Seven Gables Cinema

911 NE 50th Street and Roosevelt Way NE,
Seattle, WA 98105

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David_Schneider on December 1, 2017 at 12:05 pm

Just north up the street at 5030 Roosevelt Way NE, Scarecrow Video and its huge selection is definitely worth checking out. They also show films in their screening room.

David_Schneider on November 29, 2017 at 1:58 pm

During our discussion mentioned in my previous comment the owner of Cinema Books and I wondered to each other, “Does working in a cinema feel like getting to be somewhat of a showman most days, or is it just making sure the equipment is working, picking up spilled popcorn, and cleaning the restrooms?”

David_Schneider on November 28, 2017 at 4:45 pm

In a storefront that is part of the same building but around the corner at 4753 Roosevelt Way NE, Cinema Books existed for decades.

I bought some books and magazines regarding movie theaters when I visited in 2012, and had an intelligent discussion with the lady who owned the store about what it might be like to run a cinema, being that we were feet from the Seven Gables.

She said there used to be more bookstores like hers around the country that specialized exclusively in movie related materials, but the only ones left she knew of might be in Los Angeles.

I was looking forward to visiting again but Cinema Books closed in 2015 due to nearby construction.

Google “Cinema Bookstore Seattle” for links to articles and photos.

bwhitish on June 5, 2017 at 8:35 pm

As of June 5th the Seven Gables is closing. According to website stay tuned for remodel details.

Ron Carlson
Ron Carlson on September 27, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Love the Seven Gables. One of the gems of the art theatre’s in Seattle.

rivest266 on January 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm

This opened on December 10th, 1976. Grand opening ad posted here.