Some additional history on Thibodeau theaters

OlympiaApril 22, 2014 

Here is some more history of Fred Thibodeau operated theaters to add to what Helen Lake-Hamilton mentioned in her April 13 letter.

Fred Thidodeau and his business partner Fred Hendry operated several more theaters over the years: Holiday Drive-in Theater (Blaine/Custer, Washington); Elma Theater (Elma, Washington); McCleary Theater (McCleary, Washington); Blue Ox Theater (Shelton, Washington); Bremerton Adult Cinema (Bremerton, Washington). They operated all those theaters in conjunction with running the Skyline Drive-in Theater over the years.

As Fred grew older, he gradually closed or sold off the other theaters as business declined at those particular theaters. I remember sometimes he would take in a movie at competing theaters. He came in a few times to watch movies at the Sunset Drive-in Theater in Tumwater.

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