Last November Seattle’s historic Uptown Theater in Queen Anne sadly shut its doors after nearly 85 years of movie showing. What was a disheartening loss to the Queen Anne community is now cause for celebration as SIFF reopens the doors and invites movie-goers to come and enjoy the Uptown Cinema Classics Series. 10 classic films that were all shown at some point in the theater’s long history are now on rotation until Thursday night at little or no cost to you. Tickets can be purchased for 5$ or you can enter for free with a same-day receipt from any Queen Anne area business. The opportunities are endless here. Grab a coffee at Cafe Ladro before work-free movie later. Pick up some lunch from Dicks-free movie later. Stop for a few beers at Ozzies before your 8 o’clock showing-you get the picture.
Here at TWIF we’re big SIFF supporters. For those of you who don’t know, SIFF is an organization that strives to bring people together to discover extraordinary films from across the world. They believe that through cinema we can create a community that is more informed, aware, and alive. SIFF supporters have been working hard to raise enough money to expand on their year round programming and create educational programs for the community. In April TWIF lent a helping hand by rousing some of our amazing volunteers and pouring beer and scotch at the HopScotch Festival, where proceeds benefitted SIFF. We’re pleased to say that thanks to the help of our volunteers (and many, many, many others!) SIFF was able to complete the acquisition and renovation of the Uptown Cinema and provide a permanent home for their important work. If you’re not one of the 200,000+ people every year enjoying the SIFF experience, I highly suggest you join the masses and go check out the Uptown Cinema this week!
Here’s the list of classics for your viewing pleasure:
Singing in the Rain
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
The Royal Tenenbaums
Also, Seattle Restaurant Week is still in full effect! For 28$ you can enjoy a three-course meal at one of Seattle’s exciting eateries. Plenty of food to share with a special someone on a weeknight out. Here’s a list of the participating restaurants in the Queen Anne area- you can have a delicious dinner and then meander over to the theater with receipt in hand to enjoy your free movie. Not a bad way to beat the rainy evening blues!