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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

November 29, 2010 at 11:30 AM

Changes at the Neptune Theatre

This is a tough end-of-the-month for Seattle’s historic movie theaters. The Uptown closed its doors yesterday, and today the Landmark chain confirms, in a two-sentence statement, that it will cease operations at the Neptune in February 2011. The statement, from Landmark CEO Ted Mundorff, concludes, “It saddens us to leave this historical landmark in Seattle.” The University District single-screen theater, with its uniquely charming nautical theme (the concessions counter is shaped like a boat!), dates back to 1921, and has been operated by Landmark since 1981. I expect to hear more news soon about the future of the Neptune, and will report it as soon as rumor gets confirmed; stay tuned.

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