Roxy Renovation Phase 2 with Energy Upgrades

Fire Mountain Arts Council (FMAC) is in the midst 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 November 1, 2023—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.
  • Framed, roofed, sided, insulated, rough plumbed & wired, sheet rocked, and installed windows, sprinklers and DOAS systems in Roxy’s long-needed backstage/multi-purpose addition.

Now come the next steps:

  • Complete construction of the ADA-accessible backstage/multi-purpose addition.
  • Connect the new addition to the Tiller Arts Center via a covered breezeway.
  • Add exterior signage and artwork.

Construction of Roxy Theater Backstage/Multi-purpose Addition

Scope of work

Fire Mountain Arts Council Board of Directors approved the contract with KR Homes of Toledo, WA, for construction of the ADA-accessible addition to the south end of Roxy Theater: 2-stories, 2802 sq ft. The contract was signed by both parties on February 17, 2023.

The building permit was approved on March 17, 2023, and ground-breaking followed the next week. Check out progress in the photo gallery below.

The scope of the backstage/multi-purpose addition project includes, but is not to be limited to, the following, per plans and specifications (see links to these documents below):

  1. Site preparation
  2. Construction of:
    1. Foundation
    2. Concrete floor
    3. Framing and insulation
    4. Siding, windows, and doors, including new doors for entrances into the existing structure
    5. Roof:  white TPO on 2-story roof; double layer torch-down with white surface on one story
    6. Plumbing: one sink
    7. Electrical per code requirements and including, but not limited to, lighting over make-up counter
    8. Fire suppression system
    9. HVAC system
    10. Interior finish work, including, but not limited to, sink cabinet, make-up counter and under-stairway cupboards
  3. Required inspections

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


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Thank you for supporting
Roxy Renovation Phase 2 with Energy Upgrades:

Roxy Reroof & Roxy HVAC
Roxy ADA-Accessible Backstage/Multi-Purpose Classroom Addition

Adna Iron Works
Chad Alexander
Arbor Health**
James & Donna Armstrong
Jeannie Arndt
Elise Arnseneau
Sally Baker
Melanie Berg
Andrew Bishop
Lynn Bishop*
Blanton’s Market*
Roemary Bonomo
Mandy Bright
Edwin Brown*
Robert & Cecilia Callison
Beth  & Steven Caskey***
Mike Condon
Gaylene & Brian Donner
April Doolittle**
Kevin Downing*
Margi Fishbaugh
Louise Fisher*
Louise and Marc Fisher**
Ann Marie Forsman
Marty, Susan, & Kate Fortin
Marilyn & Michael Goodrich
Harold & Hope Gunderson
Hampton Lumber Mills****
Janet Healy
Maxine Herron
Zach Hoyt
In honor of Erika Joeres-Broska
Lauri Dennis
Chris Johnson
Patricia &Leon Johnson
Buddington & Delores Jones
Constance Kelly
Mike Lakely
George Richmond / Richmond Engineering****
Sarah Moyland
Frances Wood
Douglas Lukascik
Leonard Miller & Milton Mayberry
JoAnn Morris
Morton Museum
Sarah Moyland
John & Carolyn Mullenix****
Brad Nelson
Geneva Partridge
L. Pearman
Dave & Jen Peckham
Judy & Phillip Peoples
Patricia & Frank Petrino
Randle Woods*
Elysa Ray**
George Richmond/Richmond Engineering****
Doug & Lila Rieper
Bruce Roberts & Marion Kratzer**
Steve & Judy Roberts**
Rod’s Tire Source***
Marie Roe*
Donna Ruby*
Charles Russell
Cathy Schwartz
Joanne H. Schwartz*
Fred Schwindt & April Doolittle***
Jessica & Clint Scogin
Tim & Erin Shook
Sierra Pacific Foundation***
Patricia Siesser
Kenneth Sparkman***
Jason Stoetling
Laverne Troxel*
Matt & Laurie Van Unen
Rory & Patricia Vance
Jennine Walker
Robert & Kerry Webb*
Nancy Weeks
Brett Wegner
Alice & Otto Wegner
Amanda West & Donny Wilhold
Frances Wood
Eleanor Worsham
  • TransAlta Coal Transition Board
  • M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
  • Lewis County PUD
  • Dawkins Charitable Trust
  • USDA Rural Development
  • Ben B. Cheney Foundation
  • Lewis County through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds
  • Washington State Building for the Arts

*$250 or more
**$500 or more
***$1,000 or more
****$10,000 or more

Thank you to the many who may not be listed above who donated to the rickshaw rides, Roxy Reroof donation table, or through Facebook.  Our thanks to the many volunteers and members who make possible Fire Mountain Arts Council’s programs and facilities.