301 N.E. 103rd Street
Seattle, WA 98125
http://www.regmovies.com/ – general
http://www.showtimes.com/cinemas/regal-cinemas-thornton-place-stadium-14-imax-14641/ – times
http://www.fandango.com/regalthorntonplacestadium1426imax_aaviy/theaterpage – online tickets
Movie-going can be an anxious experience for wheelchair travelers because of all the uncertainties we can find in a new movie theater. The Thornton Place Regal Cinemas makes going to a movie on wheels easy. There are 14 theaters plus an IMAX at this complex but rarely 14 different movies showing. Often you can see the same movie in several different ways—IMAX-ified, 3D, or old-school. The theater also shows operas from the New York Met, ballet, and other performances at scheduled times on the big screen.
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2034 NW 56th Street, Seattle, WA 98107
Date of visit: February 8, 2014
Skillet Diner began as Skillet Street Food, a much beloved and joyfully-reviewed food truck, serving American comfort food made with only the best ingredients on Seattle streets. That truck soon led to Skillet Diners on Capitol Hill and in Ballard.
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824 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Date of visit: January 2014
The Roosevelt Ale House is a sweet neighborhood pub with a little something for everyone: a patio area for hot summer days, big screen TVs playing the best game available, pool tables in the pool-table area, tall chairs next to tall tables and the tall bar, and a handful of regular tables in the regular-table area. The restaurant serves creative mixed drinks and lots of beers on tap. The food is not fancy but always delicious. Hamburgers, chicken strips, the house aioli, French fries, a great selection of sandwiches and fresh salads—whatever you order, you will be glad you did. There are vegetarian and gluten free options, and the staff are gracious about requests for slight shifts in the menu. The bartender and the wait staff are cheery, attentive, and accommodating.
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