Tri-Cities Movie Theaters
Grab some popcorn or your favorite cinema snack and settle in for a silver screen showing at one of these local Tri-Cities movie theaters.
Whether it’s for a romantic date night or Valentine’s Day activity, something to do on a rainy day, or maybe you’re a cinephile trying to catch the latest Hollywood blockbuster — such as 2022’s Korean War action film, Devotion, which was partially filmed in the skies over the Snake River — sometimes there is nothing better than reclining in a chair and escaping into a story projected on a large, silver screen at one of Tri-Cities’ local movie theaters.
Plan your day at the movies with this roundup of theaters in the Tri-Cities region, complete with suggestions on things to do before or after the show.
AMC CLASSIC Kennewick 12
1380 N Louisiana St, Kennewick, WA 99336
This 12-screen cineplex shows the latest blockbusters and other first-run films, opera productions and sporting events via digital projection in a variety of different theater settings and sizes, such as jumbo, 3D-capable displays. Mobile ordering allows guests to order popcorn, food and beverages in advance, meaning you can skip the concession line, grab your snacks and enjoy the show.
This local, family-owned cinema group operates three movie theaters in the Tri-Cities region, plus another theater in nearby Moses Lake, WA. In addition to recent Hollywood releases, the theaters also regularly host special showings and events, including occasional free screenings of Seattle Seahawks games. Beyond standard concessions like popcorn, candy and soda, these cinemas also sell beer, cocktails and wine — a Tri-Cities specialty — to enjoy during the movie as you sit in their signature and supremely comfortable reclining chairs (note that alcohol is only permitted inside theaters with fewer than 100 seats per state law).
TIP: Be sure to follow Fairchild Cinemas on social media for the latest updates on new releases as well as giveaways and upcoming promotions (such as free popcorn!).
Fairchild Cinemas @ Southgate in Kennewick
2823 S Quillan St, Kennewick, WA 99337VIEW SHOWTIMES
One of the region’s newest cineplexes, Fairchild Cinemas’ Kennewick location opened in November 2019 and features 10 theaters equipped with luxurious reclining seats. The cinema’s largest theater supports Dolby Atmos surround sound, immersing you in the action, comedy or drama as it unfolds on the big screen.
Before/After the Movie:
Channel Caddyshack, Happy Gilmore or Tin Cup as you compete during a morning round of golf at nearby Canyon Lakes Golf Course, enjoy a whimsical ride on the Gesa Carousel of Dreams, or take a short trip to the Coyote Canyon Mammoth Site — a perfect place to visit for amateur archaeologists of all ages.
Fairchild Cinemas @ Road 68 in Pasco
5020 Convention Drive, Pasco, WA 99301
Kick back and relax at this 8-screen cineplex that screens the latest Hollywood hits, family favorites and Oscar contenders. The cinema hosts free screenings of children’s movies on Wednesday and Thursday mornings throughout the summer, and movie goers ages 55 and older can enjoy discounted tickets each Wednesday all year long.
Before/After the Movie:
During the summer, attend a Tri-City Dust Devils game at nearby Gesa Stadium as you recite quotes from classic baseball flicks such as The Sandlot, Field of Dreams and In A League of Their Own. Just a short walk away, The HAPO Center hosts expos and trade shows throughout the year, including the annual Tri-City Family Expo each January, often themed after kid-friendly cinema classics like Star Wars and Star Trek.
Fairchild Cinemas @ Queensgate in Richland
2880 Lincoln Landing, Richland, WA 99352
Featuring 12 screens, this is the largest and most popular of Fairchild Cinemas’ regional movie theaters. A spacious lobby provides ample room to mingle and meet up before or after the showing, and each theater is equipped with Fairchild Cinemas’ trademark reclining seats that create one of the area’s coziest movie viewing experiences.
Before/After the Movie:
Popcorn was just the appetizer — fuel up and watch as Hibachi chefs put on an appetizing show at the nearby Fujiyama Japanese Steak House & Bar, or savor brunch, lunch, or dinner on the expansive patio at 3 Eyed Fish Kitchen + Bar. Sample local wines at Barnard Griffin Winery, or spend time exploring one of the region’s most awe-inspiring outdoor spaces as you walk, bike or kayak through the expansive Chamna Nature Preserve along the Yakima River — perhaps as you listen to John Williams’ iconic Jurassic Park score — a prime location for birding and spotting other local wildlife (don’t worry, there are no dinosaurs in this park).
Tri-Cities International Film Festival
Looking for more film fun in the Tri-Cities region? Don’t miss the annual Tri-Cities International Film Festival (TRIFI), hosted October 13-15, 2023 at the Uptown Theater. During the three-day event, film aficionados can enjoy Oscar-winning short films as well as feature-length projects that span a multitude of genres, including horror, comedy, action, drama and more. To learn more about TRIFI, to purchase tickets or to learn how you can participate in their 72 hour Film Challenge, click here.
October 13–15, 2023
The 15th Annual Tri-Cities International Film Festival (TRIFI) will show independent films from around the world to Tri-Cities film lovers on October 13-15, 2023.
Films to be shown during the 15th Annual TRIFI include Academy Award-winning shorts and features in the comedy, drama, animation, scifi and Fantasy, fan fiction, documentary and horror film genres.