Tin Theater brings movies back to Burien
BURIEN, WA — It has been four decades since there was an operating cinema in this town, south of Seattle, but on June 19, Dan House will open the Tin Theater in a former tin shop next to his restaurant. The forty-two seat theater will screen an eclectic selection of films and cocktail service will be available.
Other residents of Burien have the same problem. “I didn’t start with a business plan in mind; I just thought people wanted it.”
House said that the idea of building a movie theater next to his restaurant has been in the back of his mind ever since he moved into the building, formerly home to the Hi-Line Tin Shop, in 2004.
The longest running business in Burien at the time, the tin shop featured a metal storage area that House thought would be “a great space for a theater.”
There is more in the Highline Times.