Hello from Central Cinema!  ....yes we are still CLOSED.

As Washington state moves into Phase 2 reopening in the pandemic, the current regulations mean Central Cinema’s screen will be dark for a little while longer. Central Cinema will be part of Phase 3 reopening whenever that happens. The kitchen is also shut down so no take-out until we reopen.


Technically the State is allowing Phase 2 reopening of movie theaters and restaurants at 25% seating with proper virus protections. BUT (we have a big but) the infections are still rising in King county while the vaccine roll out keeps seeing delays. The State has warned us that they may have to close things down again if there is another flare up. SO we aren't going to risk it just yet. We would also feel so awful if people ended up getting sick in our theater. It's better for all of us to sit tight a little longer so we can open up in better circumstances.



How about having a movie theater all to yourself! During the pandemic shutdown it is still possible to have a movie theater experience for up to six people. The place is mostly shut down so it can be kinda spooky, maybe a horror film is whats needed. Contact Liz from our rental page to see what we can work out for you.



Believe us when we tell you we will genuinely miss all of you during these times. All of us here at Central Cinema truly love providing Seattle with awesome cinematic experiences and cool one-of-a-kind events. The loss of revenue will hurt, but not as much as missing out on sharing cult favorites and crowd-pleasers with all of you.


Many of you have offered to help with our sudden financial turmoil by picking up some gift cards. This is such a nice gesture, Thank You! We will be paying you back with Shows, Drinks, and Food on the other side of this. If you would like to contribute this way the gift card page is

For further updates, you can always check our website and social media:

Stay safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing you as soon as the time is right.


Kate & Kevin
Central Cinema


Here at Central Cinema we bring it all to you. Full menu service is available at all shows. We take care of you in the theater with Waiter service and Sofa seating. Everything is made fresh to order in our kitchen with our own hands.  Organic Popcorn (Thanks Central Co-op!) with Real Butter for movie time munching. You can have a Draft Beer from NW Brewers, a nice glass of Wine, or a fun Cocktail from our Bar. We have Stone Oven Pizzas, hot Appetizers, and a Seasonal selection of Entrees to choose from on our Menu.

Have dessert & coffee or just play Scrabble after the show at Cafe Noir in our lobby, open 4:00 til 10pm weeknights, and 1pm til 10pm weekends.

HAPPY HOUR 4:00 til 6:30 Monday thru Friday with special Matinee showtimes.

  • Open Mon-Fri 4:00 til 11:00 pm

  • Open Thurs 5:00 til 10:00 pm

  • Open Sat-Sun 1:00 til 11:00 pm

  • All Ages are Welcome

Central Cinema is your modern day Repertory Movie House, showing a wide range of Classic Films, Cult Favorites, Indie, and Foreign Films for every taste. We draw on a hundred years of amazing movies that still need to be seen in a theater. The movies change often so keep and eye on our Schedule or Subscribe to our weekly Newsletter. We like to mix it up and have Fun, so there is also Stand-up Comedy, Trivia, Big-screen Video Games, Sing Alongs, and all sorts of interactive group movie watching fun.