Grand Illusion Cinema
1403 Northeast 50th Street, Northeast Seattle, Seattle
The Grand Illusion Cinema is the longest-running independent cinema in Seattle, and has become a landmark of the film community.
A nonprofit film arts organization, the Northwest Film Forum, saved the theater from closure in 1997, remodeled it, and revitalized interest in the venerable institution. Since 2004, a strong group of dedicated staff and volunteers focus attention and energy on continuing the tradition of this treasured cinema. Over the years, literally hundreds of cinema classics, rarities and truly independent cinema from around the world have been presented in the charming confines of The Grand Illusion Cinema.
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