Seattle's Favorite Independent Movie Theaters

Find the perfect escape with some screen time at one of these gems.

After a busy day of sightseeing, sometimes all you want to do is kick back and unwind. Luckily, Seattle is home to a number of fantastic independent movie theaters where you can do just that. 

CENTRAL CINEMA Catch cult favorites, old-school Hollywood classics and special sing-along and "hecklevision" screenings at Central Cinema in the Central District. Be sure to save some appetite for more than the usual popcorn and candy: You can order artisan pizzas, juicy burgers and gourmet entrées delivered right to your seat, along with craft cocktails, wine and local beers. After the credits roll, make yourself at home in the cinema's cozy Café Noir for fresh-baked desserts and coffee or a nightcap while you discuss the movie or play a game of Scrabble. 

SIFF CINEMAS Seattle International Film Festival's three theaters (locations in Seattle Center, Lower Queen Anne and Capitol Hill) screen arthouse and classic flicks year-round. siff.net

CINERAMA Retro cool meets cutting-edge tech in this restored mid-century cinema, which features the biggest blockbusters and movie memorabilia. Don't miss the chocolate popcorn. 

THE BIG PICTURE The first West Coast cinema to serve cocktails has been a favorite spot for movies and martinis for 18 years.