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Southcenter Theatre

2001 Photo from the Jason Copeland collection
15700 Southcenter Pkwy
Tukwila WA 98188

Demolished 2002
Record #2592  
 Opened: 1970
 Closed: 2001
 Demolished: 2002
Capacity: 1228 seats
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon Theatres, Loews Cineplex Entertainment

Information for this tour was contributed by Dave Felthous.

The Southcenter was the last 70-mm Cinerama-capable theater built in North America and is one of the few single-screen movie houses left in the Seattle area.

Opened in 1970 by United Theaters, the auditorium has 1,228 seats and a deeply curved screen 88 feet wide and 32 feet high. The Southcenter subsequently became part of the old Sterling chain and was transferred to Cineplex Odeon when that circuit bought Sterling in 1986; it's now is part of Loews Cineplex Entertainment.

According to a July 25, 2001, article in The Seattle Times, the Southcenter's days are numbered. A notice posted on the building reveals that the building will be demolished to make way for a new Bahama Breeze restaurant. The newspaper was unable to get Loews to comment or verify this.

The Southcenter Theatre went dark after the 4pm performance of Moulin Rouge on Sunday, August 5, 2001.

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June 2002 photos from the US Geologic Survey collection.

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Note how the rear of...

2001 photos from the Jason Copeland collection.

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Days before the Sout...

July 1981 photos from the Craig Hyland collection.

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The auditorium of th...


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