That's a Wrap for the 2018 Movies

Thank you again for attending 14th year of the West Seattle Outdoor Movies. We hope you enjoyed free outdoor movies all summer long.

We appreciate the partnership with the YMCA and the work they put into producing these six family-friendly and action-packed movies:

Wonder Woman 21-Jul
The Secret Life of Pets 28-Jul
Star Wars: The Last Jedi 4-Aug
A Wrinkle in Time 11-Aug
Coco 18-Aug
Black Panther 25-Aug

Thanks to all the sponsors who were able to donate raffle items. We raised almost $800 for nonprofits such as the West Seattle Food Bank, West Seattle Helpline, West Seattle Timebank, ArtsWest, West Seattle Mural Project and Westside Baby.

We appreciate the people who presented before the movies, brought materials to share with the crowd, and served food & beverages.   

Thank you to our media sponsor, the West Seattle Blog.

Thank you to Sound Credit Union, the WSOM presenting sponsor.

Watch for the start of the 2019 West Seattle Outdoor Movies beginning on Saturday, July 20th.

Black Panther August 25

Get ready for the blockbuster of the year and the final movie for the 2018 season: Black Panther!

After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

Black Panther Rated PG-13 (2018)

Black Panther Trivia: As chieftain, the Panther is entitled to eat a special heart-shaped herb which, in addition to his mystical, shamanistic connection with the Wakandan Panther God Bast, grants him superhumanly acute senses, enhanced strength, speed, agility, stamina, durability, healing, and reflexes!

Presenting sponsor for Black Panther is Sound Credit Union. Thank you! Join us for the final movie of the 2018 at the YMCA festival space. We'll have ice cream treats from Sweet Bumpas Ice Cream.

The charity for this movie is the West Seattle Mural project.

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For more information about the Mural Project click here.

Bring family, friends and some funds! Gates at 6:30 PM - FREE!

Thank you to the West Seattle Blog - the West Seattle Movies ongoing media sponsor.

Coco August 18th

Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Join us this Saturday, August 18th for Coco. Curious Kidstuff, West Seattle Dream Dinners, Hope Lutheran and Menashe & Sons are the presenting sponsors with ArtsWest as the raffle recipient of this week’s movie.

Food truck this week will be Macho Burgers.

The YMCA will have face painting set up too.

We'll also have representatives from the Get Moving Fund! Ping pong, giant connect four, hoola-hoops - just to name a few!

The Seattle Parks District Get Moving Fund from Seattle Parks and Recreation supports local nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and community groups in offering innovative and culturally relevant events and/or projects to increase participation in community sports, recreation and physical fitness activities that serve under-resourced communities (such as immigrant populations, people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ etc.).

The goal of the Get Moving Fund is to increase participation and opportunities for physical activities, prioritizing neighborhoods and communities afflicted by health disparities.

Coco garnered a variety of awards and nominations, many of them in the Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (for "Remember Me") categories. It was chosen by the National Board of Review as the Best Animated Film of 2017. At the 90th Academy Awards, it won Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. The film garnered two nominations at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, winning for Best Animated Feature Film. Coco also won the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for both Best Animated Feature and Best Song. The film led the 45th Annie Awards with thirteen nominations, and won a record-breaking eleven awards,[7] including Best Animated Feature, Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production, Outstanding Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature Production, and Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production for Gonzalez. Producer Darla K. Anderson won Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures at the 29th Producers Guild of America Awards. The film won two Saturn Awards for Best Animated Film and Best Music. The film's visual effects were acclaimed by the Visual Effects Society, which gave the film awards in all four of its animated film categories.

Coco Triva:
The film features a variety of animated caricatures or cameo appearances of legendary Mexican celebrities, paying homage to them. Among the many deceased Mexican celebrities who are featured in the film include: Santo, a wrestler; movie actor Cantinflas; actors and singers Pedro Infante and Jorge Negrete; painter Frida Kahlo; Emiliano Zapata, one of the revolutionary leaders during the Mexican Revolution; and actress María Félix. Director Lee Unkrich has stated that besides these celebrities, there are more hidden in the film.

Bring family, friends and some funds to purchase concessions and raffle tickets. This weeks sponsored charity is ArtsWest.

All movies are shown at the West Seattle/Fauntleroy YMCA festival street. Gates at 6:30 PM. FREE!

A Wrinkle in Time August 11th

Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.

Join us this Saturday, August 11th for the 2018 release of A Wrinkle in Time. Sponsored by the West Seattle Blog, this version is from visionary director Ava DuVernay. Based on the timeless classic and filled with spectacle, warmth and heart, this celebrated film follows an ordinary girl’s epic adventure and brave journey to save her family.

Bring family, friends and some funds to purchase concessions and raffle tickets. This weeks sponsored charity is the West Seattle Timebank. What is a Timebank? If you do something to help someone else, whatever skills are involved, each hour of time is collected in your account. You can then use those banked hours to get help from other people in the timebank. It's a win-win!

All movies are shown at the West Seattle/Fauntleroy YCMA festival street. Gates at 6:30 PM. FREE!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi August 4th

Luke Skywalker's peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.

Feel the force this Saturday for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Sponsored by West Seattle Food Bank, West Seattle Activ Space, Better Builders, Olympia Coffee, West Seattle Christian, QFC, Sound Credit Union and School of Rock West Seattle.

Joining us for treats is Sweet Bumpas Ice Cream.

Media sponsor: West Seattle Blog 

Located at the West Seattle Fauntleroy YMCA.

All raffle proceeds will benefit the West Seattle Food Bank.

Bring family, friends and funds for concessions and raffle tickets.

Gates at 6:30 PM, movie at DUSK.


Secret Life of Pets July 28th

Max is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that's bound for the pound. Luckily, a rebellious bunny named Snowball swoops in to save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who've done them wrong.

Join us on Saturday, July 28th at the West Seattle Fauntleroy YMCA for the Secret Life of Pets sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services West Seattle.

We'll have WestSide Baby with the diaper van, so please bring packs of diapers to donate and money for the raffle.

 "We encourage you to consider – if babies could talk, they might say one of two things: ‘I’m hungry!’ or ‘Change me!’ Sometimes, it’s simple to understand what an infant needs and how you can help. Become an advocate for babies by collecting diapers from your friends, school and community and join us in giving babies a voice! Making a difference can be as simple as gifting diapers."

This movie, we'll have some delicious noshing from the Macho Burger food truck, so show up hungry.

Gates at 6:30 PM - FREE!