February 20, 2015

The Maltese Falcon Onscreen in Seattle

If his part in The Maltese Falcon (1941) had been larger, Peter Lorre might have been nominated Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars that year. But although his character Joel Cairo is the bridge between the two halves of the story – the fabulous jeweled statuette of the title and the murder of detective Sam Spade’s partner Miles Archer – Sydney Greenstreet is the main villain, and as Kasper Gutman, he was nominated for the Academy Award.

However, Lorre fans in Seattle, Washington, can enjoy The Maltese Falcon onscreen this Oscar weekend at the Central Cinema, a dinner theater with tables in the main auditorium and a full menu of hot and cold dishes, alcoholic beverages, as well as typical movie fare of popcorn, candy, and sodas.

The Maltese Falcon will be shown on the following days and times:
  • Friday, Feb. 20 – 7 pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 21 – 3 pm and 7 pm
  • Monday, Feb. 23 – 7 pm
A short art film or cartoon will be shown before the movie. Patrons may give their food and drink orders to the wait staff before The Maltese Falcon begins.

Admission is $9 for all seats. Tickets may be purchased at the box office or online through the Central Cinema website.

The Central Cinema is located at 1411 21st Avenue, at the corner of 21st Avenue and E. Union Street, in the Central District neighborhood in Seattle, Washington.

Parking is available on E. Union Street, near the theater. Directions, as well as parking and public transportation options, are available on the Central Cinema website.

For more information, please contact the theater at 206-328-3230.

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