Central Cinema

(206) 328-3230 | View Website

1411 21st Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions   98122

47.613285 -122.305101

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Dinner and drinks served an hour into movie, and in a separate cafe in lobby.

Restaurants, Movie Theaters, Traditional American  more

More Cuisine: Pizza

Price: $

Tags: Breakfast, Happy Hour, Hidden Find, Late Night Dining, Live Music

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Central Seattle, Minor, Central

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Reviews for Central Cinema


One of the few movie houses in Seattle that has full food & beer service, this independently operated Seattle gem shows a wide variety of commercial and independent flicks.

over a year ago

Beer, wierd movies and good food. What a combo. – This is a great concept that everyone should partake in. Who enjoys watching a movie without beer (especiailly good beer) and good food (yes you can get nutritional yeast on your popcorn) when you can have it a different way? Not me, I would much rather enjoy it at the central cinema. They even provide bathroom breaks in the middle of the movie so you don't have to miss anything after your bladder is full from all your delicious beer. You would think this might be a rundown dirty place with sticky beer everywhere but really its pretty nice. Unfortunately though it can be hard to find a movie you haven't already seen a million times, but if you have they often show ones that include sing a longs. You can sign up for thier mailing list and they will keep you updated on what's coming up. If you haven't checked it out, you should.

over a year ago

How Can You Beat Pizza & Beer?!? – Answer? You can't. I've seen a few films here, been in this space for S.T.I.F.F. films, and even saw a performance of the V@&$#@ Monologues in this theater. Had a blast every time. The food is always good, the beer is always great (wish I had a better memory then I'd review all the menu items), and it just always feel good to support a local institution, not solely because it's local, but because it's great.

If you've never been, you need to. And if you've been before, you don't need to read this review at all.

over a year ago

Get a pitcher and watch a movie! – I?m so glad this place is open! It reminds me a lot of watching movies at the Vic theater in Chicago. They?ve got beer, they?ve got cheap movies ? what more do you want? Don?t order the yuppie food or deserts, they?re nothing special (remember you?re at a movie theater) ? where this place really shines is filling a deep need for the Brew & View theater here in Seattle. Go here for a very fun evening! Highly recommended!

over a year ago

Great Food and Movies – I have been there several times and have enjoyed each experience. They have the best popcorn I have ever had and I love the pizza with rosemary and potato. The movie picks are fun and the nice selection of beers make for a great night out.

over a year ago

Best way to watch a movie! – Great place to watch a movie. All the seats have a good view and the screen was bigger then I expected.

The pizzas were excellent and reminded me of pizza I had in France. Good ingredients!

Ethiopian Harrar coffee was 1st class!

The deserts were HORRIDl!!!!! The peach pie made me sick to my stomach. The filling was over jellied and one bite made me gag. The chocolate creme bruelle was equally un-appetizing. The chocolate was either a mix or old and the sugar hardened top was disgusting and dangerous. I have had better bruelle from a grocery store bakery.

The service was great & the prices were excellent for the food and setting.

If they could find a decent desert supplier or chef they would be perfect.

I will go again but will get desert at the B&O Cafe off Broadway.

over a year ago

Sink into a booth or curl up on a comfy couch while watching flicks at this neighborhood dinner-and-a-movie joint. – In Short
Dimly lit, this self-proclaimed 'pizza and beer movie theater' offers seating in booths or on plush sofas--al facing the screen--where the wait staff directly brings orders throughout the movies. This one-stop evening out theater embraces a wide range of independent, classic and art house films, from comedy favorites like "Office Space" to 1920s' silent films like "The General." Stone oven pizza is a popular menu option and comes in varieties like fresh rosemary oil with olives and four cheeses.


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