Landmark to close the Neptune in Seattle
SEATTLE, WA — Another classic movie theater will close soon in the Emerald City. Landmark Theatres has announced it will cease operations in February at the historic Neptune Theatre which opened in 1921. The lease will be picked up by the Seattle Theatre Group (STG) which will take out about five hundred seats and use it primarily as a venue for live performances, though STG says that films will still be occasionally shown.
The Seattle Theatre Group will spend about $500,000 on renovations, including updated restrooms and removal of about 50 percent of the theater’s floor seating, according to a spokeswoman.
The Neptune will reopen in spring of next year. Films will still be shown on occasion, but the venue will primarily be used for live performances.
The full story is in the online Post-Intelligencer.