Food and flicks

You can have it all at Seattle's new Central Cinema

Now on the scene is metal sculptor Kevin Spitzer and architect Kate Spitzer's new Central Cinema, where food- and flick-loving locals have a high-style spot to congregate in the formerly fringe Central District.

Central Cinema, which opened in May, serves up classic, local-interest, gay and lesbian, kids', and foreign flicks, from Mostly Martha to The Goonies, along with a sophisticated menu ― the stone oven-fired potato-rosemary pizza is a must, as is the curry popcorn. The couple's design background manifests itself in details such as custom-made booths with built-in food trays, and hand-silk-screened wallpaper from a local artist.

 

Central Cinema is already getting two thumbs up from locals. So grab some popcorn and a glass of wine, and toast the coolest new way to double-task. ―Molly Lori

INFO: Central Cinema (movie tickets $5; lunch and dinner daily; $; 1411 21st Ave., Seattle; www.central-cinema.com or 206/686-6684 for showtimes)