Capitol Hill Seattle Blog says the Egyptian Theatre is closing at the end of this month. Film lover Sean Gilman (who appropriately enough tweets as @TheEndofCinema) sets the closing date as June 27th.

Landmark Theatres, which runs the Egyptian (as well as the Harvard Exit, the Guild 45th, The Seven Gables, the Varsity, and the Crest), has not yet issued a statement. We don't yet know if the Egyptian is staying open under new ownership, or if it's simply closing for good, so you might want to wait to make your "Capitol Hill/Cinema is dead" arguments until we know the whole story.

My heart goes out to the employees at the Egyptian, who have always been absolutely wonderful movie nerds.