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Neptune Theatre to close, reopen with new focus

Posted by Kate Bergman on November 29th, 2010

One of the U-District’s classic movie houses is in for a big change. Our news partners at the Seattle Times report that Landmark Theatres will cease operations at the Neptune in February.  After that, the Neptune will undergo a facelift and reopen in the spring operated by the Seattle Theater Group. 

Neptune Theatre image from Google street view

Instead of full-time film programming, the Neptune’s new focus will be on concerts, comedy and other performing arts.  Seattle Theater Group, which also operates the Paramount and Moore theaters, says it hopes to continue the Neptune’s role in the Seattle International Film Festival and other film events.

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4 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 UD // Nov 30, 2010 at 1:49 am

    And where will these new patrons park? And where will they park when the light rail construction nearby begins?

  • 2 Pairs // Nov 30, 2010 at 9:05 am

    I am both sad to see the Neptune (Landmark Theater) go and glad that a vibrant company is moving in. The Neptune is a wonderful building.

  • 3 BDL // Nov 30, 2010 at 11:38 am

    UDPA has plenty of lots. Or they can park on campus.

  • 4 anon // Nov 30, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    The new patrons will park will the old patrons parked. I doubt the theaters capacity will increase and the streets won’t be any more crowded than when the Neptune plays popular films.

    I’m thankful that the theater will be receiving a face lift and will continue to be used during SIFF.