Feeling summery? Suggestion time for West Seattle Outdoor Movies

May 7, 2012 at 10:33 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle Outdoor Movies | 39 Comments

(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!

39 Comments

  1. 1) ET
    2) Young Frankenstein

    Comment by movie fan — 11:13 am May 7, 2012 #

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

    Comment by Gene — 11:27 am May 7, 2012 #

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

    Comment by JSW — 11:54 am May 7, 2012 #

  4. fly away home

    Comment by pumpkin — 12:20 pm May 7, 2012 #

  5. 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

    Comment by funkietoo — 12:28 pm May 7, 2012 #

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

    Comment by CE — 12:43 pm May 7, 2012 #

  7. stardust
    ET

    Comment by lina — 12:45 pm May 7, 2012 #

  8. Iron Giant

    Comment by owen — 12:49 pm May 7, 2012 #

  9. 1) Young Frankenstein
    2) Edward Scissorhands
    3) Labyrinth

    Comment by Elizabeth — 12:53 pm May 7, 2012 #

  10. Strange Brew
    Caddy Shack
    any of the Naked Gun series

    Comment by HF — 12:55 pm May 7, 2012 #

  11. *Meet the Parents
    *Dumb and Dumber

    Comment by Anchorlove — 1:30 pm May 7, 2012 #

  12. Yellow Submarine! (It was just re-issued)

    Comment by Jeff Gilbert — 1:48 pm May 7, 2012 #

  13. Hocus Pocus

    Comment by celeste17 — 2:06 pm May 7, 2012 #

  14. Roman Holiday

    Comment by WS Mom — 2:50 pm May 7, 2012 #

  15. Empire Records
    Clueless
    Big
    Forrest Gump

    Comment by Marley — 3:24 pm May 7, 2012 #

  16. You’ve got mail

    Sleepless in Seattle

    Comment by Christie — 3:38 pm May 7, 2012 #

  17. Oooh, I need to add more votes for:

    1) Big
    2) Stardust
    3) Yellow Submarine

    Comment by Elizabeth — 4:15 pm May 7, 2012 #

  18. 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.

    Comment by DF — 6:01 pm May 7, 2012 #

  19. Goonies!!!!!!!!
    Singles

    Comment by bsmomma — 6:19 pm May 7, 2012 #

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

    Comment by ILoveWestSeattle — 6:57 pm May 7, 2012 #

  21. Iron Giant
    Original Muppet Movie
    The Point
    Little Manhattan

    Comment by Really — 7:52 pm May 7, 2012 #

  22. Back to the future
    Big
    Turner and hooch
    Top gun

    Comment by West Seattle luv — 7:54 pm May 7, 2012 #

  23. The Gods Must Be Crazy

    Comment by Sbone — 7:55 pm May 7, 2012 #

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

    Comment by JN — 8:13 pm May 7, 2012 #

  25. 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)

    Comment by AM from Arbor Heights — 10:16 pm May 7, 2012 #

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

    Comment by Sharon — 10:19 pm May 7, 2012 #

  27. The Little Mermaid

    Comment by Sharon — 10:20 pm May 7, 2012 #

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

    Comment by Diane — 10:30 pm May 7, 2012 #

  29. 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!

    Comment by westseattledood — 10:46 pm May 7, 2012 #

  30. 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.

    Comment by freddie — 9:39 am May 8, 2012 #

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

    Comment by VBD — 10:37 am May 8, 2012 #

  32. The Artist

    Comment by Marge Evans — 11:54 am May 8, 2012 #

  33. Juno
    Singles
    Portlandia (1st season)
    48 hours

    Comment by PS — 3:02 pm May 9, 2012 #

  34. ET
    Avatar
    Iron Man
    Spaceballs
    Big Daddy
    Little fockers
    not in this order

    Comment by denise — 8:16 pm May 9, 2012 #

  35. Ever After
    Wall-E
    ET
    Monsters Inc.
    Big Daddy
    Fried Green Tomatoes!
    Mermaids!!!!
    Now and Then
    Stand by Me
    Tangled

    Comment by Just me — 2:25 pm May 10, 2012 #

  36. A big ole’ second on:

    The Gods Must Be Crazy
    Big
    Batteries Not Included

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

    Comment by funkietoo — 2:04 pm May 11, 2012 #

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

    Comment by Vy — 12:36 pm May 14, 2012 #

  38. When do they start showing the movies? July?

    Comment by Elizabeth — 1:47 pm May 17, 2012 #

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

    Comment by WSB — 2:02 pm May 17, 2012 #

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