Contact & Visit
Our office, cinemas, and education facilities are located in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, on 12th Avenue between Pike and Pine Street.
Office hours are Mon–Fri, 10am–6pm. Cinema hours vary and include evening hours on the weekends and daytime hours on the weekends.
* Please note that our office is closed on most national holidays, and the week of December 24–January 1.
The entrance, cinemas, and restrooms of Northwest Film Forum are fully wheelchair accessible. The workshop space is not fully accessible, but with two weeks written notice, workshops can be moved to accommodate students.
Take the Stewart St. Exit (Exit 166) towards Stewart St/Denny Way. Merge onto Eastlake Ave E. Take a slight right onto Stewart Street. Take a hard left onto Denny Way. Continue straight on Denny up the hill (remain in the right lane to avoid a mandatory left turn). Turn right at 12th Ave. The Film Forum is located on the right-hand side of the street in between Pike and Pine, past the East Precinct Police Station.
Take exit 164A for Dearborn St toward James St/Madison St. Follow signs for I-5N. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for James St. Turn right at James St. Turn left at 12th Ave. Northwest Film Forum will be on your left, just after you cross Pike Street.
NWFF is located a short walk from the Capitol Hill light rail station, and within 1/2 mile of many buses including the # 10, 11, 43, 49 routes. To plan your bus trip, go here.
Walking, biking, and public transportation are the best ways to reach us – parking in the Capitol Hill neighborhood is notoriously difficult.
Parking can be a challenge in our neighborhood, so we recommend walking, biking, and public transportation if at all possible for your visit!
An affordable pay parking lot is available 3 blocks from the Film Forum, at the Greek Orthodox Church at 13th and Howell (please note: this lot may be closed for special events).
We also recommend Seattle Central College’s Harvard Garage at 1609 Harvard Avenue (at E. Pine Street), which is open and available 24/7.
Street parking is available Mon–Sat after 8pm and all day on Sundays. Please use this downloadable map as a guide for parking restrictions.
Free parking is available seven nights a week after 9pm at the Richmark Printers lot on 11th and Pine Street, just east of Cal Anderson Park. Parking is not guaranteed.
$9.00/children under 12, students with valid photo student ID, and seniors over 62 (babies under 1 year are free)
- All tickets must be purchased at the Film Forum box office or through our website.
- Tickets sold at the box office are sold only for day of show, starting 30 minutes prior to showtime.
- All screenings and shows are to start on-time. No admittance after the first 15 minutes of each film.
- Box office ticket sales are cash or credit card (Visa and Mastercard accepted). We no longer accept personal checks for individual ticket sales.
- For refunds, contact our house manager Louie Romo, louie (at) nwfilmforum.org
- You may purchase a membership at the box office and immediately receive a ticket discount.
- You must show your current membership card, ID, or driver’s license at the box office in order to receive either the member or children/senior discount.
- Advance tickets are available online until 2 hours before showtime.
- Tickets may be purchased online at the Film Forum member rate. The ticket purchaser must present Film Forum membership ID card when picking up tickets from Will Call.
- NWFF discount is only valid for one ticket per member.
- If you accidentally bought a ticket for the wrong day or showtime, contact the house manager Louie Romo, louie (at) nwfilmforum.org
- Will Call ticket-holder seating is guaranteed until 15 minutes before each show, when empty seats will be released for purchase.
- Tickets may be purchased the day of show beginning 30 minutes before showtime at the box office.
- Film Forum members must present membership card to purchase tickets with member discount. Member discount is only valid for one ticket per member.
- Please note that Northwest Film Forum is unable to hold or reserve seats.
- Northwest Film Forum active volunteers (who volunteer at least 16 hours/month) are welcome to attend all regularly priced movies for free as space allows.
- Volunteers must wait in line at the box office to obtain a ticket before entering the cinema.
- We cannot guarantee admission to shows that are sold out.
- We are unable to hold or reserve seats.
- This policy is also valid for all Landmark Theatre employees, SIFF Cinema employees, Scarecrow Video employees, and volunteers at the Grand Illusion Cinema.
- Learn more about volunteering at Northwest Film Forum!