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2014 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

805 E Pine St Seattle, WA 982122


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 d├ęcor.


Driving Directions

From I-5 Southbound
Take the Stewart St. Exit (Exit 166) toward Denny Way. Merge onto Eastlake Ave E. Turn right onto Stewart St. Turn left onto Denny Way. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Melrose Ave. Turn left onto E Pine St.
From I-5 Northbound
Take exit 166 to merge onto Olive Way. Turn right onto Melrose. Turn left onto E Pine.

By Bus
SIFF Cinema Egyptian is located within 1/2 mile of the #9, 10, 11, 43, 49, 60, and 84 routes.

By Link Light Rail
Get off at the Capitol Hill Station, walk south 0.3 mi to SIFF Cinema Egyptian.

Metro Bus Routes: 9, 10, 11, 43, 49, 60, 844