Astro Biz: Neptune Theatre

Neptune TheaterMany businesses, products, and places have names rooted in space and astronomy. We’re featuring them regularly on Seattle Astronomy.

Today’s Astro Biz is the historic Neptune Theatre in Seattle’s University District.

The Neptune was built around 1921 and served as a single-screen movie house until 2011, when the Seattle Theatre Group assumed management of the venue and turned it into a live performance hall. They still occasionally screen films at the Neptune, but it is most often used for concerts, comedy, lectures, and other performing arts and public events.

We spent watched many a film there during our days at the University of Washington. The Neptune was THE place in Seattle to catch the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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