Sundance Cinemas enters the Seattle Market

posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm

LOS ANGELES, CA –- Sundance Cinemas is pleased to announce it will be taking over the operation at the Metro 10 Cinema in the U-District on May 1, 2012. Sundance will operate the theatre for several months “as is” while it plans for an extensive remodel and prepares for the grand re-opening. The theatre will be rechristened Sundance Cinemas Seattle.

There are currently four theatres in the growing circuit. They are located in Madison, Wisconsin, San Francisco, California, Houston, Texas and the newest theatre, currently under construction in West Hollywood, California. A new location was recently announced for an 8 screen theatre in Dobbs Ferry, Westchester County, New York set to open in 2014.

Sundance Cinemas offers specialized film programming, playing the finest movies for a discerning audience culled from film festivals and the best in general release. At all Sundance Cinemas, guests enjoy drinking and dining choices, and the theatres feature all reserved seating, digital stereo sound and presentation, filmmaker events and screenings, exclusive events, plus no annoying on screen television commercials to detract from the movie going experience. Robert Redford, Sundance Group President said, “Finding a home for Sundance Cinemas in Seattle is something I’ve wanted to accomplish since we launched this endeavor, so I’m very pleased about this announcement. Because independence and personal expression have always been encouraged and embraced here, the city’s overall cultural vitality make this a particularly exciting community collaboration for us.”

Sundance Cinemas President and CEO Paul Richardson has a long history with Seattle as the former President of Landmark Theatres. “We are fortunate to inherit the legacy of the Metro Cinema from Seven Gables and Landmark Theatres. Personally I am pleased to have a venue in Seattle again, and can’t wait for the opening.”

The 10 screen complex will remain open during the revitalization. The entire complex will be “Sundancized” with new stadium seating, digital projection and sound, new screens, and a cozy lounge. Sundance Cinemas, LLC

Based in Los Angeles, Sundance Cinemas LLC is a multiple facility and growing national theatre circuit. Sundance Cinemas, LLC brings together Robert Redford’s Sundance brand, a recognized name in independent film, with a seasoned specialized theatre management team responsible for building and operating some of the most successful theatres in the nation. Investment funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management are financing the company. For more information visit

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