West Seattle art deco gem will remain open with a facelift, expansion & cinema tech improvements
Finally, after months of speculation and years of hoping for the Admiral Theater to be renovated and improved, an agreement in principle has been reached between Far Away Entertainment and the owners of the theater building to remodel and expand one of Seattle’s oldest vintage movie theaters.
With planned improvements to begin this fall, the upgrades will protect and preserve the historic heritage and unique interiors of the building that first opened as the Portola Theater in 1919.
Plans for the new theater include an immediate conversion from 35mm film to state-of-the-art digital cinema and Dolby ® Surround Sound plus phased in revisions of the interior floor plan adding two auditoriums (with elevated stadium seating), all-new chairs with cup holders, new carpeting and curtains, new screens (including 3D capability) and improved heating, air conditioning and ventilation.
Additional improvements will also be evident in the restrooms, concessions area and upstairs Crow’s Nest Lounge.More ›