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SEATTLE’S HARVARD EXIT — A SAD FAREWELL

  • January 7, 2015
Harvard Exit Theater

In 1995 I was a freshman at the University of Washington in Seattle. I didn't have the money to afford living on campus that year, so I commuted from my parents house in Lake Stevens, about a 50-minute drive to the north. Being a commuter student made it difficult to get involved in campus social activities and establish friendships. But I liked being around the college atmosphere and the attractions of the city. Chief among those attractions for me were Seattle's movie theaters. The UW has the fortune of being geographically proximal to Seattle's numerous historic movie houses. For a film fan who  grew up attending charmless suburban multiplexes, Seattle's movie theaters were a revelation. It was within their walls were I found comfort and solace during that first…

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