If you’ve got a soft spot for the Neptune Theater in the University District, with its boat-shaped concession stand and gold Neptune heads, hurry on down this week — I’m told its last day as a Landmark moviehouse will be Sunday, January 30. Built in 1921, the theater’s been operated by Landmark since 1981, but was acquired two months ago by Seattle Theater Group, which plans to re-open it in the spring primarily for use as a live-performance venue (though there will be occasional film programming) after a brief closure for remodelling. Not a bad fate for one of the city’s few remaining historic single-screen theaters, though I’ll miss munching popcorn there and enjoying the witty marquee (which currently reads “Going Going Gondry”). In the meantime, “The Green Hornet” will play there through the end of the month.
January 24, 2011 at 10:17 AM