9/2/2014 | SIFF Cinema
Rachel Eggers | 206.315.0683 |

SEATTLE -- September 2, 2014 -- On October 3, SIFF Cinema Egyptian will open its doors at its historic location at 801 East Pine Street. 

The theatre kicks off with an opening weekend (October 3 - 5) of community screenings featuring the biggest movie hits in the history of the Egyptian, including the theatre's longest running film (Amélie), the first movie to play at the Egyptian (Akira Kurosawa's Kagemusha), and a special tribute to Bruce Lee, co-presented by the Wing Luke Museum.   

SIFF Cinema comes to Capitol Hill full time thanks to the community who helped raise the funds necessary to bring this classic cinema back to life. To meet its new neighbors, SIFF Cinema Egyptian offers admission to the Oct 3 - 5 screenings for $5 or FREE with a receipt from any Capitol Hill business (dated October 1 - 5, 2014).  

SIFF is also thrilled to announce the return of midnight movies for the month of October. Join us Fridays & Saturdays at the Witching Hour for some of our Halloween season favorites. 

October 9 - 16, SIFF Cinema Egyptian will host the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, including a Hedwig & The Angry Inch Sing-Along on Friday, October 10 complete with free tambourines and gummy bears for all! 

SIFF is also launching a new Student Membership, inspired by its new connection to Seattle Central Community College, but available to all qualifying students. Here's the details:

Student Membership - $35 (Full amount is tax-deductible)

  • Discounted tickets at SIFF Cinema and the Festival
  • Popcorn punch card (5 free bags!)
  • 3-month trial subscription to Seattle Met
  • Must be purchased in person with valid student ID.  

See you at SIFF Cinema Egyptian!

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 largest, most highly attended film festival in the United States, reaching more than 150,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming, presenting over 450 features, short films, and documentaries from over 70 countries each year. SIFF Cinema exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings 365 days a year on five screens at the SIFF Cinema Uptown, SIFF Cinema Egyptian, and SIFF Film Center, reaching more than 120,000 attendees annually. SIFF Education offers educational programs for all audiences serving more than 13,000 students and youth in the community with free programs each year.