A retrospective of Seattle’s theaters
SEATTLE, WA — The online Seattle Post-Intelligencer recently featured a retrospective of some of the city’s theaters, some still with us and some demolished, most of them movie houses, though a few legitimate theaters also appear.
In the 1940s, nearly every Seattle neighborhood had a movie theater. Only a few remain as theaters, though some of the buildings still remain.
The Embassy Theatre, which was one of Seattle’s last outlets for projected porn, is now the Triple Door. The King Theatre became the King Cat, a venue for live music. The Coliseum, one of the first theatres built in Seattle expressly for showing films, was turned into the Banana Republic at 500 Pike Street.
The look back included a slide show of sixty pictures which can be viewed here, and a podcast which can be accessed here.
I have read an interesting things about The Embassy Theatre in essays online