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Landmark Crest Cinema Centre

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16505 Fifth NE
Seattle, WA 98155
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Best

Creast is the best except the ""City of Shoreline"" is going to wreck it. Next time you go to a movie check the proposal for land use across the street (south of crest) High rise ...

Worst

This theather is home to the movies after it leaves the big theathers but before they hit DVD. The screens are very small and the seats are very uncomfortable. The floors were s...

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Great cinema 10/9/2013

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Can't beat $3 seats/Great film selection 8/27/2006

I've been going to the Crest since I was in high school, about 8 years ago and the amazing thing is that the seats are still $3. That means that either we were getting ripped off years ago or that it was cheap to begin with and has become that much of a better deal in the mean time! Yes, as everyone knows by all the reviews here, the Crest is the famous north side theater where all tickets being $3. Not just on Tuesday afternoons or with a group of 5 more: all the time. The thing that keeps me going back to the Crest is the selection of films they have. They have a great mix of independent and foreign films that have been playing at other theaters operated by Landmark Theaters throughout the city and a few Hollywood flicks thrown in for good measure. What's great about this mix is that it still gives you a chance to see the smaller films that have done well that you have just become privy to from your best friend who told you he saw it at the Seven Gables a few weeks ago, but man, bummer, he doesn't think its playing anymore; or you can go see the big blockbuster that everyone is talking about but by no means want to shell out $9 for. The popcorn is good, free refills on large drinks and 'corn are a plus although Ive never taken advantage of it. Films also come through here pretty quickly, about 3 weeks on average I would say. The seats leave something to be desired, but you're paying $3, don't complain. All in all the Crest is the perfect date when your netflix don't look as appealing as you want and going and renting a movie just doesn't sound romantic enough. more

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If You're Patient...$3 Movies 4/24/2006

There are some great new films, but most films don't merit a $9.50 ticket price. However, there are many that are worth $3! But the problem is that many of your friends may have already seen, months ago, the films that you might see at the Crest. You're not going to find the biggest screen or the best sound system or the best popcorn (which is going to cost just as much as you pay elsewhere), but it's only three bucks! And they management picks better than average films; there would be no point in bringing films that panned out at the box office. The location isn't exactly ideal either -- it's deep into the burbs. But it's only $3! more

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Great flicks, cheap tickets 4/3/2006

The Crest cinema in Shoreline has always been a sure bet on rainy, lazy weekends. While the seats are old, springy and tattered, the quality of films and the price surely make up for the comfy-factor. The flicks played here are outta-theatre, pre-video that will allow you to catch up on films you didn't get to see the first time around in theatre. Parking can sometimes be a hassle, especially the later shows and seats go quick in the smaller screening rooms. Get there early and you'll be taken care of! Enjoy! more

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See a movie for less than an arm and a leg 3/29/2006

OK, let's say it together. Movies in a theater for $3. Even on a Friday or Saturday night. To the guy who gave it one star, get real! No, it's not the Cinerama, but you can see a movie AND get a bucket of popcorn for under $10. Sure, it's even cheaper to rent a DVD and make microwave popcorn at home, but when you want to see a movie on a real movie screen with a theater full of people laughing and/or sniffling around you, the Crest is a great value. more

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LOVE the Crest! 3/25/2006

How could you not? $3 movie admission? Ahh, it reminds me of the good old days. I love the Crest also because they show movies that you might not have wanted to pay $10 to see, but $3 seems more reasonable. The seats aren't the comfiest (or comfy at all, for that matter), but it doesn't seem to matter when you're paying so little to get in. I never bother with the popcorn or drinks, mainly because I tend to go to the Crest when my budget doesn't allow for a lot of splurging. All in all? Love the Crest. more

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Neighborhood Movie Theater 1/6/2006

I admit that I love this theater because they show movies, not-yet-out on video, for a mere $3. I find it hard to dish out $8-$10 to watch a movie so this seems much more reasonable. The Crest gives you a classic movie going experience. It feels good to support a smaller theater in a neighborhood. However, if you're looking for those lovely, ergonomically correct seats you find at newer theaters, this is not the place for you. more

Inexpensive, Fun, Intimate Film Venue 10/4/2005

Located in North Seattle, the Crest has a lot to offer. They play second run movies at only 3 dollars a pop. They play many of the smaller independent films that you might missed and the greatest thing I like about this place is that the screening rooms are so small and intimate it really makes it an enjoyable movie watching experience. I personally would drive up there out of my way to see a movie if I had the choice of a closer venue on a larger screen. Check it out if can! more

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Good cheap movies 9/21/2005

The title of this review pretty much states all you need to know about this little movie house in north Seattle. The Crest plays movies that have been out for a couple of months for three dollars a person. Another plus is that the popcorn here is very good. Granted the movie houses for each screen are a little small but screen size isn't everything. The only other drawback is the drive. The Crest is way out there on the border with Shoreline. more

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The old-fashioned neighborhood theater at its finest 9/14/2005

I love the Crest. It may not be flashy, and may not have the most sophisticated sound and projection systems, but it's the perfect movie-goin experience. Located in a mostly residential neighborhood (the only other businesses around are a 7-11 and a bingo parlor) the Crest is a 2nd run $3 theater with about four screens. If you want to see the biggest, loudest, flashiest special-effects blockbuster this isn't the place. Otherwise, this is my favorite theater in the area. more

cheap date 9/13/2005

The Crest is an awesome date place! Every movie is always only $3.00 and although they are older movies- for $3 you cannot go wrong. It’s an older movie theater so it isn’t as fancy as some of the big chain ones, but the atmosphere is most of its charm. There’s a concession stand and the bathrooms are clean and the theaters are kept up. Just wait for movies to get there and you’ve got a great cheap date and fun night out. more

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Great little neighborhood bargain cinema 8/20/2005

Ah what's the cinema scene without a good bargain theater? The Crest is a smallish theater with several screens, the usual snacks, etc - but at $3.00 a ticket instead of $9.00! If you can wait a little bit, odds are good that the movie you want will make it here - and a $3 movie is a more relaxing event in our family! They didn't use to accept credit cards, but they now do, so it gets easier. Not much parking in their lot, but easy street parking all around. Enjoy! more

Very Cheap..(You Get What You Pay For) 8/19/2005

This theather is home to the movies after it leaves the big theathers but before they hit DVD. The screens are very small and the seats are very uncomfortable. The floors were sticky from spilled pop and popcorn was all over the floor when I was there. I would rather wait until it came out on DVD. more

Great Movie Deals 8/19/2005

I love a good bargain, and this is no exception. This is a great place to watch second run movies, especially the art house films. But, be warned, the movies don't last long so make sure to head out to see it right away. If you're unfamiliar with the location, make sure to Google Map it or Mapquest it. It can be a bit tricky to find. more

The Bleacher Seats of the Movie World 8/18/2005

The Crest is a second run theater. They show movies that have been out a while, or will soon be on DVD. The tickets are really cheap, less than half of most Seattle theaters. They show a good mix of popular, mass audience movies, along with more unusual art and foreign releases. Plus, the place is a true neighborhood theater. Go there regularly, and you will see many of the same families and couples. It's a great place to catch up on all the movies you are otherwise missing. One caveat though- if you have a particularly large or sensitive rear end, the seats can be unpredictable. They may not all securely hold an unwieldy load. Take it as a chance to try many seats and get to know your neighbors prior to the movies start. more

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Discount movie theater 8/18/2005

The crest seems to be Seattle's last true discount theater (that has managed to resist the admission hike that the Admiral in west Seattle has succumbed to). It has the feeling of a discount theater... sort of old fashoned and funky in a good way. The movies that are played are a combination of Blockbusters (screeed a while after their first run), and more off-beat indie type movies. The actual theater is really pleasant and intimate... it is a small room with steep rows of chairs riseing to the back, and going there feels like taking part in some sort of almost personal event. I'd go to this theater all the time if it wasn't located so far north of the city. more

Best $3 value in Seattle 8/18/2005

I love the Crest! I think everyone does. It's the best deal in Seattle in my book. They show last run movies for only three dollars. If you think spending $10 dollars to go see it at full price at some multiplex is not worth it but you can't wait for video I recommend checking out the Crest. It is located away from the city, seemingly in some random neighborhood in Shoreline. The parking is a little tight in the neighborhood so you still may want to get there early. As with all "cheap-o theaters" the place isn't fancy. But it is full of families and dates out for an inexpensive night. Another great thing...the popcorn is cheap too so don't waste your time sneaking food in. more

Great Second-Run Cinema. All shows $3.00 8/17/2005

This 4 Screen theater is run by Landmark Theatres. The films that play at The Crest are on their last stop before leaving Seattle area screens. All shows at the Crest are a bargain at $3.00. The theater plays Hollywood favorites as well as many independent and foreign films. Great place! more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    In an age of over over-priced, sterile multiplexes, the Crest is a movie-lover's paradise. The savvy, cinemaphile owners are highly selective in their picks, consistently...

  • 8/31/2004 Provided by Citysearch

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    Shoreline

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