Getting to Northwest Film Forum


Northwest Film Forum is located at 1515 12th Ave in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, on 12th Avenue between Pike & Pine Street.

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Driving Directions

From I-5 Southbound
Take the Stewart St. Exit (Exit 166) towards Stewart St/Denny Way. Merge onto Eastlake Ave E. Take a slight right onto Stewart Street. Take a hard left onto Denny Way. Continue straight on Denny up the hill (remain in the right lane to avoid a mandatory left turn). Turn right at 12th Ave. The Film Forum is located on the right-hand side of the street in between Pike and Pine, past the East Precinct Police Station.

From I-5 Northbound
Take exit 164A for Dearborn St toward James St/Madison St. Follow signs for I-5N. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for James St. Turn right at James St. Turn left at 12th Ave.  Northwest Film Forum will be on your left, just after you cross Pike Street.

By Bus

The Film Forum is located within 1/2 mile of the #2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 43, 49, 60, and 84 routes. To plan your bus trip, click here.


An affordable pay parking lot is available 3 blocks from the Film Forum, at the Greek Orthodox Church at 13th and Howell (please note this lot may be closed for special events).

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We also highly reccomend Seattle Central College's Harvard Garage at 1609 Harvard Avenue (at E. Pine Street), which is open and available 24/7.

Street parking is available Monday-Saturday after 8pm and all day on Sundays. Please use the downloadable map available on this page as a guide for parking restrictions. 

Free parking is available seven nights a week after 9pm, at the Richmark Printers lot on 11th and Pine Street, just east of Cal Anderson Park. Parking is not guaranteed.

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