REMINDER: Admiral Theater ‘Group Hug’ tomorrow morning

In case you missed our original mention and are going to be in The Admiral District at midmorning tomorrow (Friday), a reminder that almost a thousand students will be there too, for the “Group Hug for The Admiral” event. As reported here last week, it’s a big photo op to commemorate the soon-to-start major renovations at the historic Admiral Theater, organized by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, which did the same thing for the Alki Homestead/Fir Lodge on the first Friday of June last year. SWSHS executive director Clay Eals says neighbors in the area all have received a notice; students will start arriving, on foot, around 9:30 am, from Alki, Lafayette, and Schmitz Park Elementary Schools. The ceremony/photo is set for 10 am; former mayors Norm Rice and Greg Nickels (an Admiral-area resident) are scheduled to speak to them briefly. No streets will be closed but a few parking spaces in front of the theater will be off-limits for the duration of the event.

8 Replies to "REMINDER: Admiral Theater 'Group Hug' tomorrow morning"

  • chick flick June 2, 2016 (6:22 pm)

    Are there any drawings that show the configuration of the remodel? Please post.

  • Be nana June 2, 2016 (11:13 pm)

    Can anyone explain to me what the value is to the kids?  It doesn’t seem fun, educational or much of anything.  Am I being too much of a grinch about this?

    • WSB June 2, 2016 (11:21 pm)

      What’s there to be grinchy about? We were in the midst of the crowd at the Homestead event last year and the excitement ran pretty thick, even if for some it was nothing more than a routine-breaker.

      • West Seattle since 1979 June 3, 2016 (9:52 am)

        I remember being in school (eons ago). Anything to get out out of the classroom for a little while,  especially on a nice day like today, was fun as far as we were concerned! I know kids now have more devices and stuff to play with than we did, but I’m sure they’re probably enjoying getting away from school for a little while.  

        • WSB June 3, 2016 (10:39 am)

          It’s over and went well. We’ll have the start of a report up shortly.

  • BrassyMomma June 3, 2016 (4:07 am)

    Please keep an extra set of eyes on all the kids. A huge crowd next to that intersection is just unnerving! 

  • Be nana June 3, 2016 (8:57 am)

    brassy- agreed.  1000 kids more or less!  I don’t understand where they will be.  Guess we’ll see.  

    • WSB June 3, 2016 (9:48 am)

      We are here and it’s quite under control! See our Twitter feed for photos/video.

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