Three Dollar Bill Cinema will join 12th Ave Arts building

12aa-front-elevation-trim-350With its 18th annual Lesbian and Gay Seattle Film Festival in full swing, Capitol Hill’s Three Dollar Bill Cinema can also celebrate plans for a new home. The nonprofit will be part of the under-construction 12th Ave Arts building. Capitol Hill Housing will share a floor with its new tenant:

In addition to Capitol Hill Housing moving our offices into this floor, we’re pleased to announce that we have signed a letter of intent with Three Dollar Bill Cinema to move their offices into the building.

Best known as the producers of the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Three Dollar Bill Cinema has been on Capitol Hill since their founding in 1995. They have many programs benefiting the community and will be a great addition to 12th Avenue Arts, which we envision as an arts and community hub for Capitol Hill.

12th Ave Arts will create more than 80 affordable apartment units, office space, retail space and a theater facility above parking that will also be utilized by Seattle Police’s East Precinct. CHS wrote about the unique collaboration behind the new theater space that will be home to Strawberry Theater Workshop, Washington Ensemble Theater and New Century Theater Company when it opens in Fall 2014.

Three Dollar Bill Cinema was started in 1996 and is currently resident in space on Bellevue Ave. Learn more at threedollarbillcinema.org.