The Seattle Community College District is seeking an organization or coalition of organizations to program and manage the former Egyptian Theatre building long-term as an arts and culture space. The Egyptian Theatre is a 600-seat cinema located in the heart of the Pike-Pine corridor at 801 E. Pine St. on Capitol Hill.
Seattle Central Community College, which owns the theater, is seeking organizations to privately manage, market, staff, maintain and make internal improvements to the theatre. Successful RFP respondents will present a vision of the venue that retains the historical character and traditional use of the theater, while also describing a forward-looking dynamic space that responds to the vibrant atmosphere of the neighborhood. The space might continue as a cinema, or perhaps become a new mixed-arts space.
The Egyptian Theatre was purchased by Seattle Central Community College in 1992, and has been a central film venue for the Seattle International Film Festival since 1980. Total square footage of the venue is 16,130 square feet.
Submission deadline is 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17.