Benjamin Franklin invented the drive-in so he would have a place to take dates picked up in his other invention, the 1958 Chevy Corvette. Enjoy theatrical innovations with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two regular-price tickets valued at $10 or less from SIFF Cinema at the Uptown or the SIFF Film Center (up to a $20 value).
Operated by the producers of the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema presents an expansive schedule of new first-run films as well as independent, art-house, international cinematic experiences, and classic-movie revivals. Paired patrons can relive childhood favorites and confess secret puppet crushes in a series of Muppet adventures including The Muppet Movie, the original 1979 feature starring Kermit, Miss Piggy, and a host of celebrity cameos. Enjoy the grand opening of the Uptown theater while following Johnny Depp's adventures as Paul Kemp in The Rum Diary, a late Eisenhower-era piece about a love-struck journalist and literary shadow of Hunter S. Thompson reporting on capitalist scheming in Puerto Rico. Janie Jones, a musical drama starring Abigail Breslin as the daughter of a self-destructive rock star, tugs simultaneously at guitar and heart strings.
The SIFF team scours the globe in search of extraordinary films. Their mission is to bring the community—and the world—together through quality international showings, and they host premieres, classic films, and revivals at the SIFF Cinema Uptown, SIFF Cinema Egyptian, and the SIFF Film Center 365 days each year.
As one of the largest and best-attended film festivals in the U.S., the Seattle International Film Festival reaches more than 150,000 moviegoers each year. The 25-day festival presents more than 250 features and 150 short films from more than 70 countries during its run, giving people a perfect excuse to try out an all-popcorn diet.