The Grand Illusion Cinema is Seattle's only 100% volunteer non-profit cinema. We are dedicated to preserving the cinematic experience in all forms, especially the exhibition of 16mm & 35mm film whenever possible. Our location has operated as a movie theater uninterrupted since 1968, when Randy Findley converted a dentist’s office into a cinema and created the city’s first arthouse.
CASH AND CHECKS.
We accept only cash and checks. Sorry, no plastic.
DON'T BE LATE.
We don't usually show previews.
WE DON'T SELL ADVANCED TICKETS.
Our box opens 30 minutes before the first
show of the day. 15-20 minutes prior to showtime
should get you in most of the time. Come earlier if
it's a special event or you just don't know what to do.
RENT THE GRAND ILLUSION.
You can have good times here!
Ask us about it or visit our website.
BECOME A MEMBER.
Starting at $30 per year, you can receive a discount
on admission (and more) by becoming a member.
Inquire at the cinema box office.
EVERY TUESDAY IS MEMBER MOOCH NIGHT.
Grand Illusion members can bring a friend for free!
STAR LIFE ON THE OASIS CAFE GOT A LIQUOR LICENSE!
Our friendly next door neighbor (where the food, coffee, and bathroom are) now has a liquor license. Toss back a beer(or three) before or after a movie. No drinks in our theater though. And no puking!