Main auditorium

  • $60 – $100 per hour

  • Subsidized space available

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Grand Illusion Cinema 1403 NE 50th Street, Seattle

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Email is the best way to get in touch. We do not have daytime hours at the cinema.

Listing updated 06/01/24 • Added 02/12/15

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Dimensions 20 x 30 ft.
Square Footage 600 sq. ft.
Ceiling Height 12 ft.
Max Occupancy 70 persons
Parking Street parking (free)
Street parking (paid)
Lighting Other
Walls Curtained
Flooring Carpet
Seating Fixed seating
Performance Space Lobby
Other Qualities Ventilation

Performance, Rehearsal, Exhibition, Meetings / Meetups, Workshops / Classes, Events, Screenings, Readings, Film Location


Theater, Music, Film/Video

The Space

​This is the main and only space available at the cinema. Primarily it functions as a movie theater and is equipped with a professional cinema projector, 35mm & 16mm film projectors, blu-ray/DVD player, and 5.1 surround sound. It has 70 seats and a small area in front of the screen for musicians, speakers, etc.

Hourly Rental

$60 – $100 per hour

Our members and fellow non-profits get the cheaper hourly rate. Daily or weekly rentals are available but dependent upon our normal schedule.

Subsidized space available (free)
We offer free rentals to fellow non-profits for fundraisers as our schedule allows. Please be advised you cannot simply show any film for a fundraiser. Films need to be legally licensed and there is typically a fee involved that you'd be responsible to pay.
The Basics
Shared bathrooms
Air Conditioned
Wireless Internet
Sound system
PA system
Digital projector
Film projector
DVD Player
Grand Illusion Cinema

1403 NE 50th Street, Seattle

The Building

An intimate jewel box movie theater. The space has been a cinema since the late 60s, screening a variety of new and old films from around the world. Our auditorium has 70 seats and we can screen from blu-ray, 16mm and 35mm film. It is also possible to project via a laptop. Additional sound reinforcement available.

Email is the best way to contact us.


We are open every evening for regular screenings, plus weekend matinees.  Schedule varies.


On-street parking only.

Listing updated 06/01/24 • Added 02/12/15

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