Monday, May 8, 2017
|These films are for YOU Shoreline!|
Photo courtesy SIFF
The City of Shoreline and Shoreline Community College are pleased to announce the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) will return to Shoreline for the second year in a row. Over 25 screenings will take place May 26 through June 3 at the Shoreline Community College Theater. (See the schedule.)
“We are excited to welcome SIFF to Shoreline for another great year of film,” stated Shoreline Mayor Chris Roberts. “Film aficionados from across the region will enjoy the best in international film at Shoreline Community College’s state of the art theater.”
Movie-goers are invited to attend Shoreline Community College’s Opening Night party on Friday, May 26, 6:00-7:30pm to enjoy wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, a meet and greet, and the screening of the film “The Odyssey,” a fascinating look at the life of Jacques Cousteau and his family (show starts at 7:30pm). Opening night tickets are $50 and proceeds will go to scholarships for digital filmmaking and performing arts students. Tickets for single film screenings are $14 each.
“Shoreline Community College is proud to partner with the City of Shoreline to host the northern-most SIFF venue, bringing high quality arts and entertainment to our neighbors and our students,” said Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D., President of Shoreline Community College.
“Last year we welcomed over 3,000 people to our theater for the Festival and we are thrilled to do it again. Many of our students benefit from classroom visits with SIFF filmmakers and opportunities for hands-on learning during the Festival. It’s a wonderful partnership for all involved.”
With spacious seating for 360, the Shoreline Community College Theater provides a professional-grade viewing experience, featuring 4K digital video projection, surround sound, an orchestra pit, lobby, and concession area. The theater was recently remodeled with a new stage and acoustical curtains, enhanced lighting, paint, carpeting, a new roof, and other upgrades for a premium theater-going experience. Parking is free after 4pm and on weekends.
Bringing the Festival to Shoreline is part of the City and Community College’s ongoing collaboration to grow the media production industry in Shoreline. Launched in 2013, the Shoreline Film Office is growing a local film industry – and the talent to support it – by providing affordable resources to film professionals willing to create in an educational context.
Tickets for Shoreline’s Opening Night are $50 (includes wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, meet and greet, and film screening) and are available for purchase. General admission tickets for film screenings are $14 and may be purchased in advance.