SIFF 2019 Venues

3/20/2019 |
Amanda Bedell, Festival PR Manager | | 206.315.0696

Catch Seattle International Film Festival-programmed films at your neighborhood cinema, visit our SIFF Lounge, and marvel at the new Hyatt Regency Seattle, the official hotel of the 2019 Festival.

SEATTLE, WA — March 20, 2019 — SIFF is delighted to announce its Festival Spotlight: a series of announcements that reveal what to expect at the 45th Seattle International Film Festival, to be held Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, June 9, 2019. The first Festival Spotlight of 2019 illuminates neighborhood cinemas showcasing SIFF programmed films, SIFF Lounge for passholders and filmmakers, and the new official hotel of the festival, The Hyatt Regency Seattle.

The cinemas around Puget Sound hosting SIFF 2019 films include locations in downtown Seattle, Shoreline, Capitol Hill, Bellevue, Kirkland, Columbia City, Ballard, and Queen Anne. "With a focus on engaging with communities outside the downtown core, we've partnered with the best venues in the area," said SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett. "We want to bring the world's stories to you, where you live and work."

In addition to the neighborhood cinemas, the SIFF Lounge has become a staple of Festival and a space for filmmakers, passholders, and industry professionals to connect. The 2019 SIFF Lounge is located at 8 West Roy Street and Queen Anne Avenue N., in Lower Queen Anne. "We're thrilled to continue our relationship with ABLY® Apparel and Shah Safari, close to last year's space but larger and with air conditioning," said Barrett. "We love that our lounge is so close to the theaters where our audiences can connect before and after films."

SIFF Lounge will open to passholders Friday, May 17, and will open everyday of the Festival from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. On closing night, Sunday June 9, the lounge will open for its final happy hour, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

SIFF is excited to partner with the new Hyatt Regency Seattle as the Official Hotel of the Seattle International Film Festival. The hotel will be home to the Guest Relations team, and the location of the Press Office.

The Press Office opens Friday, May 17 and is open everyday of the Festival, Monday through Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Closing June 9th at 2:00 PM.
SIFF 2019 screenings will be held at the following locations during the dates provided below:

McCaw Hall
May 16 (Opening Night)

SIFF Cinema Uptown - Queen Anne
May 17 - June 9

SIFF Cinema Egyptian - Capitol Hill
May 17 - June 9

SIFF Film Center - Queen Anne
May 17 - June 9

AMC Pacific Place - Downtown Seattle
May 17 - June 9

Majestic Bay Theatres - Ballard
May 17 - May 22

Ark Lodge Cinemas - Columbia City
May 17 - May 23

Cinemark Lincoln Square Cinemas - Bellevue
May 17 - May 30

Shoreline Community College - Shoreline
May 24 - June 2

Kirkland Performance Center - Kirkland
May 30 - June 2

Purchase a Full Series Pass now at a special Early Bird rate. Discounts are available until April 13, 2019. Full Series Passes include access to the SIFF Lounge, advanced seating before ticket holders, admission to all regularly-priced Festival screenings, as well as over five weeks of select press screenings. Individual tickets go on sale to the public May 2, 2019. For more information, please visit

Thank you to the City of Seattle, City of Shoreline, City of Kirkland, City of Bellevue, and 4Culture for their continued support of SIFF.

SIFF would like to thank Ingeniux, Brotherton Cadillac Buick GMC in Renton, Encore, The Hyatt Regency Seattle, the Official Hotel of the Festival, Amazon Prime Video, The Boeing Company, and Wongdoody for being sponsors of the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival.

SIFF would also like to acknowledge our generous SIFF Lounge partners:
Starbucks Coffee - The Official Coffee of SIFF
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Full Tilt Ice Cream
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Diageo Americas, Inc.
Skinny Dipped
Party on the Rocks
The Essential Baking Company
ABLY® Apparel and Shah Safari

About SIFF

Founded in 1976, SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world with the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education. Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, the Seattle International Film Festival is the longest, most highly attended film festival in the United States, reaching more than 140,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming, presenting over 400 features, short films, and documentaries from over 80 countries each year. SIFF Cinema exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, arthouse, international titles, and classic repertory film showings 365 days a year on five screens at the SIFF Cinema Uptown, SIFF Cinema Egyptian, and SIFF Film Center, reaching more than 175,000 attendees annually. SIFF Education offers educational programs for all audiences serving more than 8,000 students and youth in the community with free programs each year.

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