Going to the movies in Seattle?
You’ll want to check out one of these amazing Seattle movie theaters. From independent arthouse cinemas that offer cozy vibes and unique films to an IMAX theater with the biggest screen in Washington, there’s something on this list for everyone. Don’t forget the popcorn!
Here are the top 10 Seattle movie theaters:
1. SIFF Cinema Downtown (formerly Cinerama)
Great news for Cinerama fans: the landmark movie theater in Belltown is making a comeback. After SIFF acquired the theater, it reopened in December 2023. It did undergo a name change but the chocolate popcorn is still available! Read more about the Cinerama Theater reopening.
Address: 2100 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
This historic theater in Capitol Hill has a single screen and serves beer, wine, and cider. The interior is absolutely stunning—SIFF describes this location as a “classic Egyptian-themed movie palace.” We love going there to check out first-run titles and special events.
Address: 805 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122
Another SIFF theater, their Uptown location in Queen Anne has three auditoriums and adult beverages for sale. This is a great theater for fans of indie, foreign, and classic films.
Address: 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Hungry for dinner and a show? Visit Central Cinema in Seattle’s Central District: a dine-in movie theater that lets you enjoy comfort food along with beer and cocktails at your table while you watch your film.
Address: 1411 21st Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
5. The Beacon
This arthouse movie theater is a welcome addition to Columbia City in Seattle. The Beacon curates a screening calendar with films such as Possession and Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. You can also rent out the 48-seat theater for a film of your choice.
Address: 4405 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Another independent theater in Columbia City that we love is Ark Lodge Cinemas. This theater shows current releases, making it a good companion theater to The Beacon.
Address: 4816 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Located inside Pacific Science Center, the Boeing IMAX Theater has a six-story screen—the largest movie screen in Washington state! This is the best theater in Seattle for an immersive movie experience.
Address: 200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Majestic Bay Theatres is a historic movie theater in Ballard that shows current releases. We love going here for $6 Tuesdays.
Address: 2044 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107
The Grand Illusion Cinema is the oldest independent movie theater in Seattle, showing classic and independent films in a converted dentist’s office since 1968. Unfortunately the building is being sold and Grand Illusion will be moving to a new location within the next few years—but they’re “determined to recreate the magic someplace new.”
Address: 1403 NE 50th St, Seattle, WA 98105
10. AMC Oak Tree 6
This recently-renovated AMC theater in Northgate is popular due to its comfy reclining seats! There is also ample free parking (a rarity in Seattle).
Address: 10006 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133