January 22, 1942, the newly renovated Admiral Theater located in West Seattle debuted, boasting unique filmic innovations and an incredible art deco, nautical appearance, unlike anything Seattle had ever seen.
Built by the same architect that created the Hollywood Pantages, the theater showcased unique murals and etched seahorse glass chandeliers. The theater cost over $200,000 and charged outrageous admissions; adults 35 cents and children, a whopping 11 cents.
The film they showed was Weekend in Havana, a zany musical starring Caesar Romero, Alice Fey and Carmen Miranda. Well hang on to your maracas. Sunday, April 25th, the Admiral Theater will once again show, Weekend in Havana along with a concert by Charanga Danzon, an ensemble of Cuban dance music merging African and European influences, highlighting flute and violin. This could be the last concert to occur at the Admiral according to the owners.