SIFF To Re-Open Uptown Theater October, Use As New Venue

In case you haven’t heard by now, the Seattle International Film Festival  announced that it will re-open the historic Uptown Theater in Queen Anne this fall in conjunction with the Grand Opening of the new SIFF Film Center at Seattle Center.

Mark your calendars as the celebrations begin in both venues on October 20 with details to be forthcoming from SIFF.

The theater, which was most recently operated as AMC Uptown 3 Theater, closed last November 28 (2010).

An AMC representative announced at that time that the company systematically updates its theatres by upgrading and adding new screens, and “disposing of older screens through closures and sales.” The representative stated that “unfortunately, the AMC Uptown 3 has been identified as a theatre that no longer competes effectively in the marketplace and will close at the end of business on Nov. 28.”

SIFF will use the theater as one of their venues for both the annual International Film Festival, as well as additional special showing opportunities that SIFF runs throughout the year.