Cinerama bills itself as “Seattle’s most epic movie experience,” and it’s hard to argue. This single-screen theater in the Belltown neighborhood near downtown opened in 1963 as a place to showcase Hollywood’s finest. With its big screen and sound, it’s still a great place to catch the latest blockbuster. (It’s smart to book weeks in advance for the biggest releases.)
Seattle is tech-crazy, so it makes sense that a theater here would have the first digital laser projection system of its kind. Dolby Atmos sound and 70mm projection capabilities are other high-tech features. Cinerama has lots of local food and drink selections at its concession stands. The chocolate popcorn is almost too rich. Go for the half-chocolate, half-regular option. And arrive early to check out the lobby displays of movie memorabilia. Selections rotate, but you may see original costumes from Star Wars, Star Trek or Batman.