Tin Theater Will Premiere With “Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid” June 19

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Prolific B-Town businessman Dan “The Sausageman” House’s latest pet project, the Tin Theater (located next to his Tin Room Bar in Olde Burien), will flicker to life with “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid” as its premiere movie on Saturday night, June 19th, with a private fundraiser party to benefit the Highline Medical Center Foundation.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Another local media outlet erroneously reports that “The African Queen” will be the premiere film, but we spoke directly with Dan on Friday (June 11th) and confirmed that he has indeed switched it to “Butch Cassidy.”]

The classic 1969 western will then have two showings at Burien’s new “Tin-Sel Town” screen daily June 19–29, and will be followed by “The Big Lebowski” from June 25–July 1, then by “Sideways” and the documentary “Man on a Wire.”

The Tin Theater is the first cinema in Burien in over 40 years, and it’s going to be an intimate, high-tech, high-definition, 7:1 surround-sound movie mecca. To top it off, you can also drink alcoholic drinks while watching films from the comfort of one of 41 wooden-backed plush chairs, similar to one of House’s inspirations, McMenamin’s Theaters in Portland.

House is also going to market the theater as a space for private parties and functions, with full HDTV, satellite, internet, and a Blu-ray DVD player connected to a high-def projector and big screen which will allow guests to watch live events like the World Cup, Super Bowl, Academy Awards, political debates and much more. Or, you can rent it to watch your own DVDs or movie productions. Cost will be $185.00 per hour for rental with a three-hour minimum.

Here are the basics about Burien’s new cinema:

  • Ticket prices will be $8, $7 for seniors
  • There will be two showings daily: 5:45pm and 8:00pm
  • Movies will run Thursdays thru Thursday for one week each

If you haven’t seen “Butch Cassidy” before (or in a while), it was produced in 1969, starred Paul Newman and Robert Redford, was Written by acclaimed screenwriter William Goldman and Directed by George Roy Hill. Here’s the synposis from IMDB:

Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action and skill. The west is becoming civilized and when Butch and Sundance rob a train once too often, a special posse begins trailing them no matter where they run. Over rock, through towns, across rivers, the group is always just behind them. When they finally escape through sheer luck, Butch has another idea, “Let’s go to Bolivia”. Based on the exploits of the historical characters.

Here are some video clips:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X41Ylp02NRs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lOSH2QMdqw

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5 Responses to “Tin Theater Will Premiere With “Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid” June 19”
  1. unclewoo says:

    The first cinema in Burien in 40 years? What was the old Burien theater? Where Bison Creek is now? I think it closed around 1980?

  2. Betsy says:

    are you sure it’s $555 for private rentals? (a 3-hour min) brings it that?….or is that a food and alcoholic bev min???

  3. Ernie and Vera says:

    We are so excited, but will have to wait for The Big Lebowski to have our First visit to the theatre due to time constraints……This is the best news for Burien since the opening of the Tin Room…..Burien’s best asset……and the reason we stay here.

  4. Dixie says:

    Will be fun for adults in to classics, foreign films etc., but does not negate the need for a movie theater for the general population. Let’s get that theater in the Town Square area going.

    • SD says:

      Sorry, Dixie, can’t jump on your bandwagon for a theater in Town Square. The Tin Theater is unique, as is Burien. Between AMC Southcenter 16 and Regal Parkway Plaza 12, we have 28 theaters within five miles of Burien that feature current flicks.

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