Mount Vernon, Washington

First Reformed

Friday, Jul 20, 7:30 pm
Sunday, Jul 22, 5:30 pm
Monday, Jul 23, 7:30 pm

Reverend Ernst Toller is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence.

"Brought to life by delicate work from writer-director Paul Schrader and elevated by a standout performance by Ethan Hawke, First Reformed takes a sensitive and suspenseful look at weighty themes." - Certified Fresh on Rotton Tomaotes.

Director: Paul Schrader.

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, and Cedric Kyles.

Rated R,

Runtiime: 108 minutes

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The Historic Lincoln Theatre presents

Leo Kottke

on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11.

After adding a love for the country-blues of Mississippi John Hurt to the music of John Phillip Sousa and Preston Epps, Kottke joined the Navy underage, to be underwater, and eventually lost some hearing shooting at lightbulbs in the Atlantic while serving on the USS Halfbeak, a diesel submarine.

Kottke has been awarded two Grammy nominations; a Doctorate in Music Performance by the Peck School of Music at the U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and a Certificate of Significant Achievement in Not Playing the Trombone from the U of Texas at Brownsville with Texas Southmost College.

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American Animals

Saturday, Jul 28, 7:30 pm
Sunday, Jul 29, 5:30 pm
Monday, Jul 30, 7:30 pm

Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk and Chas Allen are four friends who live an ordinary existence in Kentucky. After a visit to Transylvania University, Lipka comes up with the idea to steal the rarest and most valuable books from the school's library. As one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history starts to unfold, the men question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives are simply misguided attempts at achieving the American dream.

Director: Burt Layton

Cast: Berry Keoghan, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner

"American Animals tangles with a number of weighty themes, but never at the expense of delivering a queasily compelling true crime thriller." - Certified Fresh on Rotton Tomaotes

Running Time 117 minutes
Rated R

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Smiley-C presents

Mixed Visions

Friday, July 27 at 8:00pm

A PNW Rap Hip Hop show featuring:

Marco aka Madprofit

Dank Zavala

Julio Jimenez aka Kasmoz

Jeremiah aka J-Flow

Young Patino aka Armando Patino

Essa aka Alexander

The original music performed ts this concert will range from Hip Hop to Alternative to Rap to Soulful Melodic, and Experimental. Come out and enjoy these talented young performers. 

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Five Time Grammy Winner

Robert Cray

returns to the Lincoln on Tuesday, July 31 at 7:30pm.

The Lincoln Theatre is thrilled to welcome back Robert Cray and put our new audio system to the test! Special Thanks to all who have donated to our Sound + Hearing Campaign!

Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five grammy wins and over 20 acclaimed albums! “In the early days of the band we were paying attention to my favorite blues players; Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Albert King and especially Albert Collins,” Cray says.

With the 1986 release of Strong Persuader the Robert Cray Band’s tunes were put in heavy rotation on mega rock stations across the nation. The first hit, “Smoking Gun,” was followed by “I Guess I Showed Her” & “Right Next Door (Because Of Me).”

Following the path of fame taken by blues-based rockers like Johnny Winter & Stevie Ray Vaughan, Cray became a sensation, leading his band in concerts at large arenas and rock festivals.

Eric Clapton’s admiration for Cray led to a writing collaboration on the hit “Old Love,” which featured Cray on guitar. Cray performs “Brown Eyed Handsome Man” with Chuck Berry in the film “Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll.”

During the 90s the Robert Cray Band was featured in concert with artists like Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, BB King and Bonnie Raitt, who declared that the band leader (Cray) is “an original; he’s passionate, he’s a bad ass and puts on one of the best shows you’ll ever see.”

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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Friday, Aug 3, 7:30 pm
Saturday, Aug 4, 7:30 pm
Sunday, Aug 5, 5:30 pm
Monday, Aug 6, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, Aug 7, 7:30 pm

For over thirty years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since.

Though he may be best known today as a soft-spoken, cardigan-wearing children’s television host, in reality, Fred Rogers’ career represents a sustained attempt to present a coherent, beneficent view about how we should best speak to children about important matters and how television could be used as a positive force in our society.

In Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom) looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood. Neville pays tribute to this legacy with the latest in his series of highly engaging, moving documentary portraits of essential American artists.

Director: Morgan Neville

Cast: Joanne Rogers, Fred Rogers, Francois Clemmons

What the critics are saying:

"Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes a fittingly patient and honest look at the life and legacy of a television pioneer whose work has enriched generations." - Certified Fresh on Rotton Tomatoes

Running Time: 94 minutes
Rating: PG13

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The Lincoln Theatre and the Harvard Din & Tonics present

End of the Lime: The Last Drop

on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 7:30pm

The Din and Tonics are Harvard’s signature a cappella group. Since 1979, they have entertained audiences around the world with their snappy arrangements and hilarious antics. This summer, the Dins are touring the world, visiting more than a dozen countries over a period of 10 weeks. The last performance of this tour takes place in the historic Lincoln Theatre. Join the Dins, including Mount Vernon High School Class of 2015 alum and Skagit native Michael Giles, for an evening of jazz standards and jazzy modern classics with an opening act by an ensemble from the Mount Vernon High School choirs.

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Friday, Aug 10, 7:30 pm
Saturday, Aug 11, 7:30 pm
Sunday, Aug 12, 5:30 pm
Monday, Aug 13, 7:30 pm

Laura is a well-meaning single mother who is forced to drive her estranged pot-dealing father, Jack, from Texas to California, with her troubled son Henry along for the ride. While Jack uses Henry and the road trip to help him distribute his copious supply of marijuana, Laura finally confronts Leonard - her dead-beat ex-husband.

Director: Shana Feste

Cast: Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer, Lewis MacDougall

What the critics are saying:

"The writing is smart and funny, the scenery along the Pacific coast is glorious, and the performances are all topnotch. It was a labor of love for the director, and her close connection to the material is apparent." - Alexandra MacAaron, Women's voices for Change

Running time: 110 minutes
Rated R

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Lincoln Theatre's

BrewFest on the Skagit

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Our 16th annual BrewFest on the Skagit, the Skagit's longest running Craft Brew Festival, is set for Saturday, August 11th from 4:00 to 9:00pm at Skagit Riverwalk Park in downtown Mount Vernon, featuring dozens of local craft brews, three of the regions most popular bands, leisure games, and local food trucks.


Mama Dirty Skirt - 4:30 to 5:30pm
Whiskey Fever - 6:00 to 7:15pm
The Sky Colony - 7:45 to 9:00pm

Emcee: TBD

List of Brewers (so far):

192 Brewing
Anacortes Brewery
Aslan Brewery
Bastion Brewery Co.
Birdsview Brewing Company
Cardinal Craft Brewing Academy
Chuckanut Brewery
Diamond Knot Craft Brewing
Flyers Restaurant and Brewery
Georgetown Brewing Company
Kulshan Brewing Company
LaConner Brewing Company
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lazy Boy Brewing Co.
Naked City Brewing
New Belgium Brewing
North Sound Brewing Co.
Oskar Blues Brewery
Skagit River Brewery
Sky River Meadery
Stones Throw Brewery
Wander Brewing Company

Food Vendors (so far):

Random Acts of Food
Taste of India

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Bayside Specialties
John Piazza Jr. Construction
Wycoff Insurance

Community Supporters:

Mount Vernon Farmers Market
Mount Vernon Downtown Association
City of Mount Vernon Parks & Recreation


Commercial Cold Storage
Westar Solutions
Kapteins Ace Hardware


Walton Beverage
elSage Designs
North Cascade Harley-Davidson

This event is our most consistent yearly fundraiser, so please bring your friends to soak up the sun, drink beer, and support the Lincoln!

Raffle Tickets for great prizes will be available!

Brewfest on the Skagit is a 21 and over event! ID required at the gate.

We love dogs, but please no pets except for service animals.

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TAG/META/LINCOLN host the fifth annual

Drive for the Arts

Friday, August 17 1:00pm shotgun start (everyone starts at same time)

Swinomish Golf Links

Show your support for community theater in Skagit Valley by playing a spirited round of golf or becoming a sponsor of The Fifth Annual Drive for the Arts.

Dinner and Auction: 6:30pm - Bastion Brewery
Included in golfer price

Dinner only (no golfing) $25

Cost: $400 per team or $100 per player)
Price includes 18-holes of golf, riding cart, lunch and prizes:
Longest Drive - Closest to the Pin - Lowes Gross Net - Best Dressed Team

New This Year! Helicopter Ball Drop: $10 per ball. Closest ball to hole splits the pot 50/50. Potential Pot: $4990

Full field is 25 teams of four.

The format is a scramble so each player hits and the team takes the best of the four shots. All players welcome regardless of skill level. After the tournament we will hold a small live auction.

Are you interested in Sponsoring a Hole?

Hole Sponsorship: $250 (two sponsors per hole)

Cart Sponsorship: $500 to sponsor a snack or beverage cart; your business name or logo on a cart

Title Sponsorship: $1500 for Drive for the Arts Title sponsor; your banner displayed prominently at the site and on media promotion; and a team (4 players)

Sponsor Package: $599 for a hole sponsorship ($250 value) and a team (4 players, $400 value)

Sponsors will have a sign placed on the golf course during the tournament and recognition during the banquet. This is a great way to show your support for community theater in Skagit Valley.

Registration Deadline August 1.

For further information contact: Dan Toomey, 360-305-8455,

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Hearts Beat Loud

Friday, Aug 17, 7:30 pm
Saturday, Aug 18, 7:30 pm
Sunday, Aug 19, 5:30 pm
Monday, Aug 20, 7:30 pm

In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank is preparing to send his hard-working daughter Sam off to college while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly jam sessions into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery.

Director: Brett Haley

Cast: Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Ted Danson

What the critics are saying:

"Thoroughly sweet, comfortably familiar, and elevated by the chemistry between Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons, Hearts Beat Loud offers feel-good father-daughter drama." - Certified Fresh Rotton Tomatoe

Running time: 97 minutes
Rated: PG13

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Theater Arts Guild presents

Side Show

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 7:30pm
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 7:30pm
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 7:30pm
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 7:30pm

Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression, Side Show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love. Told almost entirely in song, the show follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks.

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Fiddlers, fiddles, & fiddlemaker: Bob Child's


performs at the Historic Lincoln Theatre on

Saturday, November 17 at 8:00pm

Childsplay’s over two dozen musicians come from all over the United States and Europe and include some of the leading virtuosos in traditional and contemporary fiddle music. For over 20 years, Childsplay has performed in the United States and Europe, showcasing different styles of fiddle music.

From humble dance halls to feature performances at The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., before world music audiences in Sweden and public radio audiences throughout the United States, Childsplay has introduced many thousands to the delights of traditional Irish, French-Canadian, Cape Breton, Bluegrass, Appalachian, and Scandinavian fiddle music, as well as jazz, swing, and classical music. The level of musicianship in Childsplay is unsurpassed, with players ranging from members of the Boston Symphony to the leading virtuosos of these various fiddle traditions.

Featured singer is Ireland's Karan Casey formally of Solas.

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The Lincoln Theatre box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5:00pm.

Box Officers will also be available two hours prior to live ticketed events and one hour prior to special film screenings and broadcasts for door sales.

Film tickets are available at the door begining 45 minutes before the first screening of the day.

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Students-any with I.D. $2
Children-12 and under $2

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The mission of the Lincoln Theatre is to entertain, inform & inspire our diverse community through cinema, live performance & educational programs while preserving the historic Lincoln Theatre.