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2nd time visiting the Cinerama. Love it! We watched the Oceans 8 and had a mix bag of chocolate... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Shawnee L
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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Incredible film viewing experience

We went yesterday to view Tim Burton’s 1989 classic “Batman” on the big screen. The theater has... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
pdr555
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed July 2, 2017

We finally broke down and paid the $16 per person admission fee to this theater, because we wanted to see the newly released "Baby Driver" on its big screen. The experience proved to be worth every penny, including the additional $1.50 per ticket on-line handling charge.

The beckoning aroma of chocolate filled the lobby when we entered. That's where popcorn was being mixed with chocolate during the popping process. Buyers had three choices -- chocolate popcorn, regular popcorn or a mixture of the two -- for the same price. We opted for the old standard, paying $7 for the medium size. Art Deco decorative style, which is one of my favorites, reigns in the lobby and throughout the theater, from overhead lights to the beautifully crafted railing by the steps between floors.

The large screening room features a huge screen; a big main floor with stadium-style seating; a balcony; and comfortable, supportive red seats with a leather-like material. I liked having the ability to lean back in my seat and the wide space between rows. I could actually stretch my legs out straight without my toes touching the seat in front of me, but -- full disclosure -- I'm only 5-foot two. Alas, this height continued to present a problem for me here as it does in most other theaters, when someone in front blocks my view. Luckily, the blocker hunched down in his seat about five minutes into the film. inadvertently solving the problem.

The immense screen perfectly captured the incredibly choreographed car-chase scenes, unlike any I've seen before. And the sound system is superb, absolutely superb. Music plays a huge part in the film and was never diminished in any way.

The theater has undergone a few renovations since it opened in 1963 and is in excellent, clean condition. Purchasing a ticket here involves selecting a specific seat.

Cinerama's Downtown location means easy access by bus. Street parking nearby is limited to 2 hours, which is generally less than the time needed for attending most films. Seattle, however, has free street parking on Sunday, but spaces are difficult to find. There are parking garages in the vicinity.

Thank Rumples
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Reviewed June 12, 2017

Cinerama has better seats, bigger auditorium, and way better sound & projection system than most multiplexes in town. If some of your most anticipated films happen to be playing here (they usually play one movie for 3-4 weeks), then you should definitely see it here. People are MOSTLY well-behaved, too.

Thank sushinoodle
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

Cinerama continues to be one of the best movie theater's in Seattle. The price is good considering the condition of the theater. If by some how you still haven't been, what are you waiting for?

Thank Alec D
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

Great screen and sound. The best popcorn ever with a choice of regular, chocolate or combination- the combination is so good!!

Thank Tricia S
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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Used Cinerama to watch Fast8. Great choice, price was reasonable, snacks were great but seating, WOW!! Super comfortable, super leg room. Great screen and sound. A really good choice.

Thank Matthew T
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