Neptune Theatre

1303 N.E. 45th Street,
Seattle, WA 98105

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ColinMarcoe on November 19, 2004 at 3:12 pm

I worked at the Neptune from 1982 – ‘88 during it’s Landmark Theatre Corp. heyday. The theatre featured a different double bill almost every night and of course, Rocky Horror on Fri – Sat midnights. It kept things exciting for the staff. Most of those who worked the Neptune became friends, and several of us still keep in touch to this day. Working right out of high school, I did most of my 'growing up’ through the friendships I made there. The Neptune wasn’t just a place to work, it’s where you hung out when you weren’t working!! Our motto was: “It’s not just a job, it’s a chance to offend people”! Not really, but we did have fun.

The Neptune opened in 1921 as a silent film and vaudville house. There is a small stage behind the screen. Over the years the theatre became very run down and ugly. It was known as “The Purple Pit”. In 1981, Landmark Theatres bought it and gave it a full nauticle make-over, complete with a ship that doubles as the concession stand. Plus new screen, projectors, seats, sound system, paint, carpet, the works!

I’m proud to say it is still in operation, after undergoing another updating in the 90’s as a first-run house showing the latest hits. I hope it sticks around for a long time, given the survival rate of single screen theatres these days isn’t too good.

William on November 18, 2003 at 3:19 pm

The Neptune Theatre seated at one time 968 people.

William on March 5, 2002 at 2:42 pm

The Neptune Theatre opened on No. 16, 1921. The theatre is located at 1303 NE 45th. Street. (206) 633-5545

Carrick on July 5, 2001 at 5:46 pm

how about putting the address or telephone number of the theatre in their description? How can we tell where it is otherwise??