Aurora Cinema I-II-III

13000 Linden Avenue North,
Seattle, WA 98133

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A plain no-frills William Riseman design, built as a twin and opened in 1973 with 625 and 425 seats. The larger theatre was split in 1977 resulting in two badly proportioned screening rooms. It closed in 2002 and was demolished in around 2005.

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droben
droben on December 4, 2004 at 11:03 pm

After General Cinema put the Aurora Cinema I II III out of its misery in 2000, the Cinema Grill operation did a cosmetic remodel and operated it for a short time as a cinema/restaurant. The theater still remains vacant and is for sale.

markinthedark
markinthedark on January 19, 2006 at 4:08 pm

I think the theatre has been razed.

Davidfox
Davidfox on February 14, 2007 at 11:20 am

The cinema was demolished in 2006 and is the site of a big condo project. It was a pretty dreadful theater even when it was new. No masking, so flat films showed centered on a wide, white screen. (Masking was added in its final years). The design was so poor that when GCC was forced to add stereo to its one remaining large house in order to play “Return of the Jedi” it had to position the left and right speakers outside the perimeter of the screen (as it also did at Everett Mall).

moviefan65
moviefan65 on February 15, 2009 at 11:19 pm

I saw more movies at the old Aurora Cinema than any other theater in Seattle! Back in 1981 (when movies were still worth going to) I must have seen 10 movies that year alone at the AC! It’s funny some people don’t care for this theater because I thought it was a COOL theater! In 1987, I saw PREDATOR 3 times there!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 24, 2010 at 9:55 am

Did you go out each time and buy a ticket,or hang around inside until the next show started up.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 20, 2012 at 11:10 am

This opened on April 5th, 1975. Grand opening ad posted.

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