ADMIRAL BIZNOTES: ‘Mommy Matinees’; Kosara; White Crane Wellness


BRINGING BABY TO THE MOVIE! While it’s billed as being for “mommies,” the new Friday morning events at the historic Admiral Theater are really for anyone with a very young baby in tow. The Admiral recently launched 10 am Friday showings described as “first-run matinees for parents, nannies, grandparents and caregivers. The sound will be turned down and you’re welcome to bring a stroller, feed your baby, let your baby fuss, cry or coo, and no one will mind! Please note these movies are our regularly featured movies. Children age five and under are free. Adult tickets are matinee-priced.” The movies are first-run films already on the theater’s schedule, so this week’s movies – tomorrow (August 26th) at 10 am – are Florence Foster Jenkins” and “War Dogs.”

KOSARA ON THE WAY TO ADMIRAL: Across the street from the theater, you might have noticed the liquor-license posting for Kosara at the former Zatz Bagels, which closed in June 2015 at 2348 California SW – we’ve received more than a few questions about it. We noticed it too and have been trying to get more information; the license application includes a familiar name, Plamen Stoyanov, already a West Seattle restaurateur (Amante, Huddle), but when reached for comment, he told WSB he’s not yet ready to go public with the plan. So all we know is that the license being sought is for a restaurant with beer and wine.

WHITE CRANE WELLNESS MERGES WITH WEST SEATTLE WELLNESS: In South Admiral, White Crane Wellness (3435 California SW) has been acquired by West Seattle Wellness, and remains open for what its new ownership describes as “alternative health care services such as, but not limited to, acupuncture, massage, energy work, physical therapy, counseling, organic skin care, and more.” You’re invited to an open house at White Crane on Saturday, October 1st, 1-4 pm.

8 Replies to "ADMIRAL BIZNOTES: 'Mommy Matinees'; Kosara; White Crane Wellness"

  • An involved Father August 25, 2016 (1:57 pm)

    Are there Daddy matinees?  There are a lot of Dads that take paternity leave or may have their own business or be between jobs. Men take care of kids too.

    Not faulting wsb or admiral but this prevalent idea that only women take care of children is not reality.

    It’s really insulting to me and I’m surprised it’s a recurring label in such a progressive area. I / Men take care of kids, they work, do laundry, shop for groceries, make meals, clean house, washcars, do yardwork, pay bills, work one or two jobs, volunteer in the classroom, etc. 

    • WSB August 25, 2016 (2:06 pm)

      Of course they do. And if you read the story, the description is that it’s for ALL people with small children in tow, whether moms, dads, caregivers, grandparents, whatever, and it is very specifically described as such. On the website – which is linked above – too.

      (And, the Admiral website also says, the showings are open to everyone even if you don’t have a small child in tow, if you don’t mind the fact that most audience members probably will.)

      • Justin Bishop August 25, 2016 (3:24 pm)

        obviously everyone is allowed to come.  it’d be seriously illegal otherwise.  doesn’t excuse the discriminatory stereotype anymore than when colleges have a brochure with only white people on it.  (or i guess they’re just “overly sensitive” too).  the college could say “well most of our students are white so the brochure just reflects the majority of our customers” and it doesn’t make it any more ok.  The brochure sends the subtle messages that minorities aren’t welcome, and an event called “movies 4 mommies” sends the same subtle message to fathers.

    • Jason August 25, 2016 (3:24 pm)

      The story says its for everyone bro, they probably used ‘mommie’ because ‘caregiver matinee’ sounds kind of boring and let’s be honest, it’s mostly going to be full of moms.

  • Aero August 25, 2016 (2:12 pm)

    Why are people so sensitive? My husband does just as much if not more than I do around the house, we both work and take care of kids however I can guarantee he wouldn’t be so easily offended by “mommy matinees”. It clearly states anyone can bring a young child to the movies. 

  • sam-c August 25, 2016 (2:25 pm)

    I think it is a great idea. I remember some parents from my PEPS group going to see movies in Bellevue/ similar thing- first run movies, not so loud, no problem to bring small kids.  My days with really tiny ones have passed, but I can’t imagine taking my 3 year old to a theater while something like War Dogs is playing!  (since they say 5 and under free) 

  • DaveB August 25, 2016 (3:43 pm)

    I just walked past the old Zatz’s space and asked the man working there what it was going in. He  only said “a restaurant.” 

  • Jeannie August 26, 2016 (1:44 am)

    Good heavens, have we gotten so sensitive? Of course, daddies are more than welcome. And surely we appreciate all that “involved” fathers do for their families. It’s just a name; obviously, the Admiral wanted to use alliteration.  

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