Admiral evolution

If you haven’t been to the historic Admiral Theater lately, you may not have noticed it’s starting to expand what it offers — such as, more midnight movies than just the monthly Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday nights …


… tonight, for example (as per the marquee above – though the rest of it’s a bit out-of-date since we took the pic at midweek), it’s the burgeoning cult fave “Harold & Kumar.” Then there’s a new series of Sunday morning classics kicking off 10 am tomorrow with “Casablanca” (also ahead: “African Queen” and “Singin’ in the Rain”). The Admiral website has been inconsistent lately (the link went to a parking page at last check) but there’s lots of info posted out front at the theater itself, including updates on the fundraising project for major interior fixes (such as, they hope hundreds of people will pony up $40 each so they can buy new seats, which aren’t covered in the types of government grants they’re pursuing for landmark restoration.

P.S. While fishing for Admiral Theater history, we learned that today is a notable anniversary for the Admiral District in general.

3 Replies to "Admiral evolution"

  • Native July 15, 2007 (9:13 am)

    We need Paul Allen (or some other deep pockets) to come along and restore it, and upgrade it to the likes of the Cinerama downtown. It would be awesome if they installed a high-fi digital sound system, etc.

    Just saw Transformers at the Cinerama and the sound was rockin’!

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  • Katie August 6, 2008 (12:04 pm)

    For those of us that put up the $40 each so the Admiral theater could buy new seats with name plaques of the contributors…where are the seats ?

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