The Nighmare Before Christmas this Friday

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Jack Skellington: [singing] There's children throwing snowballs / instead of throwing heads / they're busy building toys / and absolutely no one's dead!

Special Halloween Movie Friday, October 30th

Come join us INSIDE for a special Movies on the (INDOOR) Wall. We're showing Tim Burton's a The Nighmare Before Christmas (Rated PG) at the West Seattle activity center located at 4400 42nd Ave SW.

Doors open at 6pm and the movie starts at 7pm. Bring your chairs and blankets of course and some spending money for raffle tickets and concessions. Also, don't forget the food banks this year, bring a can of food and trade it in for a raffle ticket!

It is the same routine every year in Halloweentown, on Halloween the monsters come out and perform a real scare. This particular Halloween, the pumpkin king Jack Skellington, bored of the idea, saunters off into the woods with his dog Zero after Halloween night. Upon the break of dawn, he discovers a clearing of trees with different doors representing various holidays. The Christmas Tree door attracts his attention and upon entrance into the world of Christmas, Jack is fascinated with this new idea of Christmas that he must absolutely share with the citizens of Halloweentown.

Cars this Saturday, August 22nd Last Movie of the 2009 Season!

Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston Cup Championship in California to compete against two seasoned pros, McQueen gets to know the town's offbeat characters--including Sally, a snazzy 2002 Porsche, Doc Hudson, a 1951 Hudson Hornet with a mysterious past, and Mater, a rusty but trusty tow truck, who help him realize that there are more important things than trophies, fame and sponsorship.
Join us this Saturday for the final movie of our 2009 Movies on the Wall. We will also have a FREE community BBQ hosted by West Seattle Christian Church.
Our pre-show is a Wallace and Gromit short.
Cars is sponsored by:
West Seattle Christian Pre-School
West Seattle and White Center Food Banks (bring a food donation too)
Bakery Nouveau
Curious Kids with the famous lightsticks

Pirates of the Caribbean Saturday, August 15th

This swash-buckling tale follows the quest of Captain Jack Sparrow, a savvy pirate, and Will Turner, a resourceful blacksmith, as they search for Elizabeth Swann. Elizabeth, the daughter of the governor and the love of Will's life, has been kidnapped by the feared Captain Barbossa. Little do they know, but the fierce and clever Barbossa has been cursed. He, along with his large crew, are under an ancient curse, doomed for eternity to neither live, nor die. That is, unless a blood sacrifice is made.

Join us this Saturday for fun pre-show games, BBQ, concessions, cupcakes, balloons and Pirates!

Sponsored by:

Liberty Bell Printing

Snap Fitness

Endolyne Joes

Close Encounters of the Third Kind Saturday, August 8th

Cableman Roy Neary is one of several people who experience a close encounter of the first kind, witnessing UFOs flying through the night sky. He is subsequently haunted by a mountainlike image in his head and becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents, putting severe strain on his marriage. Meanwhile, government agents around the world have a close encounter of the second kind, discovering physical evidence of otherworldly visitors in the form of military vehicles that went missing decades ago suddenly appearing in the middle of nowhere. Roy and the agents both follow the clues they have been given to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind: contact.
Pre-show Wallace and Gromit A Grand Day Out AND tin foil hats with the sing along to this iconic alien scene
Sponsored by the West Seattle Blog.

Footloose Saturday, July 25th

Classic tale of teen rebellion and repression features a delightful combination of dance choreography and realistic and touching performances. When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock. Though he tries hard to fit in, the streetwise Ren can't quite believe he's living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. There is one small pleasure, however: Ariel, a troubled but lovely blonde with a jealous boyfriend. and a Bible-thumping minister, who is responsible for keeping the town dance-free. Ren and his classmates want to do away with this ordinance, especially since the senior prom is around the corner, but only Ren has the courage to initiate a battle to abolish the outmoded ban and revitalize the spirit of the repressed townspeople. Fast-paced drama is filled with such now-famous hit songs as the title track and "Let's Hear It for the Boy.
Footloose sponsored by:
The Body Bar
Stella Ruffingtons Doggy Daycare
Don Pennell Prudental Real Estate
Martha L. Davis Child and Family Therapy
Esquin Wine Merchants
Pre-show are go-go dancers and chair massages

King Kong Saturday, July 25th Starts at Dusk

Quotes from the Movie:
Carl Denham: [after discovering a huge footprint of Kong] Keep those guns cocked.
Crew member: He's tellin' us.
Crew member: I'd hate to have that thing wrapped around me.
Carl Denham: [warning Jack about women] Some big, hardboiled egg gets a look at a pretty face and bang, he cracks up and goes sappy!
Ann Darrow: I thought you didn't like woman?Jack Driscoll: Yeah, but you're not woman.
Carl Denham: Listen, there are dozens of girls in this town tonight that are in more danger than they'll ever see with me.
Jack Driscoll: Yeah, but they know that kind of danger.
Carl Denham: [observing the natives dancing] Holy mackerel! What a show!
Captain Englehorn: And you expect to photograph it?
Carl Denham: If it's there, you bet I'll photograph it!
Jack Driscoll: Suppose it doesn't like having its picture taken?
Carl Denham: Well, now you know why I brought along those cases of gas bombs.
Jack Driscoll: [to Ann] Hey... I guess I love you.Carl Denham: [just before he instructs Ann on how to act in front of the camera] I see you've put on the "Beauty and the Beast" costume!
Ann Darrow: Uh, huh... it's the prettiest!
Carl Denham: And now, ladies and gentlemen, before I tell you any more, I'm going to show you the greatest thing your eyes have ever beheld. He was a king and a god in the world he knew, but now he comes to civilization merely a captive - a show to gratify your curiosity. Ladies and gentlemen, look at Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Carl Denham: Don't be alarmed, ladies and gentlemen. Those chains are made of chrome steel.
This Saturday, July 25th is the showing of the original 1933 film, King Kong.
The gates open at 7pm and remember to bring your chairs, blankets and friends for a great FREE evening for the entire family.
Concessions will be available for $1.00 each and cupcakes will be provided by Coffee to a Tea with Sugar.
King Kong and our pre-show this week is 'Beasts with Bananas' sponsored by Photography by Sarah Barrick. Our raffle items include gift certficates by Sarah Barrick, West 5, Elliot Bay, Hotwire
Coffee and Shadowlands.
All proceeds to go charity.
The short this week is by the National Film Festival for talented youth.

Princess Bride a Great Success

Record-breaking crowds as reported by the West Seattle Blog The bachlorette found her prince and went to the West 5 (thanks Dave for the gift certificate) and the 2 runners-up both received a gift card from Elliot Bay.

Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets, we raised $128 for Westside Baby which was handed to them on Sunday during the Stuff the Bus diaper drive.

Next up is King Kong, more details to follow this week.

Pre-Show & Princess Bride

We're gearing up for the first movie of the season, The Princess Bride. This year we're going to bring way more fun events even before the movie. At 8:15 get ready for the WS dating game. You remember that, right? One gal, three dudes? Lot's of great questions. Join us to see which bachelor is picked! Gift certificate provided by West 5.

While you're enjoying the dating game, grab yourself a BBQ pork slider compliments of Dream Dinners (sponsor). After the dating game we'll be watching a short by the National Film Festival for Talented Youth and will hear a few words from some of the directors.

The raffle this movie will benefit West Side Baby and the Helpline. Gift certificates provided by West 5, Lady Di Pet Chaperone and Elliot Bay Brewery. Tickets are $1.00 each or 3 for $2.00!

We'll have cupcakes from Coffee to a Tea with Sugar and concessions from West Seattle Christian Church. All proceeds go to charity. I hear we'll even have frozen Junior Mints as requested by the forum posts via the West Seattle Blog.

This week's movie is sponsored by:
Dream Dinners
Dr. Jerry Wolff
Dr. Heidi Horowitz
Lady Di Pet Chaperone
Hands to Paws Animal Massage
West 5
Elliot Bay Brewery
All website links can be found in the sidebar!

First Movie of the Season The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride Rated PG

Saturday, July 18th
A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. The story is one that has been passed down through from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the odious Prince Humperdinck, and Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. On the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest. They meet a few bad guys along the way to rescue Buttercup

We Need Your Suggestions!

Watch the West Seattle Blog for suggestions about the 2009 Movies on the Wall.

Napoleon Dynamite Pictures

Big fun at the last movie in the Winter series, Napoleon Dynamite! Tater Tot eating contest was a hoot with nine contestants going for the $25.00 Skylark Cafe gift certificate. Skylark was also kind enough to donate 5lbs of tater tots too for the event. Each contestant was asked why they thought they had a competitive edge over the others and the best answer was 'Because I didn't eat dinner and I'm darn hungry!'
Vote 4 Pedro cupcakes were provided by Coffee to a Tea with Sugar. Our raffle included items from local merchants and all the money went to West Side Baby. Thank you to everyone who supported this event. Watch for the summer series starting in July.

Willy Wonka Bit Hit!

Good times were had by all at the Willy Wonka show on Saturday. We had some great raffle items donated by Square One Books, West Seattle Christian Pre-School, Hands to Paws Pet Massage and Lady Di Pet Chaperone. All proceeds from the raffle went to WestSide Baby and Nancy was at the movies to say a few things too.
Join us on Saturday, March 21st for the final movie in the Winter Series, Napoleon Dynamite INDOORS at the WSCC activity Center.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory this Saturday, March 14th

Join us this Saturday for the second of the INDOOR Winter Movies on the Wall. Click here for the trailer of the 1971 original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
We will have a special 'golden ticket' raffle with all proceeds going to local West Seattle charities including WestSide Baby & Helpline. Bring a can of food too for the foodbanks.
Before the movie will be showing a short of a Dr. Seuss classic in celebration of his birthday.
Concessions will include the usual popcorn, soda and candy with special cupcakes from Coffee to a Tea with Sugar.
The doors open at 5:30pm and the movie starts at 7pm. Bring your chairs, blankets and families for another FREE community event brought to you by your local West Seattle merchants.

Pictures from The Mummy

A couple of pictures from the Saturday, March 7th movie...The Mummy.

The Mummy this Saturday March 7th!

Come join us for the first movie of the Winter Series of Movies on the Wall, The Mummy (PG-13). Before the movie we will have a mummy 'wrap-n-race' with prizes in addition to our charity raffle. If you like, bring a can of food too for the food bank too.

We will also have cupcakes, concessions including popcorn, soda and candy.

Doors open at 5:30pm and the movie starts at 7pm. Bring your blankets and chairs too just like the popular summer series!

Click here for the trailer.

An English librarian called Evelyn Carnahan (Weisz) becomes interested in starting an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra. He gains the help of Rick O'Connell (Fraser), after saving him from his death. What Evelyn, her brother Jonathan (Hannah) and Rick is unaware of if that another group of explorers are interested in the same dig. Unfortunatly for everyone, this group ends up unveiling a curse which has risen the dead High Priest Imhotep (Vosloo). Now 'The Mummy' is awake and it's going to take a lot more than guns to send him back from where he came from.

Movie Poster Added!

Thank you to Sindelar Communications for creating the Winter Movies on the Wall posters! Without in-kind donations such as these the movie series would not get off the ground.

Winter Movie Series Announced

Thank you to everyone who made suggestions via the West Seattle blog. After much deliberation and an executive meeting at Zippy Burgers last night we came up with a list of our Winter series:

All movies start at 7pm and doors open at 5:30pm. All the fun of the outdoor summer series including concessions, cupcakes, charity raffles other great community activities. Bring your blankets and chairs and join us for the Movies on the Wall Winter Series.

Here's our line-up:
Saturday, March 7th: The Mummy PG-13. We're going to have a bathroom paper mummy wrapping contest!

Saturday, March 14th: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) G. A doctor Seuss short in celebration of his in March birthday. We will also have a special ‘golden ticket’ raffle.

Saturday, March 21st: Napoleon Dynamite PG. Tater tot eating contest!

Suggestions via the West Seattle Blog

For 2009 the West Seattle Blog yet again will be helping us gather suggestions for the movie series. Suggestions will be posted on this blog.

2009 Movies on the Wall Winter Series

This year we are starting early with a NEW winter series! Our winter series will be held inside the new community center on 42nd Ave SW right behind our outdoor summer series venue. Watch for more information soon.