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Crest Cinema Center, Shoreline

#3 of 7 in Things to do in Shoreline
Movie Theater · Fun & Games
4 Screens. Built in 1949. Operated by Landmark since 1989. Featuring Hollywood favorites, independent film and foreign language cinema in a neighborhood setting, the Crest Cinema Center features an eclectic mix of programming at a discount price. Most films that play here are on their last stop before leaving Seattle area screens for good, so don't snooze.

Originally built in 1949, the Crest has been operating as a neighborhood theatre ever since. Equipped with widescreen capabilities in 1979, it was one of the first theatres in the country to run Close Encounters of the Third Kind in 70mm. Expanded to four auditoriums in 1980, two houses were configured with stadium-style seats and high-backed chairs, and two larger houses were constructed to feature conventional seating and large screens. So successful were "bargain nights" at the Crest that by the late 1980s, it began running discount programming on a permanent basis.

Free parking is available in lot adjacent to theatre.

Sound Systems: Dolby SR - Dolby Stereo

ALL SHOWS $3.00!

Best Second-Run Cinema (2000 Critic's Choice) - SEATTLE WEEKLY
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  • We drive from Normandy Park to see films at the Crest regularly. It's great! It shows that a small neighborhood movie house can be a real treasure. Also, the butter-like popcorn topping is real...  more »
  • The Crest features $4 movies all day everyday. They also serve the best popcorn in town. You can get real butter on your popcorn. Beer and wine is available. There are four theatres at the Crest.....  more »
  • I love coming here for second runs of my favorite movie releases. They usually show movies that were in major movie theaters 2 to 4 months ago. It costs $4 for a regular movie and I believe $5 for 3D movies. It’s a good place to take kids to, because if they get bored it won’t be that big on an issue to get up and leave. Concessions are expensive, we always eat dinner before going to movies because I refuse to pay $8 for popcorn or $4 for bag of candy that the 7 Eleven across the street sells for half less. That being said, $4 movie is a great price if you live nearby. I come ever month or so. Some of the theatre rooms have been updated with newer seats, so it’s comfortable enough. Ladies bathroom upstairs was pink last time I checked, and the one on main floor could use updating also. But i guess that just adds the character of the place. Parking can take a minute or two if visiting during popular times of a day or weekends, so give yourself enough time. Free street parking and some dedicated theatre parking can fill fast.
  • Cheap movie ticket only $4 ! Comfy seats. Popcorn reasonably priced. Not sure if they get the latest movies. Is a fun experience.
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