CFFS 2024 – Opening Night at PacSci: WALL·E [In-Person Only, at PACCAR IMAX Theater]

Friday, Feb. 2nd
5:15pm | Doors open
6pm | Showtime!

This screening takes place at the
PACCAR IMAX Theater at Pacific Science Center!
(200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109)

In-person tickets >

$15 General Admission
$12 Student/Child/Senior
$9 NWFF + Pacific Science Center Members

* Ticketing for opening night will be processed by NWFF via BrownPaperTickets, not by Pacific Science Center. Ticket policies on Pacific Science Center’s website do not apply to this screening. Pacific Science Center members receive the NWFF member ticket rate throughout the festival!

This is the only off-site film in Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2024; the following day, Feb. 3rd, we’ll be back at Northwest Film Forum!

Festival passes >

$90 – $190 Sliding Scale

VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person) Festival Passes are available!

Click for Accessibility Info

Please note: This film will NOT be screened at Northwest Film Forum. The following accessibility info is for PACCAR IMAX Theater at Pacific Science Center (200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109). Accessibility, parking, and concessions info are available on their website. If you have additional questions about the venue, please contact Pacific Science Center staff at (206) 443-2001.

The PACCAR IMAX Theater accommodates six wheelchairs and reserved companion seats.

To access the PACCAR IMAX Theater via wheelchair, go to the glass elevator just outside our Grossology Bathrooms in Building 5 and go up one level. Or go to the entrance to Building 1 where you’ll see a marked elevator. Take that elevator up one level, exit through cafe and proceed across the upper courtyard, taking a right to the theater entrance once you’ve reached Building 5.

Visit Pacific Science Center’s FAQ page for all additional info!

Was WALL·E actually released in IMAX, with an aspect ratio of 1.90:1?

No, WALL·E is Scope (2.39:1), not Full Container (1.90:1). Its intended presentation format is much wider than it is tall when compared to films like Apollo 11 and Blade Runner 2049, which are formatted to fill the entire PACCAR IMAX Theater screen from floor to ceiling. (More info on aspect ratios and films released in IMAX can be found here.) While WALL·E will not be floor to ceiling, it will still be GIGANTIC and look FABULOUS!

Parking & Entrance

There is nearby street parking, as well as a number of Seattle Center Parking Garages nearby. Please note that PacSci does not own or manage any garages or parking spaces. View nearby parking garages.

Pacific Science Center is located adjacent to the Seattle Center campus. There is an accessible drop-off location along 2nd Ave, between Pacific Science Center and the Children’s Theater.

There are multiple disabled parking spaces in the Claypool Memorial Garage. Currently, the elevator is out of service.

Please use the North Entrance, which is located near the Armory and the Mural Amphitheater in the Seattle Center.

Please note that the Denny Way entrance is currently closed. If you arrive at the Denny Way entrance, we recommend walking around the east side of the building to get to our North Entrance. View a map with directions.

🆓 Free Community Tickets 🆓

A number of seats will be held at each show for members of the community for whom ticket cost is an obstacle. If you’d like to attend free of charge, please email María and Paul (, to let them know which program and showtime you’re interested in!

⚠️ Pacific Science Center's COVID-19 Policies ⚠️

* PLEASE NOTE: Pacific Science Center’s COVID-19 policy (below) differs slightly from Northwest Film Forum’s policy. At all CFFS events, we encourage audiences to mask, but masks are not required for entry to Pacific Science Center cinemas! Please respect those who choose to wear one.

If you have had COVID-19 in the last 10 days, have been exposed in the last 5 days, or are unvaccinated and have returned from travel in the last 5 days, please wear a mask.

Is proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry?

No; Proof of vaccination is not required for entry.


(Andrew Stanton, US, 2008, 98 min, in English)

Join Northwest Film Forum for a dazzling opening night event at our 19th Children’s Film Festival Seattle! Come watch the beloved, Criterion-certified classic WALL-E … on a larger than life screen. With a love story this grand, and animation this awe-inspiring, we’re over the moon that we get to open our festival at Pacific Science Center, at the state-of-the-art PACCAR IMAX Theater!

WALL-E, a robot purpose-built for the humble task of compacting all the garbage on Earth, has been hard at work for centuries. Mankind skipped town and left him with their mess long ago, and with only a cockroach for company, WALL-E longs for companionship. One day, he gets his wish: EVE, a mesmerizing robot unlike anything WALL-E has ever seen, descends from the heavens and turns his world upside-down.

Can the connection between this curious pair bring a spark of life back to a world devastated by environmental exploitation? Mark your calendars for February 2nd to find out!

* Present your CFFS ticket/pass receipt at the PacSci for 50% off general admission, from February 2-16! Pacific Science Center members receive the NWFF member ticket rate throughout the festival!*

FAQ: How do I watch online?
  • WALL·E will be available to view in-person only, at PACCAR IMAX Theater at Pacific Science Center (200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109).
FAQ: How do I watch in-person?
  • Purchase your ticket through Brown Paper Tickets, come down to Pacific Science Center (200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109), and bask in one of Seattle’s most beautiful screens!
  • You can also purchase a ticket on the day of the screening, but we highly encourage purchasing your tickets in advance. Doors to the PACCAR IMAX Theater will open 45 minutes before showtime, at 5:15pm, and Forum staff will be on site to welcome you and sell tickets.
  • If you have purchased a Hybrid or In-Person-Only Festival Pass, Forum staff will be able to look you up at Will Call by the name you purchased under.
  • FYI: The first ticket booth you see is for access to the Pacific Science Center grounds in general. CFFS attendees will be directed from there down to the entrance of the PACCAR IMAX Theater.

All ticket purchasers are entered to win this adorable WALL·E painting by Crís!

Our eminently talented Cinema Programmer Crís Vázquez de Mercado has done it again! Join us on opening night for your chance to win this cute panel. Sealed with an iridescent medium and decorated with glow-in-the-dark stars, this luminous WALL·E portrait is ready to be your steadfast companion.

Dimensions: 39.5″ square

(If this is too big for your home, or you don’t have a way to get it back with you after the screening, don’t worry! You’re welcome to pass the love on to whichever young WALL·E fan looks at it with the most earnest, yearning expression, or we can take it back to the Forum ’til you’re ready to pick it up.)

Check out Crís’s cake decoration workshop the following day: Saturday, Feb. 3rd from 11:30am to 1:30pm

Festival Directory

3... 2... 1... BLAST OFF with Children's Film Festival Seattle 2024!

2024 festival artwork by Kid Lerner.

A galaxy of great films and activities await Seattle families! Come enjoy awe-inspiring and spectacular shorts, glittering features, and out-of-this-world workshops at Northwest Film Forum.

We send this call across the known universe: To join a dazzling voyage of discovery from Friday, Feb. 2 to Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. The festival will be available to youth, families, and film lovers of any age, both in-person and online.


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