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First shows announced at renovated Neptune

April 24th, 2011 by master

The Seattle Theatre Group has announced the first shows on tap once the renovated Neptune Theatre opens its doors. Mark Lanegan will perform an acoustic set with special guests Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss on Friday, June 17th.

Okkervil River will perform on Saturday, June 18th with special guests Titus Andronicus. Tim Minchin will perform Friday, June 24th. You can find more ticket information here.

After being closed as a movie house, the new Neptune will feature concerts, independent films, comedy and speakers, and fine arts. STG says it plans to reconfigure the room while preserving the historic venue.

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Neptune makeover about to begin

March 1st, 2011 by master

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) is about to start work to transform the Neptune Theatre. They’ll use the spring and summer months to test the venue, with a grand opening set for the fall of this year.

After being closed as a movie house, the new Neptune will feature concerts, independent films, comedy and speakers, and fine arts. STG says it plans to reconfigure the room while preserving the historic venue. STG needs to raise $400,000 to support the transformation of the Neptune. You can find more information here.

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Neptune says goodbye

January 31st, 2011 by master

The words on the marquee say it all.  The U-District quietly said goodbye to the Neptune Theatre we all knew yesterday.  Sunday was the last day the Neptune operated as a movie house.  The Seattle Theatre Group has taken over the lease and will turn the facility into a live performance venue.  Our partners at the Seattle Times were there for the last show.  Thanks to Jeff for the photos.

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Neptune Theatre to close, reopen with new focus

November 29th, 2010 by master

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.

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