Neptune Theatre

1303 N.E. 45th Street,
Seattle, WA 98105

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Evergreen State Amusement Corp., Jensen & Von Herberg, Landmark Theatres (USA)

Architects: Henderson Ryan

Functions: Live Performances

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 206.781.5755

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News About This Theater

Front, marquee

As its name suggests, this theater features a sea theme; replete with tridents, portholes, and masks of Neptune, classical God of the sea.

The Neptune Theatre opened in 1921. Landmark Theatres operated it from 1981 to 2011, when it was refurbished by Seattle Theatre Group for live events. The Seattle Theatre Group also operates the Paramount Theatre and the Moore Theatre. Seating was reduced from 968 seats to 800 seats

Contributed by Tina Oldknow

Recent comments (view all 40 comments)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 19, 2009 at 11:08 pm

Architect H. Ryan’s first name was Henderson. He also designed Seattle’s Liberty Theatre.

crabapple on April 15, 2010 at 6:24 pm

I have heard from a theater employee that a local transit company (Soundtransit) wants the property for the purpose of demolishing it to make way for a lightrail station.

Filmteknik on November 21, 2010 at 8:19 am

I have never been there and would love to see some of the things people have been writing about. Could someone please point me to some photos showing the nautical details and the auditorium and lobby in general? My web searches are striking out. Thank you in advance.

Steve in Chicago

CSWalczak on November 29, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Landmark has announced that it will cease operating the Neptune as of February, 2011. The Seattle Theatre Group will then use it primarily as a live performance venue, after slashing its current seating capacity. The story is here: View link

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on December 5, 2010 at 1:06 pm

A nautical theme for cinemas and theaters up here seems to be quite popular.
Take a look at Bremerton’s historic and beautifully restored Admiral Theatre. This Navy town cares!

ColinMarcoe on December 6, 2010 at 9:46 am

This week I met with several of my co-workers from the Neptune when Landmark first took it over in 1982. We have an annual Holiday Lunch every year and still keep in touch! (See the 4th posting from the top). We definitely agree while sad it will no longer operate as a movie theater, at least the building will be saved, not torn down and used as an entertianment venue. With the current manager’s blessing, we are hoping to have a private “Neptune Adieu” party before the handoff to STG.

neeb on January 31, 2011 at 5:14 am

It rocked and it will be missed.

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rivest266 on January 21, 2012 at 9:18 am

Grand opening ad from November 16th, 1921 has been posted here.

tdickensheets on October 5, 2013 at 7:57 pm


Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 14, 2018 at 3:13 pm

This web page about the Neptune Theatre also has information about its architect, Henderson Ryan, and photos of some of his other works.

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