Film Year-Round

On the Big Screen: Film Forums

The SJCC is home to the Seattle Jewish Film Festival, the premiere festival of its kind in the region. Did you know that we offer more than the annual festival? During the year, you’ll find Best of Fest film screenings, family-friendly events, and film discussions. See you at the movies!

Purchase tickets online or contact our box office: 206.388.0832 | M-F during regular business hours.

Upcoming Films

Swing, Sip & Screen: DIRTY DANCING

dirty-dancing-webSaturday, August 26
6:30 pm: swing and sip
8 pm: screen DIRTY DANCING
$15 | $10 (includes free screening)
Free: film-only tickets

DIRTY DANCING is the movie that launched a million romantic dreams. For one night, put on your own dancing shoes so you can swirl like Baby and jump like Johnny.

First, learn to swing with international dance instructor Ari Levitt, followed by drinks and dessert. Then, watch DIRTY DANCING at 8 pm in high definition with Dolby Digital sound system.


healing_ink_ca_webSunday, September 10 | 6 pm

Artists 4 Israel brings the world’s most talented tattoo artists to Israel to cover the scars of those affects by terror attacks or war, helping survivors reclaim their bodies and begin healing both socially and emotionally. This powerful documentary explores one of the many ways the organization is fighting war with beauty. Panel about Jews and tattoos will follow the film. 

This film is part of a week-long exhibit of artwork from the Artists 4 Israel program. The exhibit is open to the public and runs September 7-15. 

Israeli TV Dinners: FALSE FLAG

false-flag-webSaturday, October 21
6 pm episodes 1 & 2 | 7:30 pm dinner and episodes 3 & 4
$30 | $25* (includes 4 episode and dinner)
Rated R
Get lost in an Israeli heart-pounding TV drama, a gripping political thriller that puts five Israelis at the center of an international crisis. Watch the first two episodes of season one before a Mediterranean dinner, and episodes three and four after. Catering sponsor: Eli and Barbara Lahav. Concessions, including wine and beer, for sale.


angst-webWednesday, October 25 | 7 pm
Ages 10+
Anxiety in children is on the rise. This documentary and post-film panel of experts explores its causes, effects, and what we can do about it. Parents, tweens, and teens welcome.

Film & Cooking Class: HUMMUS! THE MOVIE

hummus-film-webThursday, November 9
7 pm happy hour (cash bar) & cooking class
8 pm film
$20 | $18 class and film

 $12 | $10 film only
Ages 8+
Discover the origins of hummus in this eclectic, touching film about the delicious superfood. Join us before the film for a hummus cooking class and taste-off, or buy a ticket just for the film.

Kung Pao Xmas - Chinese Food & a Movie: NOODLE

noodle-webMonday, December 25
4 pm
$30 | 25 (includes dinner)
Ages 8+
Join us for a night of “kung powerful” cinema and community—”a Festivus for the rest of us”! Enjoy a delicious meal while watching the film NOODLE, a charming and suspenseful Israeli drama about love overcoming cultural barriers. Winner of the 2008 Seattle Jewish Film Festival Audience Award.

Get Ready for Valentine's Day Matinee: THE AGE OF LOVE

age-of-love-webSunday, February 11 | 2 pm
$12 | $10

The announcement of a first-of-its-kind speed dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds spurs a diverse group of seniors to take stock of their aging bodies and still-hopeful hearts in this playful and poignant documentary.

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