BUSINESS UPDATE: Watch a movie at home while supporting West Seattle’s one-of-a-kind Admiral Theater

West Seattle’s only movie theater – the historic Admiral Theater – remains closed, but you can support its parent company Far Away Entertainment – a local group of small moviehouses – by watching a movie at home. The announcement:

Magnolia Pictures is offering THE WHISTLERS, ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND, and SLAY THE DRAGON as part of a virtual cinema program designed specifically to support our movie theaters.

Through Thursday, April 2, 100% of net proceeds from tickets sold will go back to our theaters, and beginning Friday, April 3. Far Away Entertainment will receive a typical studio 50/50 proceed split.

Tickets will range from $6.99 to $12.00.

Link to rent ‘Once Were Brothers’

Link to rent ‘The Whistlers’

If you’re new – the Admiral is an almost-80-year-old moviehouse that’s still standing only thanks to some dedicated community members, including its ownership and management. Three years ago, it had a “grand reopening” celebration after renovations that turned it into a first-run fourplex.

7 Replies to "BUSINESS UPDATE: Watch a movie at home while supporting West Seattle's one-of-a-kind Admiral Theater"

  • Elton April 1, 2020 (6:54 pm)

    This is an awesome idea – I wish this were possible with a wider selection of movies. 

    • Michael April 2, 2020 (10:39 am)

      We are just getting started. More films in the pipeline. 

      • Robin Snyder April 4, 2020 (5:38 pm)

        That’s great!  IF you get more movies and we’re on the emailing list previously can we get emails with direct link?

  • Findlay April 1, 2020 (7:10 pm)

    Nice!  The “Once Were Brothers” was an excellent documentary of the legendary “The Band”.  I am going to rent it again to support our terrific local theater.

  • West Seattle Mom 2 April 1, 2020 (8:16 pm)

    Not to take away their thunder but…Evergreen Tang Soo Do is doing an awesome fundraiser to help local businesses

  • LG April 1, 2020 (8:22 pm)

    I’m not familiar with either movie, so it might just what the upcoming weekend needs.

  • Suzanne April 2, 2020 (1:23 am)

    What a terrific idea! I’m in. It would be great to offer a few more choices of movies if possible. 

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