Sunday, January 20, 2013

365 Inspirations—20: The Crest Movie Theater, Shoreline, WA

The Crest Movie Theater, a 10-minute drive from our house, was built in 1949 and has been operating as a neighborhood theater ever since. In the 1980s, the Crest Theater started to host "bargain nights." They were so successful that now the theater runs discount programming on a permanent basis! The tickets are only $3.00 for every single showing.
The theater is one of several Landmark Theaters in the Seattle area. These movie theaters tend to show unique foreign films and also Hollywood blockbusters. Sometimes my husband and I find a movie at the Crest that we've never heard of and it often turns out to be a gem.

I would say that we go to this theater at least once a month. Last night, we saw A Royal Affair at the Crest. It was a great movie and one I had missed at the main theaters.

It's so fun to go to this neighborhood theater. The seats are old, creaky and probably some of them are the original seats. The place still looks like nothing has changed since 1949. We love it!

We feel lucky to have so much culture so close to us. After our movie, we headed to a nearby Korean restaurant for Korean Barbecue. It was the perfect Saturday date night!

Do you have any old theaters or historical buildings where you live? Do you often visit these places?


  1. Though it has been refurbished, there's an old theatre in a nearby town that we go to from time to time. We're usually able to see movies that have been in the larger, chain theatres, but at a reduced price. And the atmosphere is more fun!

    1. So wonderful that you also have an old theater nearby!

  2. I love old theatres and old bookstores. Wish there were more of them around me.