West Seattle Event Calendar

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Mar
22
Wed
2017
‘The Ship Sails Again’: Admiral Theater celebration
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Just two years shy of 100 years old, the Historic Admiral Theater will celebrate its recent $1.7 million renovation with a unique evening saluting four key periods in the history of the art-deco, nautical-themed moviehouse.

The event on the evening of Wednesday, March 22, is called “The Ship Sails Again: Four Screens, Four Eras.” Launching the event will be an indoor ribbon-cutting (using film instead of ribbon!). Also, the long-dormant outdoor ticket booth will come alive with public office-holders and volunteers distributing keepsake postcards commemorating the evening.

On the bill for this special evening will be four programs, each representing a turning point in the theater’s history and featuring films that have played the Admiral or its predecessor, the Portola Theater (which was in the building that is the current theater’s lobby):

n ERA ONE, the Portola Theater’s opening in 1919: A slate of classic silent films: Charlie Chaplin’s war parody “Shoulder Arms” (1918), plus three shorts, Harold Lloyd’s “The Marathon” (1919) and Buster Keaton’s “One Week” (1920) and “Cops” (1922). “Shoulder Arms” played the Portola Theater in August 1927. Showtimes: 6:50 and 8:40 p.m.

n ERA TWO, the Admiral Theater’s opening on Jan. 22, 1942: The Humphrey Bogart detective story “The Maltese Falcon” (1941), which played the Admiral Theater six weeks after it opened in 1942. Showtimes: 6:30 and 8:50 p.m.

n ERA THREE, the Admiral’s twinning in spring 1973: The nostalgic comedy “American Graffiti” (1973), which played the Admiral Theater in August 1974. Showtimes: 6:40 and 9 p.m.

n ERA FOUR, the renovation of the Admiral to four screens in fall 2016: The new Disney fantasy “Beauty and the Beast” (2017), which is slated to open at the Admiral on the previous Friday, March 17. Showtimes: 6:20 and 9:10 p.m.

Tickets for each program will be regular prices: $11.50 for adults, $9.50 for children (under 13) and seniors (60+) and $10.50 military. Those purchasing a pair of tickets for an early-evening show and late-evening show will receive a complimentary bag of the Admiral’s famous popcorn.

Advance ticket purchases are encouraged because of the expected crowds that evening. Advance tickets can be purchased at the theater, 2343 California Ave. S.W., or online at farawayentertainment.com/location/admiral-theater/ (click “Buy Tickets Online” in upper right corner).

The ribbon/film-cutting ceremony will take place at about 5:30 p.m. on the stairs inside the theater lobby. Participating in the ceremony will be a pair of public officials and West Seattle residents:

n Seattle City Council member Lisa Herbold, of District 1 (West Seattle and South Park), marking the city’s role in the 1989 landmarking of the Historic Admiral Theater, resulting from a grassroots campaign led by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

n King County Council Chair Joe McDermott, of District 8 (West Seattle, Vashon Island and parts of downtown), who championed the 4Culture “Building for Culture” grant of $95,000 that assisted in the renovation of the Historic Admiral Theater in 2016.

Also participating in the ceremony will be representatives of Far Away Entertainment, which operates the Historic Admiral Theater, and the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Other participants will include West Seattle residents Maryanne Tagney and David Jones, winners of a Historic Admiral Theater package at the historical society’s 2016 Champagne Gala Brunch.

The outdoor ticket booth will be open for the distribution of keepsake postcards at 5 p.m. Working the booth in shifts will be Herbold, McDermott and volunteers from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Before each screening that evening, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society will speak briefly about plans to restore the 1942 underwater murals that are now exposed on the interior walls of the outside walls of the theater. In the lobby, the historical society also will have an informational booth about the mural restoration.

For more information on “The Ship Sails Again: Four Screens, Four Eras,” contact Emily Adamson of Far Away Entertainment at 206-930-3383, emilydance@gmail.com, or Clay Eals of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society at 206-484-8008 or clay.eals@loghousemuseum.info.

Wednesday Night Movie @ Tap Station
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Movies at Tap Station: Each week we play one of our favorite movies in the back room. Every Wednesday at 7 pm.

February 8th Fargo
February 15th A Mighty Wind
February 22nd Stand By Me

Mar
29
Wed
2017
Wednesday Night Movie @ Tap Station
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Movies at Tap Station: Each week we play one of our favorite movies in the back room. Every Wednesday at 7 pm.

February 8th Fargo
February 15th A Mighty Wind
February 22nd Stand By Me

Apr
5
Wed
2017
Wednesday Night Movie @ Tap Station
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Movies at Tap Station: Each week we play one of our favorite movies in the back room. Every Wednesday at 7 pm.

February 8th Fargo
February 15th A Mighty Wind
February 22nd Stand By Me

Apr
10
Mon
2017
Movie Matinée: Up @ Southwest Library
Apr 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Join us at the Southwest Library for a free family movie matinee at the Southwest Branch. Snacks provided. Everyone welcome.

Description: Before 78 year old Carl Fredericksen is forced to move into a retirement home, he decides to go on one last adventure by rigging thousands of helium balloons to his house and floating away towards South America. On his journey he discovers a young stowaway, a crazed explorer, an exotic bird with a weakness for chocolate, and an endearing golden retriever with a voice box in this sweet, sad, and funny family favorite.

Winner: Golden Globes, 2010: Best Animated Feature Film
Winner: Academy Awards, 2010; Best Animated Feature Film of the year.

Rating PG – Parental Guidance Suggested

Run time: 96 minutes

View in Catalog: “Up

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Doors open 10 minutes prior to the start of the movie.

Contact Info: Southwest Branch 206-684-7455 or Ask a Librarian

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Apr
12
Wed
2017
Wednesday Night Movie @ Tap Station
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Movies at Tap Station: Each week we play one of our favorite movies in the back room. Every Wednesday at 7 pm.

February 8th Fargo
February 15th A Mighty Wind
February 22nd Stand By Me

Apr
19
Wed
2017
Wednesday Night Movie @ Tap Station
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Movies at Tap Station: Each week we play one of our favorite movies in the back room. Every Wednesday at 7 pm.

February 8th Fargo
February 15th A Mighty Wind
February 22nd Stand By Me

Apr
26
Wed
2017
Wednesday Night Movie @ Tap Station
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Movies at Tap Station: Each week we play one of our favorite movies in the back room. Every Wednesday at 7 pm.

February 8th Fargo
February 15th A Mighty Wind
February 22nd Stand By Me

May
3
Wed
2017
Wednesday Night Movie @ Tap Station
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Movies at Tap Station: Each week we play one of our favorite movies in the back room. Every Wednesday at 7 pm.

February 8th Fargo
February 15th A Mighty Wind
February 22nd Stand By Me

May
10
Wed
2017
Wednesday Night Movie @ Tap Station
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Movies at Tap Station: Each week we play one of our favorite movies in the back room. Every Wednesday at 7 pm.

February 8th Fargo
February 15th A Mighty Wind
February 22nd Stand By Me

May
17
Wed
2017
Wednesday Night Movie @ Tap Station
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Movies at Tap Station: Each week we play one of our favorite movies in the back room. Every Wednesday at 7 pm.

February 8th Fargo
February 15th A Mighty Wind
February 22nd Stand By Me

May
24
Wed
2017
Wednesday Night Movie @ Tap Station
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Movies at Tap Station: Each week we play one of our favorite movies in the back room. Every Wednesday at 7 pm.

February 8th Fargo
February 15th A Mighty Wind
February 22nd Stand By Me

May
31
Wed
2017
Wednesday Night Movie @ Tap Station
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Movies at Tap Station: Each week we play one of our favorite movies in the back room. Every Wednesday at 7 pm.

February 8th Fargo
February 15th A Mighty Wind
February 22nd Stand By Me

Jun
7
Wed
2017
Wednesday Night Movie @ Tap Station
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Movies at Tap Station: Each week we play one of our favorite movies in the back room. Every Wednesday at 7 pm.

February 8th Fargo
February 15th A Mighty Wind
February 22nd Stand By Me

Jun
14
Wed
2017
Wednesday Night Movie @ Tap Station
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Movies at Tap Station: Each week we play one of our favorite movies in the back room. Every Wednesday at 7 pm.

February 8th Fargo
February 15th A Mighty Wind
February 22nd Stand By Me

Jun
21
Wed
2017
Wednesday Night Movie @ Tap Station
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday Movies at Tap Station: Each week we play one of our favorite movies in the back room. Every Wednesday at 7 pm.

February 8th Fargo
February 15th A Mighty Wind
February 22nd Stand By Me

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