Feeling summery? Suggestion time for West Seattle Outdoor Movies

(WSB photo from August 2011)
On this sunny day with the temperature headed for the 70s, it’s a perfect time to dream of summer … a time for getting out of the house as much as possible, even on those summer nights, which six times a year bring the much-awaited West Seattle Outdoor Movies to the big screen in the courtyard next to Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) – fun FREE events with food, music, and benefit raffles throughout the season, too, with community co-sponsors including WSB. Movie time is a little over two months away, and planning has begun, so movie mastermind and Hotwire proprietor Lora Swift wants to hear which movies you would like to see this summer. Keep in mind that the movies need to be family-friendly – doesn’t mean just “kid stuff,” but nothing TOO adult – and you might want to take a minute to consult the lists from previous years before offering your suggestion:

2011’s movie lineup: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Airplane, Despicable Me, Jurassic Park (1), Toy Story 3

2010’s movie lineup: Mamma Mia, War Games, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wayne’s World, Up, Star Trek

Any further back, and it’s probably fair game to come around again if there’s a demand for it, so suggest away, by posting a comment here!

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39 Replies to "Feeling summery? Suggestion time for West Seattle Outdoor Movies"

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    movie fan May 7, 2012 (11:13 am)

    1) ET
    2) Young Frankenstein

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    Gene May 7, 2012 (11:27 am)

    Spirited Away
    Iron Man (first one)
    The Matrix
    Raiders of the Lost Ark

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    JSW May 7, 2012 (11:54 am)

    1) Blazing Saddles
    2) Young Frankenstein
    3) Spaceballs
    4) Toby Tyler

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    pumpkin May 7, 2012 (12:20 pm)

    fly away home

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    funkietoo May 7, 2012 (12:28 pm)

    1) Young Frankenstein
    2) Romancing the Stone or Jewel of the Nile
    3) Little Fockers or Meet the Parents
    4) Return of the Pink Panther (Peter Sellers)
    5) Big Daddy
    6) Amazing Grace & Chuck

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    CE May 7, 2012 (12:43 pm)

    *Batteries Not Included
    Turner & Hooch
    Back to the Future III

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    lina May 7, 2012 (12:45 pm)


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    owen May 7, 2012 (12:49 pm)

    Iron Giant

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    Elizabeth May 7, 2012 (12:53 pm)

    1) Young Frankenstein
    2) Edward Scissorhands
    3) Labyrinth

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    HF May 7, 2012 (12:55 pm)

    Strange Brew
    Caddy Shack
    any of the Naked Gun series

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    Anchorlove May 7, 2012 (1:30 pm)

    *Meet the Parents
    *Dumb and Dumber

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    Jeff Gilbert May 7, 2012 (1:48 pm)

    Yellow Submarine! (It was just re-issued)

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    celeste17 May 7, 2012 (2:06 pm)

    Hocus Pocus

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    WS Mom May 7, 2012 (2:50 pm)

    Roman Holiday

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    Marley May 7, 2012 (3:24 pm)

    Empire Records
    Forrest Gump

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    Christie May 7, 2012 (3:38 pm)

    You’ve got mail

    Sleepless in Seattle

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    Elizabeth May 7, 2012 (4:15 pm)

    Oooh, I need to add more votes for:

    1) Big
    2) Stardust
    3) Yellow Submarine

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    DF May 7, 2012 (6:01 pm)

    David Mamet’s House of Games filmed in the late 80’s with at least one scene I recognize of West Seattle in the back ground.

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    bsmomma May 7, 2012 (6:19 pm)


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    ILoveWestSeattle May 7, 2012 (6:57 pm)

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Days of Heaven
    Sunset Boulevard
    Mommie Dearest
    Summer of ’42
    Paper Moon

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    Really May 7, 2012 (7:52 pm)

    Iron Giant
    Original Muppet Movie
    The Point
    Little Manhattan

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    West Seattle luv May 7, 2012 (7:54 pm)

    Back to the future
    Turner and hooch
    Top gun

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    Sbone May 7, 2012 (7:55 pm)

    The Gods Must Be Crazy

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    JN May 7, 2012 (8:13 pm)

    Breaking Away
    Chariots of Fire
    Chicken Run
    Any of the Wallace & Gromit movies

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    AM from Arbor Heights May 7, 2012 (10:16 pm)

    1) Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders)

    2) Breaking Away (Peter Yates)

    3) Take the Money and Run (Woody Allen)

    4) All the King’s Men (2006, starring Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, among others)

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    Sharon May 7, 2012 (10:19 pm)

    I second Romancing the Stone or Jewel of the Nile. Also Forrest Gump and Singles.

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    Sharon May 7, 2012 (10:20 pm)

    The Little Mermaid

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    Diane May 7, 2012 (10:30 pm)

    Corrina, Corrina (1994)
    Pleasantville (1998)
    The Truman Show (1998)
    and second, Fly Away Home (1996)

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    westseattledood May 7, 2012 (10:46 pm)

    Oh, those are some really good ones peeps!
    I’ll second or third:

    Breaking Away!!!
    Chicken Run!!!
    Blazing Saddles or Spaceballs
    Romancing the Stone
    Take the Money and Run

    But best of above would be Chicken Run…loved that!

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    freddie May 8, 2012 (9:39 am)

    Even though the organizers of this event do a great job keeping things ‘family friendly’, PERHAPS, with proper advertising, they could take a bit more of a risk with ONE night of movies for grownups.

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    VBD May 8, 2012 (10:37 am)

    Animal House
    Star Trek II
    Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
    Princess Bride
    Sound of Music
    North by Northwest
    Rear Window (original)

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    Marge Evans May 8, 2012 (11:54 am)

    The Artist

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    PS May 9, 2012 (3:02 pm)

    Portlandia (1st season)
    48 hours

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    denise May 9, 2012 (8:16 pm)

    Iron Man
    Big Daddy
    Little fockers
    not in this order

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    Just me May 10, 2012 (2:25 pm)

    Ever After
    Monsters Inc.
    Big Daddy
    Fried Green Tomatoes!
    Now and Then
    Stand by Me

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    funkietoo May 11, 2012 (2:04 pm)

    A big ole’ second on:

    The Gods Must Be Crazy
    Batteries Not Included

    and how about
    Mannequin…with Kim Cattrall–very cute, w/a little bit of nudity (

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    Vy May 14, 2012 (12:36 pm)

    Iron Man
    Tristan and Isolde
    Incredible Hulk (w/ Edward Norton)
    This Means War

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    Elizabeth May 17, 2012 (1:47 pm)

    When do they start showing the movies? July?

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      WSB May 17, 2012 (2:02 pm)

      Elizabeth – it’s usually the second half of July. I don’t have an exact date handy but will try to find it – TR

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