Seattle Public Theater, located at the Bathhouse at Green Lake, is selling its old plush red seats that originally came from the Ridgemont Theater on the corner of Greenwood Avenue North and North 78th Street in Phinney Ridge.
The old seats for sale on display in front of the Bathhouse Theater. Photo by Dave Rosencrans.
The Ridgemont movie theater closed in the 1990s, and the Bathhouse Theater inherited The Ridgemont’s seats in 1997. The old Ridgemont building was demolished and replaced by condos in the early 2000s; the building kept the Ridgemont name and the new sign is a nod to the site’s theater history.
The Bathhouse is currently raising money for newer seats through a seat naming campaign, because the current seats are more than 80 years old. The old seats cost $25 each. Individual seat naming prices for the new seats range from $250 to $500.
For more information on buying either the old or new seats, call the Seattle Public Theater box office at 206-524-1300, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to Dave for the tip and photo of the seats!