SIFF Cinema—not the festival, but the independent cinema house that screens movies year round at Seattle Center—has opened another location for its art-house and revival programming: They've opened the doors at Queen Anne's historic Uptown Theater.

The Uptown, which closed in late November 2010, has reopened under SIFF management, all refurbished. They kicked things off this weekend with a parade of rock and roll musicals—Grease, Hedwig, and Purple Rain—along with classics including (some more musicals) Singin' in the Rain, West Side Story, and also Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

And they're keeping the curtain call going with more classics this week. Check out the amazing schedule. Seriously. Tonight's run is: 5:00 pm, The Royal Tenenbaums; 6:00 pm, Pee-wee's Big Adventure; 7:00 pm, Citizen Kane; 8:00 pm, Annie Hall; and 9:00 pm, L.A. Confidential.







David Schmader has a Q&A in this week's Stranger with the SIFF program manager.
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