Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!

Five things you need to know about Silverspot Cinema’s October opening.

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Lights, camera, action … University Place is getting a movie theater! The 13-screen Silverspot Cinema is only the third location of the luxe cinema chain that hopes to elevate the movie-going experience with a green design, upgraded concessions, and a full-service restaurant and bar. Here are the five things you need to know about before its early fall opening.


You can get your indie movie on. Don’t worry, they’ll still play the comic book blockbusters, but they’ll also feature the best independent films and foreign films plus exclusive screenings of world-class ballets and operas.

You’ll want to get there early (and not just for the previews). There’s not a bad seat in the house thanks to the extra-plush cinema chairs. But claim one of the leather recliners in the front row of each theater to really enjoy the show.

You might just go there to eat. Even if you don’t buy a ticket, you can grab a quick bite there, and we don’t mean popcorn. The menu is still being finalized, but offerings at the first Silverspot theater included Vietnamese spring rolls, Atlantic salmon and yucca fries.

You can bring wine into the theater. And beer and cocktails. Just order what you want at the full-service bar before the show – the seats have cup holders with room enough for a bottle of wine.

You’ll get some Instagram-worthy pics there (before the movie, of course.) Not only are the theater, lobby and restaurant chic and modern, but they were all designed with energy efficiency in mind. Silverspot will have LED lighting, low-flow plumbing fixtures and variable volume HVAC systems.