Seattle's indie movie theater scene hangs on by a reel
âWe were just flat out closed. Nobody. Nothingâ said Jeff Brien, managing partner at
Faraway Entertainment. They operate eight theaters in western Washington, including the Admiral in West Seattle and Varsity in the University District.
Except for a few weeks in June, movie theaters are been shut down since March with little or no revenue, and theyâre running on fumes.
Justin Pritchett, the new managing director of the Ark Lodge Cinemain Columbia City said, âThe clock has run out. We're depending on (rent) moratorium to allow us to stay in house a little longer.â