About a year after the fire, Tom and I moved to the building next door to the old Speakeasy Cafe. If we crawled up through our skylight to the roof garden, we could walk right into its burnt out hulk.
One of the ways that Speakeasy connected with the arts community in Seattle was to provide a space for smaller production companies to screen films.
It was one of the most musical improvisation sessions I have participated in.
“People are starting to live here again. As opposed to in the past where people leave downtown to go home at night, now it feels more like a neighborhood.”
Speakeasy’s backroom theater was host to not only live performances, but to a wide variety of cutting edge film series, curated by organizations such as Shining Moments Productions and Independent Exposure.
Roderick and Anisa Romero of Sky Cries Mary hold the first live-streamed art gallery opening, displayed at the cafe.