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Ark Lodge Cinemas

ArkLodge-logoHoused in a beautiful historic building along Rainier Avenue, Columbia City’s Ark Lodge Cinemas maintains its vintage charm. After a 17-month closure, the theater reopened in December 2012 under the ownership of the McRae Family, a veteran Seattle movie theater business family. The McRae Family formerly ran the Cine-Mond in Redmond and the Bay Theater in Ballard.

The McRae Family’s re-opening of the former Masonic Lodge-turned-movie-theater earned a nod from Seattle Weekly as 2013’s Best Arts Comeback. At Ark Lodge Cinemas, family-friendly animated films, action-packed blockbusters, and high-brow art-house films are digitally projected onto four screens, giving parents a lighthearted escape and giving kids a chance to ponder the implications of post-apocalyptic existence. The building may be vintage but presentation is state of the art with big screens and Dolby Digital 7.1 sound available in every auditorium.

Columbia City’s Ark Lodge Cinemas operates daily as the neighborhood theater. We are proud to be part of the vibrant Columbia City community and continue to partner with neighboring businesses such as day care and child development centers, social service organizations and community groups in and around the 98118 zip code — one of the most ethnically diverse in the nation.

For more information, including showtimes, visit our website or Facebook page.

“Little theater with lots of charm. What’s not to love?  Friendly staff, cool retro previews, and a way better sound system then you’d expect.  It’s got the whole Rainier Valley vibe going on, and I love that I don’t have to drive downtown or Southcenter to catch a movie. –Eric B.

“Friendly employees, majestic venue and independently owned! If there’s a movie released worth watching and you’re nostalgic for the time before megamaxplexes with gigatronic zj sound, give this theater your patronage.” –Alex W.

“This is a the type of theater that is lacking is Seattle. Its clean, independent, and Its an original. Its also in a cool up and coming neighborhood with some nice eating and or coffee options! Additionally the picture and sound is pretty amazing for such a small place. Save yourself some headaches driving downtown and go to Ark Lodge!” –JV

“I love Ark Lodge Cinemas. Their theatres vary in size and style, but they’re not big enough to have a bad seat in the house. Really exceptional service, and a great line up of films. Bravo Ark Lodge!” –Amanda D.

“Ark Lodge is like the little perfect theater right smack in the “downtown” area of a picture perfect small town. Sooooo cute!!! And soooo edgy cool too!!! Either way it’s absolutely fab!! ” –Amber M.

“I absolutely love this theater, the entire crew and the owner for creating this beautiful theater. It’s in a great location and offers easy pricing for tickets and food.” –Mark C.

For more great reviews from happy customers, visit our Yelp page.

Ark Lodge Cinemas
4816 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 721-3156