Harvard Exit Theatre

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Box office and entrance of Harvard Exit Theatre

The Harvard Exit Theatre was a cinema located in Seattle, Washington. It was housed in a building built in 1925 by the Woman's Century Club,[1][2] which still meets there at midday on the third Friday of the month.[3] The building was sold in 1968 on the condition that the lobby not be altered, which it has not been to this day.[3] In that same year it was converted into a cinema by Jim Osteen and Art Bernstein,[4][5] and reports began to surface that the building was haunted by a woman in 1920s garb.[1][2][6] However, reports ceased in 1987.[2] The theatre was owned by O'Steen & Harvard Investments[7] and operated by Landmark Theaters [8] until 2015, when developer Scott Shapiro purchased the building for conversion to an office and restaurant space.[9] The Consulate of Mexico planned to move into leased space in the building,[10] and the consulate opened circa July 2018.[11][12]


  1. ^ a b Jamieson Jr., Robert L. (November 12, 1999). "'HOUSEKEEPER' BERTHA LANDES SWEPT SEATTLE CLEAN". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. pp. A14.
  2. ^ a b c Cheung, Theresa (2006). The Element Encyclopedia of the Psychic World. Harper Element. p. 284. ISBN 978-0-00-721148-7.
  3. ^ a b Paynter, Susan (October 22, 1993). "A BEIGE RAGE AS A RESTORED NEPTUNE RISES". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. pp. B1.
  4. ^ http://pauldorpat.com/2010/11/27/seattle-now-then-street-photography retrieved 12/31/14/
  5. ^ Cline, John & Weiner, Robert G. & Gore, Chris (2010). From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse: Highbrow and Lowbrow Transgression in Cinema's First Century. Scarecrow Press. Chapter 12 Art and Grind in Seattle pp. 153–157 by Dennis Nyback. ISBN 9780810876545.
  6. ^ Coleman, Sandy (December 10, 1994). "Seattle theatres bring 'funky' to life". Calgary Herald. pp. E7.
  7. ^ "King County Department of Assessments 0151 Parcel Number: 685070-0245 Name: HARVARD EXIT LLC Site Address:807 E ROY ST 98102". blue.kingcounty.com. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  8. ^ "Landmark Theaters Harvard Exit". Archived from the original on July 28, 2013.
  9. ^ Bhatt, Sanjay (December 16, 2014). "Harvard Exit building will house restaurant, offices". Seattle Times. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  10. ^ Macz, Brandon (February 13, 2018). "Consulate of Mexico moving to Harvard Exit". Capitol Hill Times. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  11. ^ Lloyd, Sarah Anne. "The Harvard Exit is now the Mexican Consulate". Curbed Seattle. Vox Media. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  12. ^ "Consulado de México en Seattle". Consulado de México en Seattle. Retrieved March 6, 2019.

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Coordinates: 47°37′30″N 122°19′18″W / 47.62500000°N 122.32166667°W / 47.62500000; -122.32166667