Best Movie Theaters In Seattle

December 8, 2010 3:55 PM

There many movie theaters in Seattle offering all kinds of experiences, but only a few promise comfortable seating, tasty food and reasonable prices. Here’s the list of the best movie theaters in Seattle.

Big Picture Seattle

2505 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 256-0566

Big Picture Seattle doesn’t screen a boatload of movies like the mainstream theaters, but what it lacks in screens it most certainly makes up for with style and comfort. First off, patrons have to be at least 21. Why? Because Big Picture’s lounges sports full bars with beer, wine, cocktails, and more to aid your movie-viewing experience. Stadium-style seating, plush rocker seats — and did you hear? — no kids! Oh yeah, the popcorn ain’t half bad. Prices start at $7 and run up to $11.

Seattle Cinerama Theater

2100 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-3653

Seattle Cinerama Theater tries to stay ahead of the curve and their poor patrons suffer for it. Who wants to sit in a recently remodeled theater with a super-powerful digital sound system staring at a 70-foot, curved screen and munch on affordable chocolate-covered popcorn? There’s only a single screen, but patrons don’t seem to mind. Ticket prices range from $9 – $15.

grand illusion theater Best Movie Theaters In Seattle


Grand Illusion Cinema

1403 NE 50th St
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 523-3935

Grand Illusion Cinema is a non-profit theater that bills itself as the longest running independent cinema in Seattle. The seating is comfortable and maxes out at 70 persons. Don’t expect to see current releases here, but if you like the classics Grand Illusion Cinema’s the place to be. Tickets range from $6 – $8, but yearly memberships can get you some deals, like reduced admission and free popcorn (which is pretty tasty).

Lincoln Square Cinemas

700 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 450-9100

Lincoln Square Cinemas — either you love it or you hate it. There aren’t really many complaints about the seats, the food or the price, but some might say the employees could use some more customer service training. Other than that, Lincoln Square Cinemas is your average mainstream theater, but they do screen digital, IMAX and real 3D all under one roof. Prices range from $8.50 – $15.

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