Uptown Reopening

From 2001, everyone's favorite East Bloc tranny musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will be screened tonight as a sing-along presentation to help inaugurate SIFF's reopening of the 83-year-old Uptown Cinemas, dark since last October. Following are sing-alongs for Purple Rain (Fri.) and Grease (Sat.), but the festivities don't end there. The theater will then be screening 10 popular old titles that previously played the triplex, as voted by moviegoers, Sunday through Thursday. See the SIFF website for the schedule for Citizen Kane, Singin' in the Rain, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Godfather, Annie Hall, and other classics. And, better still, they're free with same-day receipt from a local LQA business (or $5 without), making for a perfect dinner-and-a-movie combo. (Being an Uptowner myself, my restaurant picks include 10 Mercer, Pagliacci, Toulouse Petit, and Tup Tim Thai.) Additionally, though it's already showing movies, the new SIFF Film Center (the old Alki Room in Seattle Center) has its public opening Sunday, with tours from 12-5 p.m. (And here's a little update starring Mayor Mike McGinn.) BRIAN MILLER

Thu., Oct. 20, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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