Seeking suggestions, sponsors for West Seattle Movies on the Wall


Another excuse to think “sunny … warm …” in the middle of today’s drippy chilliness: The virtual suggestion box is now open for the West Seattle Junction Outdoor Movies on the Wall series, which draws hundreds of people to the courtyard (seen above in a photo from last summer) between Dr. Wolff and Hotwire Coffee (WSB sponsor) for six summertime Saturday nights. As announced by Hotwire’s Lora Lewis, this year’s dates are:

Saturday, July 18th
Saturday, July 25th
Saturday, August 1st
Saturday, August 8th
Saturday, August 15th
Saturday, August 22nd

The movies should be family-friendly, though that doesn’t necessarily mean they have to be G-rated. Send your suggestion(s) to (If you don’t want your e-mail address attached to a suggestion, alternatives also include leaving a comment at the official website, – or even send a tweet to @wsmovies – or leave a comment here.) Lora’s also looking for series sponsors for the bargain-basement rate of $150; interested businesses can e-mail her at

Want to avoid a rerun of last year or the year before? Here’s last year’s list; here’s the 2007 list. So – what do you want to see On The Wall this summer? (By the way, no rainouts this year – if rain happens, the movie will move indoors to nearby West Seattle Christian Church‘s events center, where the winter movie series was held.)

42 Replies to "Seeking suggestions, sponsors for West Seattle Movies on the Wall"

  • Mike May 13, 2009 (9:46 pm)

    Zeeks and maybe they can sell by the slice at the movie!

  • christopherboffoli May 13, 2009 (9:53 pm)

    She’s seeking sponsors to pay the fee for the public exhibition of the film?

  • WSB May 13, 2009 (9:55 pm)

    There are costs for the equipment, etc. Lots less than previous years, as I understand it, because of various efficiencies in the plan, but it’s still not without costs to make this all happen – TR

  • AdamOnAlki May 13, 2009 (11:17 pm)

    Saturday, July 18th Back to the Future
    Saturday, July 25th Back to the Future, Part 2
    Saturday, August 1st Back to the Future, Part 3
    Saturday, August 8th The King of Comedy
    Saturday, August 15th Father of the Bride
    Saturday, August 22nd Heat

  • Tim McMonigle May 13, 2009 (11:51 pm)

    Secondhand Lions

  • Lora May 14, 2009 (7:28 am)

    Christopher – Apart from hard costs: insurance, equipment rental, licensing fees et al, all of the sponsorship funds for this event go to charity. Our main recipients are West Side Baby (Nancy has spoken a number of times at the event) and the Helpline.

    It’s one of the the main reasons I run this event along with providing a free community event to our lovely WS folks.

  • Patrick May 14, 2009 (9:13 am)

    Spinal Tap

  • Cynthia May 14, 2009 (9:38 am)

    How about some family films and/or sing alongs…

    Mamma Mia
    Sound of Music

    Several years ago I saw The Princess Bride on an outdoor big screen and that was a great movie to see that way.

  • Melissa May 14, 2009 (9:39 am)

    The Goonies!

  • JH May 14, 2009 (10:02 am)

    The original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory…of course!

  • momon35th May 14, 2009 (10:19 am)

    What about some classics like:
    Bringing up Baby
    The Thin Man
    The original Hairspray
    The Philadelphia Story

  • MLJ May 14, 2009 (10:54 am)

    Another vote for SPINAL TAP!

  • djake1984 May 14, 2009 (10:56 am)


  • Carolyn May 14, 2009 (10:58 am)

    Romancing the Stone
    The Princess Bride

  • HighPointDogWalker May 14, 2009 (11:09 am)

    Wallace and Grommit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit
    Beetlejuice or Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
    I second The Pricess Bride
    There’s Something About Mary

  • Patrick May 14, 2009 (11:16 am)

    Oooooooooo Curse of the Were-rabbit – wonderful movie!

  • Ex-Westwood Resident May 14, 2009 (12:38 pm)

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Original Disney version)
    When Harry Met Sally
    Top Gun

  • Funkie May 14, 2009 (1:27 pm)

    There are so many great ones to chose from!

    1. So I Married an Axe Murder (Mike Myers, Nancy Travis)
    2. The CottonClub (with Gregory Hines)
    3. Gods Must Be Crazy
    4. Dirty Dancing (Jennifer Grey, Patrick Swayze, Jerry Orbach)
    5. White Men Can’t Jump( Wesley Snipes,Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez.)
    6. The Big Chill (Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum)
    7. Young Frankenstein (Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman)
    Rush Hour (with Jackie Chan and Chris Rock)
    8. Blazing Saddles (With Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens)
    9. The Pink Panther (Peter Sellers–not Steve Martin)
    10. The Matrix (oh ya, )
    11. CaddyShack (Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield)
    12. Stripes (Bill Murray and Harold Ramis)

    Wow! Maybe we need double features!
    ;0) Cheers, Funkie2 ^..^

  • Lindsey May 14, 2009 (1:57 pm)

    Are they looking for any volunteers?

  • RS May 14, 2009 (4:19 pm)

    How about a “classic” trilogy- Time Bandits, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and Brazil. Give the kids some weirdness to ponder.

  • thiera May 14, 2009 (6:15 pm)

    OMG can we get some chick flicks???? sick of all the dude / kid movies. cater to us chicks mmmmk???

  • Vegemite May 14, 2009 (8:40 pm)

    Harold & Maude
    Princess Bride
    Love, Actually
    Time Bandits
    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
    Guess who’s coming to dinner
    12 Angry Men
    Son of Rambo
    Wallace & Grommit

  • LyndaB May 14, 2009 (10:48 pm)

    i second chick flick nights. dare i say it, i love ’50 first dates’.

    oh, how about some theme nights, too?

  • Lora May 15, 2009 (11:39 am)

    I love the idea of theme nights. OK, so question for everyone if we paired up a movie and a theme what are your suggestions? I could see the movie 50 First Dates and our pre-show being a modified Dating Game between some single guys and gals.

    Lindsey – yes we would love you to volunteer! Concessions are great or helping with the set-up of the event and always poster distribution.

  • Ex-Westwood Resident May 15, 2009 (1:19 pm)

    Caddyshack and Twilight beg to made into Theme night/movie night.

    Just imagine the golf clothes we would see :-p and twilight has been such a HUGE phenomenon with not only the younger crowd but older as well. Can do contests for worst golf outfit and best twilight vampire costume.

  • Aaron May 20, 2009 (10:48 am)

    Star Wars (the original) is always a crowd pleaser

  • Lady Di May 22, 2009 (3:02 pm)

    I am excited to be a part of Movies on the Wall!! We are located just down the alley so I know I’ll be watching movies all summer. Come join us for fun!!!
    Lady Di

  • jaymahn May 22, 2009 (4:12 pm)

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (very funny movie)
    Planet of the Apes (new version)
    Kate and Leopold (chick flick)

    …and my all time favorite

    Cutthroat Island (pirate movie – non-stop action adventure, comedy, romance)

  • Cakeitseasy May 22, 2009 (4:22 pm)

    Cary Grant!:
    Bringing Up Baby

    **Man On Wire**
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Around The World In 80 Days
    Auntie Mame
    The Dish
    Eagle vs Shark
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    Nuns on the Run
    Triplets of Belleville
    Shall We Dance
    The Boy With The Green Hair

    70’s nostalgia:
    Oh, God

    Yellow Submarine
    A Hard Days Night

  • SeditiousBroom May 22, 2009 (5:06 pm)

    The Princess Bride theme night: Pre-movie poetry slam! “Stop rhyming, I mean it!”

    Ghostbusters theme night: Costumes?

    Blazing Saddles or Firefly/ Serenity theme night: Western costumes, maybe with a suction-cup dart-gun shooting contest (shoot empty cups along the top of a wall)?

    Caddyshack theme night: mini golf? Plush-gopher fights?

  • Dreamland May 22, 2009 (6:25 pm)

    I think some old school flicks would be fun. I second/third/whatever Ghostbusters (symmetrical book stacking, anyone? Gatekeeper/keymaster?).
    Also Goonies, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Herbie movies. Too bad the new Star Trek can’t be put up there, it’s a lot of fun!

  • Dreamland May 22, 2009 (6:27 pm)

    Also who’s doing food? Can we entice a special “sailing” of the Skillet Airstream for movie goodness? And somebody had better have Junior Mints. Because it’s not a movie without Junior Mints.

  • BeachShiba May 22, 2009 (6:44 pm)

    The Black Stallion with Kelly Reno. What a great movie to see on a big screen.

  • BeachShiba May 22, 2009 (6:47 pm)

    My other suggestion is “The Bear”. Virtually no dialog but oh what a wonderful story…………It would be cool to watch outside too!!

  • Alki Resident May 23, 2009 (11:33 pm)

    Top Gun
    Big Daddy

  • IHF May 27, 2009 (1:32 pm)

    Seattle Center is showing Princess Bride on August 1st, so maybe Mask of Zorro (Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones) for summer Swashbuckling Adventure? Or go even older with Errol Flynn’s Adventures of Robin Hood?

    On a similar note, Fremont is showing Raiders of the Lost Ark this Summer, but the original Star Wars is something I’ll second (who doesn’t love that on a big screen?).

    And how about My Neighbor Totoro…

  • Cait May 28, 2009 (9:24 pm)

    Twilight! YESSS!!! Especially for a theme night.

    I think any of the Beatles movies would be great, Yellow Submarine especially.

    The Big Lebowski? Maybe that’s a little racy, IDK.

    Caddyshack, The Great Outdoors, Canadian Bacon…
    Cry Baby
    Pirates of the Caribbean (another awesome theme night)

  • Bleeped out May 28, 2009 (10:20 pm)

    I like these previously mentioned:

    The Bear
    Watched this with Surround Sound in a screened in room. Sounded like the bear was walking around you.

    Princess Bride
    What’s not to like?

    The Great Outdoors
    Self explanatory

    Wallace and Grommit
    Animated adventure for all ages

    Pig before he became citified.

    Homeward Bound
    Lost Pets

    Been there, still there?

  • Bleeped out May 28, 2009 (10:46 pm)

    1 more,

    Far From Home
    Story of boy & dog filmed in scenic B.C.

  • Cheryl May 30, 2009 (11:17 am)

    This is a wonderful family movie that is sort of forgotten, made in 1979, I think, and won an Oscar…about bicycling, among other things
    – “BREAKING AWAY” …here is a clip:

  • celeste17 June 1, 2009 (9:45 pm)

    Pretty woman
    Raider of the Lost Ark
    Mystic Pizza
    Star wars
    Any Muppet Movie
    Dark Crystal
    Mary Poppins
    Singing in the Rain
    Chicken Run (we could have an eating contest to see who can eat the most chicken wings)
    Hotel for Dogs (we could have wash dog sponsor a dog wash)
    Mystic Pizza and maybe Cafe Revo could sponsor a pizza eating contest

  • wsam June 4, 2009 (10:23 pm)

    princess bride
    any muppet movie
    back to the future
    something b&w – casablanca/roman holiday, etc.
    pirates of the caribbean
    ice age
    weird science
    lost boys
    harry potter 1
    willy wonka

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