It’s been a tough year for theaters, including local favorite Mount Baker Theatre (MBT). Due to safety measures and state guidelines, MBT has been closed and will remain so until Phase 2. Despite the hiatus, MBT is gearing up for their eventual reopening. 

The theatre recently raised $230,000 as part of their “Countdown to Curtain” campaign, receiving numerous donations from both individuals and businesses. MBT estimates it will cost around $225,000 to reopen the theater safely, so the fundraiser was a huge success. The funds will allow the theater to rehire and train staff, prepare the building, and purchase personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies. 

Once Phase 2 is reached, MBT plans to reopen for movies with limited capacity. As more restrictions are lifted, the theater will offer more events, including live shows. Right now their lineup includes four in-person shows as part of their Fall 2021 MBT Presents programming. Featured performers include New York Times Best Seller David Sedaris, bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers, Grammy-winning singer Amy Grant, and shadow-dance troupe CATAPULT. Folk group The Wailin’ Jennys are scheduled to play in March 2022.  

Tickets for these events are available now. In the meantime, be sure to check out MBT’s virtual offerings, including their online arts experiences, Peek Behind the Curtain video tours, and more. Sign up for the theater’s weekly newsletter to stay up-to-date on virtual events and future programming.  

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