West Seattle Summer Movies on the Wall: 1 more needed!


(WSB photo from 2008 Movies on the Wall series)
The slate for this year’s West Seattle Summer Outdoor Movies on the Wall in The Junction – (Saturday nights 7/17-8/21 in the Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) courtyard) is ALMOST set, but organizers need one last movie idea. So far, the movies on the schedule are “Mamma Mia,” “Star Trek,” “War Games,” “Wayne’s World” and “Up” – the dates aren’t 100 percent final yet so we’re just mentioning the titles. One more movie is needed and the thought is “family-friendly,” G or PG. (Can’t be a Disney movie, for date-related licensing reasons, so “Up” is the only one from the House of Mouse that you’ll see this year.) Suggestions are being taken today only – please post one in the comment section if you’ve got an idea, and the Movies on the Wall team thanks you for the earlier nominations!

50 Replies to "West Seattle Summer Movies on the Wall: 1 more needed!"

  • Shannon May 14, 2010 (8:47 am)

    The Goonies!

  • McNeight May 14, 2010 (8:52 am)

    How about “The Goonies”?

  • Paula May 14, 2010 (8:55 am)

    Independence Day :)

  • Charon May 14, 2010 (8:57 am)

    Wall-E by Pixar, or Kiki’s Delivery Service (english dub)

  • mpento May 14, 2010 (9:04 am)

    its a mad mad mad mad world

  • HolyKow May 14, 2010 (9:06 am)

    Goonies is good. How’s about:

    Princess Bride

    Star Wars (new hope or empire)


    Is is not a kids movie, but Shawshank Redemption is one of the best of all time.

    Lord of the Rings (but you may run out of dark)

    Roger Rabbit

    Forest Gump

    Monster Squad


    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Back to the Future (one)

    Gross Pointe Blank

    Groundhog Day

    Little Miss Sunshine

    Monsters V Aliens

    Another ‘not a kids movie’, but you gotta consider American Beauty, total freakin’ classic.

    Men in Black (1 or 2 or a double)

    Happy Gilmore

    Little Shop of Horrors

    Rio Bravo

    True Grit

    Well, that oughta get ya started…


  • toddinwestwood May 14, 2010 (9:07 am)


    or Mad Max

  • Carol Wagener May 14, 2010 (9:21 am)

    Finding Nemo…not sure if that is Disney?
    To Kill a Mockingbird

  • Thistle May 14, 2010 (9:29 am)

    Some of my favorite family movies that would be fun to have outdoors:

    Chicken Run
    Back to the Future
    Milo and Otis
    Iron Giant
    FairyTale: A True Story (1997 British movie)

    and yes…


  • knm May 14, 2010 (9:30 am)

    I agree with GOONIES!!!!!


    Bednobs and Broomsticks
    The Apple Dumpling Gang
    Indiana Jones
    The Sandlot
    The Wizard of Oz
    Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
    The Sound of Music

  • hopey May 14, 2010 (9:39 am)

    Singin’ In The Rain
    The Wiz (with Michael Jackson etc)
    Indiana Jones, the first one

  • Danielle Slota May 14, 2010 (9:39 am)

    The Princess & The Frog
    The Sandlot (previouslt nominated)
    Bedknobs & Broomsticks (previously nominated)
    Charlie & the Chocolate factory (the original)

  • Chris May 14, 2010 (9:46 am)

    Gotta love Big IP. Because it does Disney so much good to use licensing to keep people from watching a movie. Talk about shooting yourself in the ear…

  • Steve May 14, 2010 (10:06 am)

    Hachiko, A Dog’s Story


  • MK May 14, 2010 (10:06 am)

    March of the Penguins
    Happy Feet
    Ice Age
    Mrs Doubtfire
    Wallace & Gromit
    My Neighbor Totoro
    Alice in Wonderland

  • Earlobe May 14, 2010 (11:35 am)

    The Fantastic Mr. Fox

  • Jim May 14, 2010 (11:39 am)

    The General (Buster Keaton)

    Show these kids a great silent movie.

  • bsmomma May 14, 2010 (11:48 am)

    SINGLES! Part of it was filmed right here in Lil Ol West Seattle! PLUS TONS of AWESOME local artists music. :) OK, just saw family friendly…………Maybe next year.

  • KN May 14, 2010 (12:07 pm)

    Any Monty Python flick or Blues Brothers

  • displacedcoastie May 14, 2010 (12:13 pm)

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    A Clockwork Orange
    Requiem for a Dream
    25th Hour

  • Dailycommuter May 14, 2010 (12:26 pm)

    Reflections of Murder, starring Joah Hackett, Sam Waterston & Tuesday Weld. Yes, it’s a 1974 remake of Diabolique, but it was shot here in Seattle and the Puget Sound area. The scene where the car carrying the dead body in the trunk stalls on the Viaduct is a nail-biting classic!

  • Ray May 14, 2010 (1:18 pm)


  • Michael May 14, 2010 (1:18 pm)

    Clash of the Titans… The Classic. You know, Harry Hamlin and the tacky metal owl… It’s Great!

  • celeste17 May 14, 2010 (1:31 pm)

    Dark Crystal
    Any Muppet Movie
    Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (w/ Gene Wilder)

  • Mike May 14, 2010 (1:57 pm)

    Caveman, with Ringo Starr and Shelly Long.

  • bridge to somewhere May 14, 2010 (2:04 pm)

    I second Requiem for a Dream

  • Carin May 14, 2010 (2:35 pm)

    The Goonies
    The Neverending Story
    Space Camp

  • kris May 14, 2010 (3:09 pm)

    How about the original Karate Kid?

  • Randall May 14, 2010 (3:51 pm)

    What is so confusing about ‘family-friendly?’ “Requiem for a Dream?” Give me a break.

    Left-field suggestion would be “Support your Local Sherriff.” Bit of a slap-sticky western with James Garner. Caught it on basic cable during a snow day once upon a time and thought it was a bit of an under-appreciated gem.

    Thought the Clash of the Titans suggestion was pretty good, too, as well as Karate Kid. I’m certain interest in either is relatively higher lately.

  • CurlyQ May 14, 2010 (3:58 pm)

    Hoodwinked, Hoodwinked, Hoodwinked, Hoodwinked, and…Hoodwinked!
    GREATEST soundtrack you’ve never heard, with voices by Anne Hathaway, Andy Dick, Glenn Close…it’s one of our faves and was way under-appreciated when released.
    Oh, and Princess Bride.
    And anything by Hayao Miyazaki.

  • Djake May 14, 2010 (4:11 pm)

    just for information…we recently ran both Goonies and Princess Bride and anything Pixar is Disney

  • toddinwestwood May 14, 2010 (4:40 pm)

    The Sugarland Express

    The Lost Weekend starring Ray Milland. We could have Kirk Dubb at intermission.

  • Morgan Junction Mom May 14, 2010 (5:09 pm)

    Speed Racer
    Harry and the Hendersons
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

  • HiD May 14, 2010 (5:12 pm)

    UP — Excellent family choice

  • Val Vashon May 14, 2010 (5:48 pm)

    Whatever it is, please show it and all the other movies in the correct aspect ratio. If a movie is widescreen, please project it in widescreen instead of squeezing it into an essentially square box. If you can’t do that, please request panned and scanned (for 4×3 TV) versions of the films. My eyes hurt during Cars last year- Lightning McQueen isn’t that skinny! I know free movie watchers can’t be choosers but showing anything in the wrong aspect ratio doesn’t respect the original material.

  • Reeve May 14, 2010 (6:13 pm)

    How about Airplane?! And FYI we rented the first Indiana Jones and it’s remarkably violent. We just forget….

  • beth May 14, 2010 (7:04 pm)

    Pippi Longstocking!

  • Nuancedream May 14, 2010 (7:05 pm)

    How about the 1938 version of The Adventures of Robin Hood? Russell Crowe can’t compete with the original Robin Hood, Errol Flynn!!

  • Forest May 14, 2010 (7:15 pm)

    Considering it was recommended as much as any other movie in the first WSB call for titles, for what reasons did “Breaking Away” not make the cut? Was there a licensing problem of some kind?

  • Val M May 14, 2010 (7:26 pm)

    Definitely Dark Crystal or Labyrinth, Secret of Roan Inish, or Chicken Run.

  • Laurie May 14, 2010 (7:42 pm)

    Breaking Away is one of my all-time favorite, but perhaps people thought it was too old? It’s a great film, and it’s aged well.

  • mike flynn May 14, 2010 (8:17 pm)

    Beach Blanket Bingo

    Mary Poppins

    Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

    Buckaroo Banzai

    Yours, Mine, and Ours (Lucille Ball)

    The Seven Voyages of Sinbad

  • BobLoblaw May 14, 2010 (8:33 pm)

    “Lars and the Real Girl” is about the best film about community I have ever seen. Too much of a thinker for the under 13 crowd, probably. But it’s really, really good.
    Good for all = Little Shop of Horrors.
    Bob Loblaw’s two cents …

  • Carol May 14, 2010 (8:34 pm)

    I agree, Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad World!
    Oh, Breaking Away is a good call also!

  • side of blue cheese May 14, 2010 (8:51 pm)

    It’s funny I was thinking Goonies as I clicked on the comment link. And there it was as the first two suggestions! GOONIES!!

  • grease May 14, 2010 (9:53 pm)

    The Goonies

  • toddinwestwood May 15, 2010 (12:07 am)

    .But the worst thing I ever done — I mixed a pot of fake puke at home and then I went to this movie theater, hid the puke in my jacket, climbed up to the balcony and then, t-t-then, I made a noise like this: hua-hua-hua-huaaaaaaa — and then I dumped it over the side, all over the people in the audience. And then, this was horrible, all the people started getting sick and throwing up all over each other. I never felt so bad in my entire life.
    Jake Fratelli : I’m beginning to like this kid, Ma!

    Read more: http://www.methodshop.com/video/reviews/goonies/index.shtml#ixzz0nynLqiUg

  • Ella Sharp May 15, 2010 (11:40 am)

    Dreamer (with Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning)

    The Bear (1988)

    Over the Hedge (Dreamworks)

    Bee Movie (Dreamworks)

    Charlotte’s Web (also with Dakota Fanning)

    Not to knock Goonies, but everyone does that.

  • Ella Sharp May 15, 2010 (11:41 am)

    Oh, one more vote —

    The Last Unicorn

  • TM May 15, 2010 (9:54 pm)

    Cinema Paradisio

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