The Admiral Theater opens again Feb. 5 in limited capacity
It's been a bumpy road for movie theaters during the pandemic with some closing permanently, some (such as AMC) renting their spaces out for private events) but the historic Admiral Theater in West Seattle has tried reopening and now will reopen again on Feb. 5.
During the early days of the pandemic they shut down, and then last October tried to open as restrictions were eased. That did not last long. The Admiral shut down again in November as Phase 1 restrictions came back.
But Governor Inslee announced last week that Phase 2 status of "Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery" will take effect Feb. 1 which means movie theaters will be allowed to operate at 25 percent capacity or 200 people maximum, whichever is fewer.
The films to be shown include (links to advance ticket purchase):
News of the World
Drama PG 13 150 minutes
Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Fred Hechinger, Michael Angelo Covino, Thomas Francis Murphy, Elizabeth Marvel, Mare Winningham, Neil Sandilands, Chukwudi Iwuji, Christopher Hagen, Stafford Douglas, Michelle Campbell, Clint Obenchain, J. Nathan.
A Texan traveling across the wild West bringing the news of the world to local townspeople agrees to help rescue a young girl who was kidnapped.
Croods A New Age
Adventure PG 95 minutes
Director: Joel Crawford
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Peter Dinklage, Leslie Mann, Kelly Marie Tran, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Randy Thom, Cloris Leachman, Chris Sanders, Tara Strong, Chris Sandersm Kirk DeMicco, Mark Swift.
After leaving their cave the Croods encounter their biggest threat since leaving, another family called the Bettermans who claim to be better and evolved. But after Eep and the Betterman's only daughter escape the two families must put aside their differences.
Action PG13 108 minutes
Director: Robert Lorenz
Stars: Liam Neeson, Katheryn Winnick, Teresa Ruiz, Juan Pablo Raba, Dylan Kenin, Luce Rains, Chase Mullins, Christopher Mele, Grayson Berry, David DeLao, Esodie Geiger, Gonzalo Robles, Jacob Perez, Kellen Boyle, Sean A. Rosales, Elias Gallegos D.
A rancher on the Arizona border becomes the unlikely defender of a young Mexican boy desperately fleeing the cartel assassins who have pursued him into the U.S.
Thriller R 99 minutes
Director: John Lee Hancock
Stars: Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto, Sofia Vassilieva, Natalie Morales, Joris Jarsky, Sheila Houlahan, John Harlan, Kim Tom Hughes, Jason James Richter, Chris Bauer, Stephanie Erb, Terry Kinney, Michael Hyatt, Kerry OMalley Dimiter.
Deke, a Kern County CA deputy sheriff teams with Baxter to nab a serial killer. Dekes nose for the little things proves eerily accurate but his willingness to circumvent the rules embroils Baxter in a soul-shattering dilemma.
Wonder Woman 1984
Action PG 13 99 minutes
Director: Patty Jenkins
Stars: Gal Gadot, Connie Nielsen, Pedro Pascal, Chris Pine, Kristen Wig.
Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman's next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes Max Lord and The Cheetah.