CASTING CALL: Organization to fill the role of new West Seattle Outdoor Movies presenter

(WSB photo, August 2018)

Usually about this time on midsummer Saturday nights, a happy crowd is well into watching the week’s free presentation at West Seattle Outdoor Movies. But you won’t see that scene – or be part of it – this year, unless a new organization is found to take over the series for what would be its 15th season.

The movies long had a home at the courtyard adjacent to Hotwire Online Coffeehouse. But a few factors ended that, including proprietor Lora Radford selling the shop (she’s now executive director at the West Seattle Junction Association, and still a big booster of/adviser for the movie series), and the crowds simply outgrowing the space. The series moved to the “festival street” outside the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) at the end of the 2016 season, then shifting to its west parking lot, but that hasn’t proven to be the right fit for either the Y or WSOM, and so a new presenting organization is being sought – providing the site, equipment, among other things.

Ideas? Interest? Contact Lora Radford for starters,

6 Replies to "CASTING CALL: Organization to fill the role of new West Seattle Outdoor Movies presenter"

  • Jim January 19, 2019 (11:29 pm)

    WSOM belongs in a green park. No one wants to sit in a greasy, hot asphalt lot to watch a movie. How about that park near the Junction where folks leave the toys…Ercolini Park.

  • Kathryn Kosta January 20, 2019 (10:18 am)

    What about Hiawatha Park? It’s the Admiral Junction and still West Seattle obviously. 

  • Dana January 20, 2019 (2:39 pm)

    Camp Long isa primespot or this too. 

  • Celeste17 January 20, 2019 (3:39 pm)

    Some place with parking and easy access for those with disabilities.

  • JK January 21, 2019 (11:51 am)

    Daytona Park on the north side of the junction would be nice as well – maybe the event space could be opened up for refreshment sales to help offset costs?

    • JK January 22, 2019 (6:43 am)

      Err, Dakota park, not Daytona. :)

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