Even after all the attempts from the Everett Theatre Society to make the theatre a viable entertainment venue lack of funds and legal battles once again appeared to signal the doom the grand dame of Everett, but like a cat with nine lives the theatre found a new hope. The Shriner family purchased the theatre and kept it from the wreaking ball once again. Investing thousands in new lighting and sound the theatre was brought into the new era. Now the theatre could bring in entertainment that for years local citizens of Everett had to travel to Seattle to see. Their first act was the 1970's supergroup "Little River Band" the theatre once again felt the thrill of a sellout audience. The theatre once again is one of the centerpieces for a revitalized downtown Everett.