Screenings, Meetings, and More!

From the intimate to the expansive, SIFF Cinema offers a wide variety of flexible presentation opportunities, including film screenings, lectures and classes, corporate events, space for small receptions, and even birthday or anniversary parties. Whether you've planned hundreds of events or none at all, our experienced staff will assist you, and help you decide which of our spaces will ensure your event's success.

Rates and Reservations

If you would like to request a quote or reservation, please fill out our online form.

Rental rates vary based upon the date, length, and scope of event. Our Rental Coordinator will get in touch within five business days with pricing and availability based on your request. For additional questions, please email

Venue Details

SIFF Film Center

Located on the Seattle Center, the SIFF Film Center is the ideal space for small to mid-sized screenings, meetings and presentations. The auditorium can function as a stand-alone space, or be combined with the lobby and classroom spaces for pre or post event receptions.

Auditorium: 94 seats | 2K Barco digital projection, 35mm reel to reel
Classroom: 50 person occupancy | This flexible learning space features moveable tables, chairs and a presentation projection system ideal for conferences, classes, or workshops. 
Lobby: The Film Center has two windowed lobby spaces that look out upon the Seattle Center grounds. The main lobby has ample space for tables, posters, hand-outs, and even small receptions, while the upper lobby is the perfect "V.I.P" location for private receptions.  

SIFF Cinema Uptown

The historic SIFF Cinema Uptown has a vibrant street presence, a gala sized main auditorium, and two stadium style cinemas.

     Aud 1: 484 seats | 4K Sony digital projection, 35mm reel to reel
     Aud 2: 276 seats | 2K Barco digital projection, Dolby digital 3D, 35mm platter
     Aud 3: 175 seats | 2K Barco digital projection
Lobby: The Uptown’s intimate lobby space is not sized for receptions or groups, but can accommodate one 6-foot table for materials or merchandise sales. There is room for receptions available inside the auditoriums at the rear or front. Space for posters, flyers, and marquee recognition is available.

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

This classic movie palace features a giant screen and luxurious lobby space. SIFF Cinema Egyptian is available for evening rentals only on a very limited basis, but is frequently available for off hours use (weekday afternoons and weekend mornings).

Auditorium: 575 seats (450 floor, 125 balcony) | 2K Barco digital projection, 35mm reel to reel
Lobby: Ample lobby space that can be easily customized for special use. Space for posters, flyers, and marquee recognition is available.