Art mirrors life―especially in Seattle's Capitol Hill, a neighborhood built around going to the movies. It's the home of the city's best historic cinema, the Harvard Exit Theatre, as well as the Northwest Film Forum, one of the nation's premier boosters of local independent film.
"I guess the same impulse that drives us to drink good coffee and eat good food makes us want to see good movies," says resident Nick Collecchi. 'Tis the season to act on those impulses: Catch a flick, go shopping, and cap the day with dinner for two―just like they do in the movies.
SEE: Harvard Exit Theatre. WHAT: Back in the 1920s, the historic cinema was home to a suffragettes' club. Queue up early. HOW MUCH: Tickets $9. WHERE: 807 E. Roy St.; www.landmarktheatres.com or 206/781-5755.