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Combining sleek comfort and futuristic decor with breakthrough advances in motion picture technology, Cinerama opened just a year after the World’s Fair came to town. Over the decades, it became a favorite venue for Seattle moviegoers of all ages, from families to Star Wars buffs who camped out in line for weeks before a premiere.
Martin Cinerama opens with The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm. The three-projector Cinerama technology offers audiences a thrillingly immersive visual experience and 7-track stereophonic sound.
Within months of opening, the theater is retrofitted to show single-projector 70mm films, including such hits as It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Krakatoa, East of Java.
As suburban multiplexes gain in popularity, Cinerama’s ticket sales decline. By 1997, the theater is in danger of being demolished to make way for new development.
Philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul Allen saves the theater by buying it and embarking on a multi-million-dollar renovation that includes advanced sound and projection and a restored Cinerama screen.
Cinerama becomes Seattle’s destination theater for blockbuster first-run movies, cult classics, and several film festivals, including the Science Fiction, Classic Films, Horror, and 70mm festivals.
Cinerama installs a state-of-the-art Christie 6P digital laser projection system, Harkness Matt Plus screen, Dolby Atmos surround sound, Meyer Sound cinema speaker system, and wider seats with more leg room.
2100 4th Avenue Seattle, WA 98121
Box Office opens 1 hour prior to first show
We are proud to be one of the most accessible movie houses in the country. We offer closed captioning from any seat, assistive listening devices, audio narration devices, and wheelchair accessibility.
Cinerama is the perfect venue for special events, from company meetings to wedding receptions, fundraising galas and private screenings of upcoming films. Contact us for pricing and availability!