Broadway Market Cinemas

401 Broadway East,
Seattle, WA 98122

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Previously operated by: Silver Cinemas

Functions: Gymnasium

Previous Names: Capitol Hill Cinemas

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Broadway Market Cinemas, Seattle, WA

Originally called the Capitol Hill Cinemas when it was opened by Seven Gables Cinemas in the Broadway Market shopping complex on July 6, 1988, the name aimed to avoid confusion with the Broadway Theater down the street (which later closed).

It was renamed by Seven Gables Cinemas on June 29, 1990 becoming the Broadway Market Cinemas. The Broadway Market Cinemas was a plain but comfortable fourplex with two auditoriums in the 350-seat range and two with fewer than 100. The highlight was a stylized mural of the Seattle cityscape painted wall to wall in the lobby behind the snack bar.

The theatre programmed arthouse and offbeat fare.

In 2000, national indie chain Landmark/Seven Gables Corporation reacquired the Broadway Market Cinemas from bankrupt Silver Cinema. In 1996, Silver bought out Landmark.

The theatre lost its lease to Gold’s Gym, and the 14-year-old Broadway Market closed on April 21, 2002. Appropriately, free showings of “The Last Picture Show” were shown.

Contributed by Katie Mac

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

droben on June 6, 2009 at 8:31 pm

The gym is still there. Urban outfitters is located next door in the same shopping complex.

cinecism on November 9, 2020 at 5:57 pm

I saw “But I’m a Cheerleader” here in 2000 when in town for a conference. Sorry to hear the theatre is gone.

rivest266 on April 12, 2024 at 3:37 pm

Opened by Seven Gables on July 6th, 1988. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on April 12, 2024 at 5:10 pm

Renamed Broadway Market Cinemas on June 29th, 1990. another ad posted.

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