One of the Nation's Best Historic Theatres (2003) -CITYSEARCH.COM
Best Movie Theatre Lobby to Wait In (2000 Critic's Choice)
-SEATTLE WEEKLY
Best Place to See a Movie Solo (1999)
-SEATTLE WEEKLY

807 East Roy at Harvard
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 323-0587


Parking is available on surrounding neighborhood streets, especially on 10th Avenue or Broadway, or in nearby pay lots.

Sound Systems: Dolby Digital - Dolby SR - Dolby Stereo

Downstairs Theatre Accessible

2 Screens DLP Digital Projection and Sound. Built in 1925. Operated by Landmark since 1979. The Harvard Exit Theatre offers Seattle's finest in independent film and foreign language cinema in a cozy atmosphere evocative of the 1920s. Annually, the Harvard Exit is host to the Seattle International Film Festival and the Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

The theatre is located on a quaint, tree-lined street at the north end of Broadway, at Harvard and Roy on Seattle's Capitol Hill. The building in which The Harvard Exit currently resides was originally constructed as a clubhouse for The Woman's Century Club in 1925. The club continues to hold meetings in the lobby, although the building was sold in 1968 for conversion to a movie theatre. In the 1980s, a second auditorium was added in an unused ballroom space on the third floor of the building. One of the very first "art" theatres in Seattle, the Harvard Exit set the standard for the exhibition of independent film and foreign language cinema. Its large and glorious lobby retains a 1920s atmosphere, adorned with a fireplace, a grand piano and chandelier. A recent remodel adds a fully wheelchair accessible restroom on the main floor, expanded concession stand and an inside box office for those rainy Seattle nights.