 Cinema. located at the Lewis County Mall, off Hampe Way between National and Kresky Avenues in Chehalis. Midway 10 Cinema

The single screen Chehalis Theater on Market Street in downtown Chehalis is equipped with digital sound and offers seating for 300 moviegoers. Whimsical paintings of cartoon movie characters adorn the high ceilings.

Ticket prices at both theaters are $7.75 for adults and $5.50 for senior citizens, children under age 12 and for shows that begin before 6 p.m. Movie listings are available by calling 748-6414 for the Chehalis Theater and 748-1200 for the Chehalis Cinemas. The box offices typically open about 15 minutes prior to the first show.

First-run movies can also be seen at the historic Roxy Theater in downtown Morton. The refurbished theater offers movies at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings, and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Times and days may vary due to live theater productions. Cost to see a movie at the Roxy is $5.50 for adults, $3.50 for students and senior citizens. Matinees are $3.50 per person. Visit www.mortonroxy.org for information on movies, live productions and the theater’s history.

Second-Run Options

For those movie buffs who might have missed a film’s opening, but still want a chance to see it on the big screen, there are a couple of interesting second-run venues available in Lewis County.

McMenamins Olympic Club Theater at 112 N. Tower Ave. in Centralia features overstuffed chairs, love seats and tables on which to settle in and enjoy the show. Tickets are $3 per person, and food and beverage service is offered. Shows later in the evening do have age restrictions, since alcoholic beverages are available. Live performances in the theater can affect the movie schedule, but information is available by calling 736-5164.

Historic Fox Theatre Restorations, based in Centralia, Washington, is committed to the complete restoration of the Fox Theatre back to its glorious 1930 appearance and to a full upgrade of the technical theatrical systems of the theatre. The Fox will be a model of the art deco period and a state of the art performing arts center. For current event calendar go to Fox Theater Events

East Lewis County features the “G” Theater, located at 106 E. State St., Mossyrock, about 30 miles east of Interstate 5 on the White Pass Scenic Byway (U.S. Highway 12). The single screen theater was built in the 1930s and seats 276. The movie house plays first- and second-run movies and is open Friday through Monday with movies at 7 p.m., and a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets are $5.50 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and younger or adults age 60 and over. All tickets are $3.50 on Mondays. Call 983-8487 for detail.

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