AMC to shutter historic Uptown Cinemas in Seattle

posted by CSWalczak on November 24, 2010 at 7:49 am

SEATTLE, WA — AMC will close another theater claiming that its continued operation is not economically viable, only this time it is the eighty-four-year-old Uptown on Seattle’s Queen Anne Avenue. Most recently operated as a triplex, the theater opened in 1926. The last day will be November 28.

The brief announcement is at

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Comments (5)

CSWalczak on November 24, 2010 at 8:09 am

A later article with a picture. Feelers are already going out to other potential operators: View link

markinthedark on November 24, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Would make a great Landmark Theatre. Or… Regency, want to move into Seattle?

savetheuptowncinema on November 28, 2010 at 10:05 pm

I’ve actually had dreams of taking this place over since AMC did — as I felt in went downhill since then, and also I just have dreams of things it could be… I wonder if this means I’m too late? Hope not!

To help me out, or have me join your own efforts, or just to be updated on my efforts, send an e-mail to savetheuptowncinemas+ and let me know in what way(s) you’re interested in participating. :)

savetheuptowncinema on November 28, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Further, I now have a blog about my efforts: Please subscribe and comment!

markinthedark on December 15, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Does anyone know if the theatre is turn-key or did AMC take all the equipment with them?

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