Tin Theater brings movies back to Burien

posted by CSWalczak on June 22, 2010 at 10:45 am

BURIEN, WA — It has been four decades since there was an operating cinema in this town, south of Seattle, but on June 19, Dan House will open the Tin Theater in a former tin shop next to his restaurant. The forty-two seat theater will screen an eclectic selection of films and cocktail service will be available.

Other residents of Burien have the same problem. “I didn’t start with a business plan in mind; I just thought people wanted it.”

House said that the idea of building a movie theater next to his restaurant has been in the back of his mind ever since he moved into the building, formerly home to the Hi-Line Tin Shop, in 2004.

The longest running business in Burien at the time, the tin shop featured a metal storage area that House thought would be “a great space for a theater.”

There is more in the Highline Times.

Comments (1)

RickB on June 23, 2010 at 8:01 am

I wonder how the sound system is—rich and full, or kind of…tinny?

(Sorry, folks, that had to come out.)

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