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Seattle, WA: Columbia City Cinema Closure Leaves Behind Empty Theater, Hard Feelings

Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 11:13 AM

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Photo courtesy Columbia City CinemaThe Seattle Times has an article titled "Closure of movie theater leaves some hard feelings" that talks about the aftermath of the closure in May of the Columbia City Cinema in Seattle:

When the Columbia City Cinema closed after a seven-year run, it left thousands in wasted donations and unpaid loans as the fourth independent theater to run into trouble under its now-bankrupt operator.

The vacant building can't be occupied because when Paul Doyle remodeled it, he did so without permits. Fire inspectors found missing sprinklers and alarms, burned-out exit lights and flammable debris.


The May closure has left hard feelings in a neighborhood that has grown from a smattering of restaurants and coffee shops into a destination with stores and a bakery, a theater with live music, a light-rail station and a farmers' market.

The Columbia City locals had helped Doyle raise money to build the theater in an old Masonic Lodge, and repeatedly opened their wallets each time Doyle announced it was on the brink of failure. The total amount donated isn't clear.

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Moviegoers in the area have quite a few choices, albeit perhaps not in the same surroundings. There are approximately 12 movie theaters within 5-6 miles of the Columbia City's location.

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