Insider Guide: Seattle

Our travel editors' must-see places to stay, eat, and play around Emerald City

Savor Seattle with dinner and a show

At these one-stop nightspots, you can have your entertainment and eat it too

Central Cinema
John Clark

Best movie with table service

Regulars at Central Cinema are getting used to seeing a waiter in the theater. Hold the Raisinets―opt for something along the lines of a glass of French red and a stone oven-crisped pizza topped with spicy Italian sausage and organic mustard greens. The Central screens indie flicks and sometimes old favorites, and its $6 tickets leave plenty of cash in hand for your dinner order. $; 1411 21st Ave.; or 206/686-6684. Don’t miss: the popular Arab-Iranian Film Fest, Mar 6–12.

Best all-ages variety show

Pick up a wood-fired pizza from Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria next door before nabbing a cocktail-service table with a good view for Big Night Out. What’s a big night out? Might be airborne feats of derring-do, improv, gravity-defying juggling―it’s hard to say. The fast-paced monthly show airs on the Seattle Channel (cable 21), but it’s much more fun to watch in the grandeur of the historic Columbia City Theater. 7:30 p.m. first Wed of the month; $5; 4916 Rainier Ave. S.; 206/723-0088. Tutta Bella: $; 4918 Rainier Ave. S.; 206/721-3501 for orders to go.


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