A $4 movie night, are you in? See you at Landmark’s Crest Cinema! Crest is one of those gems that only locals know about. It comes with comfortable seats, a popcorn that everyone raves about, and a selection of films of all kinds. From the latest thriller to foreign films you probably would never have heard of, if it were not for this chain dedicated to the promotion of independent films.
Chain? Indeed, Crest is one of 52 cinemas in the country. Together, they form the Landmark Theaters Group, founded in 1974 and known for its historic cinemas such as Tivoli in St. Louis or Inwood in Dallas. Suffice to say, if you’re looking for a movie that’s off the Hollywood mainstream, Landmark should be at the top of the list.
The Crest Cinema (https://www.landmarktheatres.com/seattle/crest-cinema-center), located in Shoreline, recently aired the famous documentary Free Solo featuring Alex Honnold climbing solo full length (without any equipment!) El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
Crest also hosts events for the release of some movies. Coming in late May: “Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘n Roll”, the tormented history of a community that music will bring together. A film directed by Tom Jones, with Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, Johnny Lyon, and David Sancious.
This cinema has it all. My only regret, not finding it sooner! I love the coziness of the space and of course the price. A breath of fresh air compared to big box cinema that charge you quadruple, without compromising comfort or quality, in fact quite the opposite! A movie theater that lends itself well for a romantic evening or a family afternoon. I can’t wait to bring my son there when he is old enough to appreciate the experience.
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