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SIFF Cinema Egyptian Opening Celebration! October 3–5

SIFF Cinema comes to Capitol Hill full time thanks to our new lease at the historic Egyptian Theatre, and because of film lovers like YOU, who helped us raise the funds necessary to bring this classic cinema back to life! We open with a special weekend featuring the biggest movie hits in the Egyptian’s history.

Admission is $5 or FREE with a receipt from any Capitol Hill business (see admission info for details).


Advance Tickets | $5 General Admission
Day of Tickets | $5 General Admission
or FREE admission with a Capitol Hill business receipt
Receipt must be dated between Oct 1-5, 2014. One ticket per receipt. Receipts may be redeemed at the box office starting 90 minutes before showtime, or 30 minutes before first show of the day. Seating is first come first served.


Amélie

France | 2001 | 122 Minutes

One of the longest running film in the Egyptian’s history (19 weeks!), Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s delightful romance centers around the eccentric and lovable Amélie Poulain, a character who stole hearts around the world and made actress Audrey Tautou a star.

Enter the Dragon

Hong Kong | 1973 | 122 Minutes

The immortal Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon is considered the gold standard for martial arts cinema, and made Lee an international star. Unfortunately, the actor died just six days before the film premiered. Celebrate this iconic Seattlite at this Special Bruce Lee Day screening co-presented by Wing Luke Museum.

Pan’s Labyrinth

Spain | 2006 | 118 Minutes

After a pair of breakout Hollywood films, director Guillermo del Toro returned to his roots for this multi-Academy Award winning phantasmagoric fairy tale set against the postwar repression of Franco’s Spain.

My Neighbor Totoro

Japan | 1988 | 86 Minutes

One of the most endearing and internationally renowned children films of all time, Hayao Miyazaki’s animated tale follows two girls who discover that the nearby forest is home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures who live in a huge and ancient camphor tree and are seen only by children. English language version.

Y Tu Mamá También

Mexico | 2001 | 106 Minutes

Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) made his first international splash with this gorgeously visual, narratively daring, and sexually frank tale of two 17-year-old friends (Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal in star-making performances) who meet a beautiful older woman (Maribel Verdu) and convince her to join them on a summer road trip through Mexico.

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

USA | 2000 | 106 Minutes

Of all the Coen Brothers films that have been featured at the Egyptian over the years (which is almost all of them), their biggest opening week came with this strikingly original, hilariously funny, and Homer-inspired musical journey through the Depression-era South.

Blood Simple

USA | 1984 | 99 Minutes

Joel and Ethan Coen burst onto cinema screens with this critically acclaimed blend of chilling suspense and offbeat humor inspired by classic film noir. A word-of-mouth hit, Blood Simple premiered at SIFF in 1984 and became one of the Egyptian’s all-time biggest hit films.

Risky Business

USA | 1983 | 99 Minutes

One of the defining films of the 1980s–which played for a whopping 20 weeks at the Egyptian–was this dark social satire masquerading as a teen sex comedy. It also made a young up-and-comer named Tom Cruise into a household name.

Kagemusha

Japan | 1980 | 180 Minutes

The first feature to play at the new Capitol Hill location of the Egyptian theater upon opening in 1980, this Akira Kurosawa fan favorite was also winner of the Palm D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Set in 16th century feudal Japan, the director’s return to the samurai genre is stunningly colorful and huge in scope.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Australia | 1994 | 104 Minutes

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this Golden Space Needle winning hit Australian drag-queen comedy featuring up-and-coming stars Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce, along with the already beloved Terence Stamp.

Orlando

United Kingdom | 1992 | 94 Minutes

One of the most audacious films of the New Queer Cinema of the 1990's, Sally Potter's groundbreaking film features Tilda Swinton in a gender-bending role as a young Renaissance man who transforms into a modern woman over the course of 400 years.