Trippy Seattle - Venues
So you wanna see the big show? Oh, fortunate YOU! There are many very spiffy and neato places to take in some music and spectacle in S-burg. Here I'll list some of the more interesting spots, virtually all entailing a bit of history or show-stopping architecture themselves:
- The Paramount - Proving that some of the Microsoft millions went to a good place, this venue was lavishly restored and features top-drawer acts. Downtown.
- The Moore - Same owners as The Paramount, and similar acts, but a slightly more intimate and vertical presentation. Downtown.
- 5th Avenue Theatre - A grand place to (typically) take in a play; check out the detail work! Downtown.
- The Egyptian - A grand olde dame of a theater to take in an art flick. Guess the theme. On Capitol Hill.
- Cinerama - THE place to take in an epic movie, and a lovingly restored edifice, this time thanks to Microsoft b-jillions. Downtown.
- Town Hall - A more eclectic and cultural mix pervades in this randomly Roman-revival building. Many lectures/talks. On Capitol Hill.
- The Gorge At George Amphitheater - Summon thy inner buttrocker - then drive out of Seattle about 2.5 hours to this naturally-set amphitheater overlooking the Columbia River. Big shows; not the place to do mushrooms (just saying).
- The Neptune - Another old-school movie theater to take in the big show, from mainstream to artsy. University District.
- The Seven Gables Theatre - One of the more intimate theaters within which to take in an art flick. University District.
- The Grand Illusion - Seattle's oldest continuously running theater, and one of its tiniest, too. Heavy on the art flick - and that can be a good thing.
- The Triple Door - Un unabashedly modern venue, complete with its version of box seats. High-end acts of all sorts. Downtown.
- Benaroya Hall - The Seattle Symphony's Home, so expect great accoustics. Also houses National Geographic's lecture series and other events. Downtown.
- The Opera House - Opera. Surprise! Sometimes other things, too, but generally - opera. Seattle Center (Lower Queen Anne)
- The Crocodile - Not much of a venue, and not even the same thing as it was, but for those that want to rock out and reconnect with what's left of the Seattle grunge scene of the 90s, this is IT. Belltown.
- The Showbox - Another place to get your rock on, and maybe even dance while you're at it. Downtown.
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