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Featuring a mix of blockbuster studio films, specialty festivals and events, and first-run arthouse cinema, plus reserved seating selection and premium concessions such as local craft beer and chocolate popcorn.

This historic venue located in the heart of Downtown Seattle is one of only two operating cinemas in the world with the capability of screening three-strip Cinerama films on its epic 97-foot curved screen consisting of 2,000 vertical strips.

In May 2023, SIFF announced its acquisition of the former Seattle Cinerama Theater from the estate of Paul G. Allen. The announcement was made to an uproar of cheers and applause at Opening Night of the 49th Seattle International Film Festival on May 11.