Guild 45th Theatre

2115 N. 45th Street,
Seattle, WA 98103

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ron1screen
ron1screen on September 28, 2013 at 3:37 am

Have attended many films at the Guild but must say this place has seen better days. Landmark has not spent any money on this house in years. To bad as it once was a nice neighborhood house. Now uneven floors, dark and dirty, Hopefully someone someday will fix and keep the Guild 45th around for a long time to come. Great marquee.

beamsplitter
beamsplitter on August 7, 2009 at 3:56 am

I worked at this theater for almost 4 years, in addition to most of the other Landmark Theaters in Seattle. The employees (myself included, I suppose) tended to be quirky and one of the ways that manifested was on the marquee. Near the end of a theatrical run we really had fun thinking up funny stuff to put on the marquee. At least in the late 1990s the manager OK’d and/or helped think up the jokes.

What goes up depends entirely on the particular manager. A few of the managers around town had no sense of humor, so only titles and times went on their marquees. I remember when The Neptune, down the street, played Das Boot: one suggestion was to put WHAT’S LONG AND HARD AND FULL OF SEAMEN? on one side of the marquee, and DAS BOOT on the other… Needless to say that was a little too vulgar ; )

GaryParks
GaryParks on January 8, 2009 at 8:00 am

Regarding putting funny comments on the movie below the actual movie title on the marquee: This has also long been an amusing policy at Landmark’s Aquarius, in Palo Alto, CA. sometimes they do it at the little Guild in nearby Menlo Park as well. They used to do it at the now-closed Park, also in Menlo Park. I’ll always remember when “Cold Comfort Farm” played at the Park, and they put “I saw something nasty in the woodshed” on the marquee. When the Guild played the Afghani film “Osama,” they wrote underneath, “No, not THAT one!”

JakeM
JakeM on January 8, 2009 at 6:09 am

Just saw “Doubt” here. A bit dingy inside, but good sound and picture, and a decent crowd. Nice place! Worth a look.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 21, 2008 at 3:30 am

This is a November 2008 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 18, 2008 at 11:18 pm

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 13, 2008 at 11:52 pm

Here is a nice close-up view.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 12, 2008 at 3:26 pm

This is an August 2008 photo.

markinthedark
markinthedark on June 21, 2008 at 7:22 am

The programmers at Landmark have hit a new low: The Love Guru starts there today. Why not put it at the Metro??? Considering the history of these 2 theaters and the great films that have played there, it is an insult.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 16, 2008 at 7:36 pm

It reminds me of the political messages on the Grand Lake Theater marquee in Oakland. Although some of those messages aren’t funny to some people.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on June 16, 2008 at 7:16 pm

It may be the same peron who does (or did) the marquee changing at he Neptune in Seattle; similar humorous commentary used to (perhaps still does) appear on that marquee.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 16, 2008 at 6:19 pm

Another recent photo can be seen here. Whoever places the description below the movie title has a good sense of humor. :)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 4, 2008 at 5:10 am

This is a nice photo of the Guild 45th Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 28, 2007 at 3:54 pm

Here is a recent night view of the Guild 45th Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 16, 2007 at 7:29 pm

Thanks Mark. I thought the marquee was removed for unknown reason.

markinthedark
markinthedark on July 16, 2007 at 7:18 pm

That is the smaller house. (seperate building) The older big house has the big marquee.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 16, 2007 at 7:07 pm

This is a recent photo. Was the marquee removed? The Guild looks different in this photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 19, 2007 at 9:45 pm

Another 2007 photo of the Guild 45th Theater can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 12, 2007 at 4:03 pm

Here is a 2007 close-up photo of the Guild 45th Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 12, 2006 at 6:21 pm

This is a recent photo of the Guild 45th Theater.

kateymac01
kateymac01 on January 3, 2006 at 6:04 am

This theater was also called Bruen’s 45th St. Here’s a photo from 1934.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 7, 2005 at 11:57 pm

Here is another photo of the marquee.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 24, 2005 at 4:33 pm

This is a photo of the Guild 45th Theater in Seattle.