Southcenter Theatre

15700 Southcenter Parkway,
Tukwila, WA 98198

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rivest266
rivest266 on January 21, 2012 at 10:24 pm

This opened on April 1st, 1970. Grand opening with picture posted here.

Parillamilt
Parillamilt on August 12, 2011 at 6:34 am

Saw a lot of 007 movies there. Inside, the oval-ish ceiling made it look like a giant shoe was about to step on you.

justjake
justjake on January 24, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Ben-Hur was reissued in 1970 & played several theaters in the Seattle area. I drove the vehicle that shuttled the 70mm Ben-Hur reels from the Cinerama, to Southcenter, then to Tacoma Mall. Only one 70mm print was being used and all the others were 35mm. The 70mm originally went to the Duwamish Drive-In?!?!?! (part of the United/Sterling/Danz chain) but was quickly swapped for the Cinerama’s 35mm print. Southcenter/Tacoma Mall never marketed “Cinerama” but Southcenter did show the same print of 2001 as the Cinerama showed; I’m the guy who went & picked it up & drove it to Southcenter. The word “Cinerama” was replaced with “70mm” at Southcenter./

jmsazboy
jmsazboy on July 6, 2009 at 11:05 am

I ran that theatre with a man named Jeff Parsons for a few years, was a great place to work and a great job.

I drove by and saw the Restaurant there, great memories.

ColinMarcoe
ColinMarcoe on July 2, 2009 at 2:38 am

Another thing I remember about this auditorium was the small curtains that covered the projection booth window during intermissions. You can see them in the color photo Lost Memory posted. You always knew the film was about to start when the booth curtian opened first! I’ve never seen that in any other theater. Was Very classy!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 8, 2008 at 2:34 am

I think it was a revival.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 8, 2008 at 2:02 am

Here is an exterior view, circa 1970:
http://tinyurl.com/2jpxvu

markinthedark
markinthedark on May 5, 2005 at 8:15 pm

I saw “Raiders of the Lost Ark” here in 70MM in 1981. Those were the days…