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Sunday, March 11, 2012

#1668 #S991 - Neptune Theater, Seattle - 1/25/2012

A historic Seattle movie theater, which first opened Wednesday, November 16, 1921, was let go by the art movie chain Landmark Theaters.  The local STG group, which manages the Paramount and Moore theaters, signed a long term lease for the location in Feb 2011 and remodeled it slightly into a venue for live music and other performances.

The bar in the back of the main floor is not exactly one you pine to go to when you're not attending a show.  But of course the bar is not the main consideration here, and it's great to see this historic place maintained, and with a pretty attractive set of performances (we've seen Tim Minchin, Concrete Blonde, Norm MacDonald, and Demetri Martin there, among others).  It also happily inherits the features of an old movie theater that most live venues lack -- a sloping floor, and ample seating.  They occasionally have issues with heat, but it's one of the better places in the city to see a show.


1303 Northeast 45th Street Seattle, WA 98105-4502 - (206) 781-5755
Est. Sep 25, 2011 - Building constructed: 1921
Previous bars in this location: None known
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