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In the late 1960s, the theater was showing triple bills, which changed three times per week. It was one of the few smaller downtown theaters that never went porno.
CINDERELLA LIBERTY also has a scene filmed at the Seattle 7th Avenue Theater (formerly known as the Music Hall Theater). James Caan is shown buying two tickets at the box office and then walks over to the concession stand. CAHILL starring John Wayne is depicted by a poster.
The July, 2018 Blu-ray release of CINDERELLA LIBERTY (on the Twilight Time label) shows the façade of the Green Parrot Theater on the disc’s cover, as James Caan and Marsha Mason stroll by the theater on 1st Avenue. The Green Parrot had clearly made the switch to adult-only films by the early 1970’s.
In the late 1960’s, the Green Parrot had a different triple bill every day. Much of their audiences were alcoholics. The theater was on First Avenue in Seattle, right above the famous Pike Place Market. There was no concession stand, but that was a popcorn machine. The only bathroom was directly UNDER the movie screen, so if you went to the bathroom, everybody in the audience could watch you enter and leave the facility-at least those who were still conscious.
Around 1973 or so, the theater went porno. Reportedly, some of the lesser Ed Wood pornos were shown there, such as THE ONLY HOUSE IN TOWN. The theater even “played itself” in the film CINDERELLA LIBERY, as James Caan is seen strolling down First Avenue past the theater’s façade.