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The Neptune Theatre in Seattle, Washington showed its last movie on Sunday, January 30, 2011. It is being closed for renovations that will repurpose the historic theatre primarily for live performances. This action is part of the transfer of operations of the Neptune from Landmark Theatres to Seattle Theatre Group that was announced in November 2010.
According to an article the Seattle Times, the Seattle Theatre Group intends to show movies from time to time:
Sunday marked the last day the Neptune operated as a movie theater. The Seattle Theatre Group (STG) is taking over its lease, restoring the historical detail and transforming the theater to a live-performance venue. The Neptune will still occasionally show films.
"We appreciate the years of great experiences citizens have had at the Neptune and the great treasure it is to this city," said Josh LaBelle, STG executive director. "This is the Neptune's moment, and all of those individuals who have worked tirelessly to keep it alive and well for so long."
STG is hoping to reopen the theater in Spring. According to the Cinema Treasures entry for the theater, the Neptune Theatre opened in 1921 and Landmark Theatres has operated it since 1981.
Moviegoers in the area will need to find other alternatives, and fortunately, there are quite a few. We currently show that there are 24 theaters within five miles of the Neptune's location, but I'm not sure if any of those have the same character that the Neptune appeared to have.
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