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SIFF launches crowdfunding campaign to resurrect the historic Egyptian Theatre

SIFF to Reopen Egyptian Theatre
SIFF to Reopen Egyptian Theatre
Courtesy of Landmark Theatres

The Egyptian Theatre has been an integral part of Seattle and Capitol Hill culture for nearly a hundred years as well as a lively hub for the Seattle International Film Festival. So when Landmark Theatres decided to close the Egyptian-themed art house cinema last year you could almost hear the collective groan from movie lovers. The good news is SIFF has recently secured a long time lease on the historic theatre so that in addition to SIFF's festival programming the community will be able to enjoy year-round offerings such as premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival films from all over the world.

SIFF has launched a crowdfunding campaign to take make this revival a reality and they need the your help. Thanks to the generosity of two anonymous donors every dollar (up to $155,000) you donate will be matched twice which means your ten spot will put $30 in SIFFs coffers. Want to help SIFF bring the Egyptian back? Simply text 'SIFF' to 501501 to donate $10 bucks.