Central Cinema


Central Cinema is a movie theater serving pizza and salads and so forth, as well as (importantly) cocktails, beer, and wine—during the movies! It's a goddamn good idea, and the programming is pretty great, and the place is a community favorite—just so you know, though, the service is notoriously slow and the food's just so-so.

Central Cinema

1411 21st Ave, Seattle, WA
Hours: Vary according to movie schedules
Restaurant Details
  • Features Bar/Happy Hour, Cheap Eats, Good for Groups
  • Cuisine Pizza, Pub Grub
Bar Details
  • Features Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Wine & Beer Only
  • Scene Cocktail Lounge
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Good pizza

I've been going to Central Cinema since it opened, and while the pizza has changed recipes a couple of times, the crust has always been excellent, with a solid, flavorful sauce and several good topping options. Try the one with potatoes and black olives- sounds funny, tastes great, especially with beer. Salads and popcorn are good too. Service is friendly, and the bistro is a good hang-out, even if you're not going for the movie
Posted by JohnnieNoHands on April 20, 2008 at 9:07 AM · Report this

Great concept, food needs help!

Pizza toppings are great, but the sauce and crust just don't hold up. I do love watching old B flicks with a cold pint of beer brought out to me!
Posted by gman on August 8, 2007 at 9:38 AM · Report this

room for improvement

I so love the idea of this place, and the movies they show are great, but the food could use a little work. Big servings, but not really so tasty. Come on, you know you can do better!
Posted by ButtermilkBiscuits on July 17, 2007 at 4:23 PM · Report this

You don't have to go there for movies

Great place to go eat when a movie is playing in the other room, you'll have the place to yourself. Good simple food at good prices. A calzone and salad hits the spot. And the deserts are way above average for this price range. Oh, and did I mention the super friendly owners and staff? Even if you don't want to see a movie, it's worth the trip. And if you are there for a movie, the food is well, gravy.
Posted by Paris Hamlet on July 12, 2007 at 2:54 AM · Report this
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