One screen. Built in 1915. SIFF Cinema Egyptian Theatre is located on Capitol Hill near Downtown Seattle and features a wide array of independent film, foreign language cinema, documentaries and restored classics. It was originally built as a large Masonic Temple, with offices, a main auditorium, and a smaller auditorium. In the 1970s, the Masons used the large auditorium as a wrestling arena to earn extra money. In the early 1980s it became the home of the Seattle International Film Festival, at which point the founders of the Festival moved in and gave the theatre its current Egyptian décor. The building is owned by Seattle Central College. Sound Systems: 7.1 Digital Surround Sound. Accessible seating, Assistive hearing devices and Closed captioning capability for specific screenings. Contact SIFF for more information.
Parking: $5 parking available at Seattle Central College Harvard Parking Garage, located across the street from the Egyptian at 1609 Harvard Ave.
$5 rate is available weekdays after 2.30pm, and all day on Sunday and holidays. The rate increases to $10 after 4pm on Saturdays.
Prices are subject to change for special events and without notice at the discretion of SCC.
Bus: 9, 10, 11, 43, 49, 60, 84
Light-rail: SIFF Cinema Egyptian is a short walk from Capitol Hill station. Plan your light rail trip here.