PARK & WATCH: West Seattle Chamber of Commerce presenting ‘Secret Life of Pets’ October 9th

That’s the trailer for “Secret Life of Pets,” which the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce will show as a park-your-car-and-watch movie Friday, October 9th, in the north lot at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor). Tickets are limited – $50 per carload, which includes one bag of popcorn, two boxes of candy, and two sodas. The lot will open at 5:30 pm, with the movie at 6:45 pm. You don’t have to be a Chamber member to go – register here to get your ticket, while they last.

21 Replies to "PARK & WATCH: West Seattle Chamber of Commerce presenting 'Secret Life of Pets' October 9th"

  • BigJer September 28, 2020 (9:11 pm)

    Just curious, is the Chamber using this as a fundraiser of some sort? $50 for a make-shift drive-in movie seems steep, especially considering the economic situation of many during COVID times. 

    • CMT September 28, 2020 (9:21 pm)

      Yes, agree.  Sounds fun but more than our small family would spend on that absent a worthy cause.

  • Pete September 28, 2020 (9:38 pm)

    Yes it is a fundraiser. But it is $50 per car load and a goodie bag. 

  • Jissy September 28, 2020 (9:53 pm)

    I, too was very excited for this when I read the headline, until I saw the cost… COVID or not, that is steep IMO. 

  • Sarah September 28, 2020 (9:55 pm)

    Also curious whether the proceeds will be used for something specific. Also, The Secret Life of Pets is an awful movie. It had potential, but I was horrified when I took my son to see it and there was a whole subplot of a “diverse” animal gang that kills other pets. Like, they had “urban” (Black vernacular and Latinx-American) accents. It was disgusting. 

    • Lina September 29, 2020 (7:36 am)

      Yeah, this was really disturbing for me as well.  I feel like movies need an Equity Toolkit to evaluate if they are playing out any racist tropes…. 

  • Kera September 29, 2020 (4:34 am)

    For chambers, I do disagree with the price to pay in. With COVID-19- don’t you ever think how the budget impacts some of us who couldn’t afford $50 per vehicle. Nah. Count us out!  I can bring my own popcorn, drinks and goodies.

  • 22blades September 29, 2020 (6:52 am)

    $50 for the food bank? For the clothing bank? For medical outreach? Sorry but nope.

  • WSJohn September 29, 2020 (8:14 am)

    4 tickets to the movies plus treats easily runs you $100.  This is treat and something different in these limited social entertainment times.  Great idea!

    • Nathan September 29, 2020 (9:14 am)

      Aren’t second run movie theaters $3/ticket these days? This movie is much older than that. Charging so much more just because we don’t have the option seems like pandemic price gouging. This is also more than real drive-in theaters ever charged per carload for newer movies. I agree that it would have to support a worthy cause. 

  • notacheapskate September 29, 2020 (10:07 am)

    Excuse me, expensive? Take your spouse and two kids to the movies and you’re out nearly $60, no snacks. Add popcorn, candy, a couple drinks, and god forbid, alcohol, and you’re in for $90-100. Put a crowbar in your wallet, people.

    • CMT September 29, 2020 (10:29 am)

      I’m “not a cheapskate” either.  I would pay that to see a movie in a theater with hot popcorn, a comfortable seat, excellent picture quality and surround sound.  I wouldn’t pay it to sit in a car with likely cold popcorn and, as someone pointed out, a makeshift viewing experience.  If you would, great, but if these types of events are to be a success, the organizers probably want to know the price point at which people are motivated to attend.

    • Pelicans September 29, 2020 (10:42 am)

      notacheapskate, Please try to resist the urge to decide for others what constitutes a prudent amount to spend on entertainment. Just because people are balking at the $50 admission doesn’t mean they’re cheapskates. Many people are watching their budgets, yet looking for safe ways to get out for some fun. And yes, there should be more explanation where the admission charge goes, especially for a movie that old.

      • Imnotcheapeither September 29, 2020 (8:26 pm)

        Uh, pot calling the kettle black, my friend. Isn’t this comment in response to others deciding it was overpriced and somehow a rip off? I agree with this comment about people being cheap, and was bothered by all the comments about it being too expensive. Yes, this isn’t an indoor theater but it still takes money to organize the event! $50/car for a movie, popcorn, candy and two drinks seems like a deal! This isn’t 1970. 

  • wsstudent September 29, 2020 (12:43 pm)

    I am wondering if they even have the right licensing to charge people to view a movie.

  • Mrs. A September 30, 2020 (1:45 pm)

    What is the fundraiser for??  

  • Graciano September 30, 2020 (3:19 pm)

    Maybe it helps pays the property taxes on those Free Parking lots in West Seattle..

    • WSB September 30, 2020 (4:48 pm)

      The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, which is presenting the movie, has nothing to do with those lots. The taxes are paid by the West Seattle Junction Association, which is a different organization.

  • Junction Lady October 3, 2020 (12:33 pm)

    We plan to take the grandkids to this special event!  Will be looking for signs on where to enter and wondering how we will hear the sound?   Looking forward to it!

    • WSB October 3, 2020 (1:18 pm)

      I don’t know about the sound but the north parking lot is very clearly signed from 16th – the college has two entrances, north and south; the north lot is for example where the car show was held for several years. Both entrances have illuminated signboards right next to the driveways.

    • waikikigirl October 3, 2020 (4:29 pm)

      Maybe the sound is thru one of your radio stations you’ll need to tune into???

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