Roxy Renovation Phase 2 with Energy Upgrades

Fire Mountain Arts Council (FMAC) is moving toward completion of an ambitious, multi-faceted renovation to address urgent and long-needed improvements to the Roxy Theater.

These improvements will assure the long-term viability of the Roxy Theater and the capability of its programs to serve the community and its youth for decades to come and will help drive economic well-being of eastern Lewis County.

By June 1, 2024—with the support from generous donors, grantors and volunteers, and the work of excellent contractors—FMAC has accomplished the following:

  • Remodeled Roxy’s front entry with inviting, weather-sealed glass doors.
  • Replaced old halogen stage lighting with an energy-efficient LED system.
  • Removed old roof-mounted heat pumps and ductwork and installed an energy-efficient HVAC system with internal ducting, including ductless heat pumps for the projection room and stage.
  • Reroofed the Roxy, adding 2” rigid insulation and installing reflective vinyl roof membrane on the upper roof and double-layered, white touchdown on the lower roof.
  • Installed wainscoting, recycled from old-growth fir flooring from the Roxy’s original balcony, down 3/4 of the vomitorium.  More boards to come to finish this job.
  • Completed construction of the ADA-accessible backstage/multi-purpose addition, working with contractor KR Homes of Toledo, WA.

Now come the next steps:

  • Connect the new addition to the Tiller Arts Center via a covered breezeway.
  • Add exterior signage and artwork.

Support for Roxy Renovation Phase 2 with Energy Upgrades

The success of this project is a testament to the generous support from volunteers, donors and grantors


Follow along on our journey