West Seattle Outdoor Movies 2015: Ready for your suggestion(s)!

(WSB file photo of West Seattle Outdoor Movies audience in Hotwire courtyard)
The dates are set for the 2015 season of West Seattle Outdoor Movies – six summertime Saturday nights, July 18th to August 22nd, in the courtyard next to Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) at 4410 California SW. If you are brand-new to West Seattle this year – it’s our area’s only outdoor movie series, free admission, concessions and raffles to benefit local nonprofits. And the movies are chosen with community input – this means you! The online suggestion box is open right now – what movie would you like to see? While the series is intended to be mostly family-friendly, that does NOT mean it’s limited strictly to G-rated movies. To avoid recent reruns, here’s what was shown in the past three years:

2014’s movie lineup was “Gravity,” “Spice World,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “The Blues Brothers,” “The Goonies,” “Frozen”

*2013′s movie lineup was “Goldfinger,” “Devil Wears Prada,” “Muppets,” “Avengers,” “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” “This Is Spinal Tap”

*2012′s movie lineup was “Pretty in Pink,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Lion King,” “Iron Man,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Top Gun”

We invite you to comment here with suggestions, and/or e-mail them to westseattlemovies@gmail.com!

P.S. Local businesses/organizations interested in co-sponsoring the series (we are proud to be on board again this year) are also invited to contact Hotwire proprietor/Outdoor Movies ringleader Lora Swift, same e-mail address as above.

52 Replies to "West Seattle Outdoor Movies 2015: Ready for your suggestion(s)!"

  • Norman April 22, 2015 (2:56 pm)

    I suggest Ratatouille (family) and Saving Grace (adults)

  • Christie April 22, 2015 (3:09 pm)

    You’ve got Mail
    Big Hero 6
    Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs
    Breakfast club

  • Forest April 22, 2015 (3:29 pm)

    Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in “Roman Holiday.”

  • LBJ April 22, 2015 (4:09 pm)

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail in honor of the anniversary!

  • SGG April 22, 2015 (4:27 pm)

    Blues Brothers

  • Oakley34 April 22, 2015 (4:28 pm)


    Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein

    Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure


  • Kathleen April 22, 2015 (4:30 pm)

    Parent Trap
    Raiders of the Lost Ark

  • RarelyEver April 22, 2015 (4:40 pm)

    Notting Hill, please! :)

  • martin April 22, 2015 (4:49 pm)

    gotta do some star wars, get some hype going

  • Ann April 22, 2015 (4:57 pm)

    Point Break
    Sabrina (old)
    Rock & Roll High School
    Dazed & Confused
    Almost Famous

  • Kim April 22, 2015 (4:57 pm)

    Up, please

  • Andi April 22, 2015 (5:02 pm)

    Agree with martin re: Star Wars. Just no prequels, please.

    I vote for some superheroes in there. Avengers, Iron Man, Thor. I may be excited for Ultron and still flying high after Daredevil on Netflix.

    I also vote for:

    The Rocketeer
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
    The Dark Crystal

  • Brenda Walden April 22, 2015 (6:24 pm)

    Napoleon Dynamite
    Star Wars

  • Al April 22, 2015 (6:26 pm)

    – Princess Bride (1987)

    – Breakfast Club (1985) — this year marks it’s 30th anniversary.

    – Tron (1982)

    – The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    – Jumanji (1995)

    – Jurassic Park (1993)

    – WALL-E (2008)

  • ChefJoe April 22, 2015 (6:45 pm)

    If you’re going to do star wars, you should either start or end with the Star Wars Holiday Special one night, for the diehard fans to shock the casual fans. Maybe do the Rifftrax version (if that’s not too non-PG) to make it worth sitting through the whole time.

    • WSB April 22, 2015 (6:50 pm)

      Unfortunately, Lucasfilm does not grant licensing for the “Star Wars” movies to be shown outdoors. (Maybe Disney will eventually change this.)

  • Debra siler April 22, 2015 (6:49 pm)

    Princess Bride
    Hope and Glory

  • JadenKale April 22, 2015 (6:55 pm)

    Here’s six (which all seem to work together too as a full lineup):
    Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (Because how awesome would David Bowie be in an outdoor movie venue?)
    Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971 version)
    Where The Wild Things Are (2009)
    Never Ending Story
    Peter Pan (Disney version)
    Big Fish

    That said, I like the Robin Williams suggestion of Popeye (or even a more adult suggestion like Good Morning, Vietnam). And honestly, I’m against the Star Wars viewings, since there will be loads of events at the theatres just before the December release. And my die-hard BF will be much more likely to see them in the theatre than outdoors where there could be distractions. *coughs* I live with a Star Wars purist *coughs*

  • Smitty April 22, 2015 (7:03 pm)

    “About Time”

    Awesome movie!

  • Duncan from Vetter April 22, 2015 (7:12 pm)


    I second that

  • ChefJoe April 22, 2015 (7:21 pm)

    Sharknado…. if only this was near the beach.

  • West Seattle Hipster April 22, 2015 (7:23 pm)

    The Big Lebowski


    One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest




    American Heart

  • claurenjunction April 22, 2015 (7:25 pm)

    Good Burger
    Julie & Julia
    Mrs. Doubtfire
    The Witches
    The Sandlot
    Best in Show

  • Kara April 22, 2015 (7:32 pm)

    -Big Lebowski
    -Wreck it Ralph
    -Guardians of the Galaxy
    -A League of Their Own

  • Scuba.mermaid April 22, 2015 (8:27 pm)

    Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
    Hook (1991)
    Andre (1994)
    Pretty Woman
    Anne Of Green Gables
    The Blind Side

  • Bill April 22, 2015 (8:42 pm)

    wild wild west
    The Rocketeer
    Star Wars

  • martin April 22, 2015 (8:47 pm)

    Damn you Mr Lucas….. Spaceballs then

  • Lina April 22, 2015 (9:13 pm)

    Up (!)
    The Lorax
    The Croods

    Best in Show
    American Beauty
    Big Fish (was so magical a few years ago to see it outside!)
    Stardust (also shown a few years ago but it was amazing)
    Amelie (!)

  • evergreen April 22, 2015 (9:15 pm)

    Double feature:
    Despicable Me

  • T-Street April 22, 2015 (9:50 pm)

    Mary Poppins
    Princess Bride
    Wizard of Oz

  • Zanda April 22, 2015 (10:05 pm)

    Howl’s Moving Castle
    Second Hand Lions

  • Cera April 22, 2015 (11:46 pm)

    Big YES to:
    Jurassic Park
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Big Fish
    Peter Pan (The live action version that came out in 2003 is GORGEOUS!)
    and I have to throw in a vote for Kindergarten Cop! So…Kindergarten Cop!

  • Tom April 23, 2015 (8:39 am)

    Rear Window

  • Anthony April 23, 2015 (9:54 am)

    Back to the Future Part II (they travel to the year 2015!!)

  • outdoor movie fan April 23, 2015 (7:15 pm)

    Pitch Perfect
    Captain America Winter Soldier

  • Tanya April 23, 2015 (8:07 pm)

    Donnie Darko!

  • Cera April 23, 2015 (10:06 pm)

    Oooooh, Pitch Perfect! I second that!

  • 2 Much Whine April 24, 2015 (11:29 am)


  • Angela April 24, 2015 (7:36 pm)

    Good will hunting
    The breakfast club
    Lilo & stitch
    Mamma mia
    Everything is illuminated
    Princess bride.

  • breezygirl April 24, 2015 (8:02 pm)

    Star Wars!! (Episodes 4, 5 & 6)

  • breezygirl April 24, 2015 (8:04 pm)


  • breezygirl April 24, 2015 (8:05 pm)

    My apologies, I got auto-corrected! That should be Goonies, not goodies! Lol!

  • linda April 24, 2015 (9:05 pm)

    I second or third Labyrinth, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Last Starfighter, Amelie,
    Second Hand Lions, Tron, A League of Their Own and The Dark Crystal.
    And propose (in no particular order of preference):
    Weird Science
    The Rookie
    The Legend of Bagger Vance
    The In-Laws (the original with Peter Falk and Alan Arkin)
    Hopscotch (Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson)
    Grosse Pointe Blank
    Strictly Ballroom
    October Sky
    Scavenger Hunt (1979)
    Drop Dead Gorgeous

  • Brian April 25, 2015 (10:21 pm)

    August Rush (great movie w/ a kid as the star; great soundtrack)
    Young@Heart (you’ll laugh; you’ll weep. Great movie)
    Chef—another vote
    Billy Eliot

    These are all movies that the entire family can enjoy

  • Cera April 26, 2015 (3:54 pm)

    Adding (seconding) a few more:

    A League of Their Own

    Pitch Perfect (I was surprised by how much I liked this, as a woman in her 30s! Would be good for most ages.)

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (This may be my top vote. Great for *almost* every age.)

  • Eirik April 26, 2015 (6:10 pm)

    The website is what Magnuson park is showing, they charge $5 per show, but I would say, yes

    1. back to the Future!

    2. Big hero 6

    3. UP! In honor of the house in Ballard!

    4. Guardians of the Galaxy, or some thing Star wars

    5. Madagascar 2, or 3 I have all 3 DVD’s if you don’t have a copy

    6. Despicable Me 2

    OH MOVIES OUTDOOR!!! WHEEE!!! Let’s go!!

  • Spoo April 26, 2015 (8:54 pm)

    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

  • Linda April 27, 2015 (5:44 pm)

    Thought of another few:
    It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad world
    The Amazing Race (Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk)
    Around the world in 80 days

  • Juan April 28, 2015 (7:42 pm)

    What about a film en Español? West Seattle has the largest population of Spanish speaking residents. Let’s add a bit of spice!!

    Pan’s Labyrinth

  • Jessica April 29, 2015 (10:22 am)

    As much as I LOVE the usual suspects (Princess Bride, Top Gun, Goonies, Ghostbusters, etc.)

    I would also love to see:

    Coming to America
    Adventures in Babysitting
    Top Secret!
    Dirty Dancing
    Flight of the Navigator
    The Burbs
    Short Circuit

  • Heather April 30, 2015 (9:35 pm)

    Mean Girls

  • Melodie May 1, 2015 (11:41 am)

    Dirty Dancing, Grease, Zoolander, The Lego Movie, Pitch Perfect, Gone Girl, Hunger Games

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