Movies capture humankind's imagination with fast-paced action, thrumming scores, and stealthily hidden imagination traps. Let your mind meander into cinema's grasp with today's Groupon: for $16, you get two movie tickets and popcorn at Seattle Cinerama Theater (up to a $35 value), located in Belltown.
Recently renovated with a curved, 90-foot screen and new digital projectors, Seattle Cinerama uses the latest equipment to project new, mainstream releases in an elegant, expansive theater. Guests can sit in plush seats on the balcony or main level to watch crystal-clear feature films, pumped to audio life with Danley subwoofers so that every on-screen explosion rocks the seat and every Woody Allen monologue whips the hair back. Screening blockbuster films and 3-D features, the theater hosts dramas, comedies, and action-packed thrillers, including the soon-to-be-released Sucker Punch, a battle-laden fantasy flick. Moviegoers can also treat taste buds to one free popcorn of any size while feasting corneas on screen-spanning entertainment.
First opened in 1963, Seattle Cinerama remains one of only a few theaters in the world capable of showing original three-strip Cinerama films. The theater's clean lobby envelops guests in blue and green hues as they gaze upon famous costumes, including the Riddler’s suit from Batman, Austin Powers’ ’60s-inpsired ensemble, and a mustard-stained undershirt from Emilio Estevez’ garage sale. Though not included in today's deal, the concession stand sates sweet tooths with an array of local treats from companies such as Chocolate by Theo, Cupcake Royal, Miro Tea, and Caffe Vita.
NBC 12, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and the Theater Historical Society of America all reviewed the recent renovations at Seattle Cinerama Theater. More than 160 Yelpers give the Seattle Cinerama Theater an average of 4.5 stars.
- Featuring new carpet, paint, lighting and a redesigned concessions area, this latest update will cement Cinerama's reputation as the place in town to watch Hollywood blockbusters in style. – NBC 12
- The updated Cinerama is fantastic. The screen looks amazing. The chairs are comfy. I'm very happy they still have their 70mm projectors after the big HD digital upgrade. – Philip L., Yelp, 02/12/11