One of the U-District’s classic movie houses is in for a big change. Our news partners at the Seattle Times report that Landmark Theatres will cease operations at the Neptune in February. After that, the Neptune will undergo a facelift and reopen in the spring operated by the Seattle Theater Group.
Neptune Theatre image from Google street view
Instead of full-time film programming, the Neptune’s new focus will be on concerts, comedy and other performing arts. Seattle Theater Group, which also operates the Paramount and Moore theaters, says it hopes to continue the Neptune’s role in the Seattle International Film Festival and other film events.