Wedgwood’s big summer party, the Outdoor Cinema, will be held on Saturday, August 3rd, at the Gathering Place at Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave NE (next to the post office.) Music, games for kids and food vendors will be available beginning at 7:30 PM with the movie starting at dusk (as soon as it gets dark enough!) The movie shown will be Madagascar 3, a computer-animated comedy film by Dreamworks. The film follows the adventures of Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe.
If you would like to donate to support Outdoor Cinema, you may use the PayPal link which is at the top right corner of this page. Donations will also be accepted at the event on August 3.
Summer is coming, with fun events planned for Wedgwood. The Wedgwood Art Festival has artists, musicians, food and children’s activities lined up for the two-day event on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14. This will be the Eighth Annual Celebration of Awesome Art in Your Neighborhood, and will again be held at the Gathering Place at Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave NE. Check the Wedgwood Art Festival schedule for your favorite musicians, and the times of puppet shows and face-painting for children. There are still opportunities to sponsor and to volunteer at the Festival, too.
The Outdoor Cinema sponsored by the Wedgwood Community Council will be on Saturday, August 3rd, at the Gathering Place at Hunter Tree Farm, 7744 35th Ave NE in the heart of Wedgwood. Kid/family activities will begin at 7:30 PM and the movie will start at dusk (whenever it gets dark enough!) Watch this page for more Outdoor Cinema info coming soon, and mark your calendar for summer fun in Wedgwood.
Wedgwood’s annual Outdoor Cinema is happening this year at the Hunter Farm Gathering Place, on Saturday, August 4th. The festivities begin at 7PM and will again feature snackable goodness from Metropolitan Market, Van Gough Coffeehouse, and others! Come early to grab your seat!
You can come ask Wedgwood Community Council trustees what we’ve been working on on your behalf, become a member of the WCC, and/or buy a “Wedgwood” t-shirt.
It’s almost that time of year again, when the neighborhood gathers together to enjoy free food and drink from local businesses, music and games for the entire family and of course, a gigantic blow-up screen featuring a hot summer blockbuster!
This year’s annual Outdoor Cinema on Saturday, August 4 will feature a showing of Disney’s “The Muppets,” and will be, for the first time ever, located at the Hunter Tree Farms Gathering Space (7744 35th Ave NE; next to the U.S. Post Office).
Other key details to note:
• Festivities will begin around 7pm and continue until dusk; the movie will start as the sun sets so bring blankets, lawn chairs, etc. to keep yourself comfortable.
• Metropolitan Market, Van Gogh Coffeehouse and a number of other sponsors will be providing free food and drink throughout the event.
• The Wedgwood Community Council will be available to answer questions about membership and how YOU can become a proud owner of a nifty green WEDGWOOD t-shirt.
Keep an eye out for more posts on the website, but if you have any specific questions, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you, Kermit, Miss Piggy and the whole family there!
This past Saturday, over 350 people showed up to Thornton Creek Elementary for Wedgwood’s 9th Annual Outdoor Cinema where “Fantastic Mr. Fox” lit up the giant, inflatable silver screen.
Prior to the main attraction, early birds braved the ideal weather with free ice cream cones from the Metropolitan Market, free Italian sodas from the ladies at Van Gough Coffeehouse, and delicious kettle corn. Our local firefighters from Station 40 stopped. Funk and soul tunes were again provide by “Soul Purpose.” HomeStreet Bank hosted a contest for a gift certificate to the Wedgwood Broiler. And the WCC sold “Wedgwood” t-shirts.
Many thanks again to our spectacular sponsors for this event: Homestreet Bank, Van Gough Coffeehouse, Wedgwood Ale House, Adams Insurance Agency, Starbucks, Metropolitan Market, Dr. Larry Adatto, Farmers Insurance Group, Green House Landscaping, and CleanScapes!
On August 8th, a member of the genus Vulpes will be featured on the big screen during Wedgwood’s 9th Annual Wedgwood Outdoor Cinema at Thornton Creek Elementary. This years movie will be the highly acclaimed Fantastic Mr. Fox. Music, food, and fun will begin around 7:30pm, with the movie beginning around 9:30pm.
Fantastic Mr. Fox was nominated for 2 Oscars and features the voice-over talents of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, and Bill Murray.
Come on out and enjoy the evening with your friends and neighbors.
Thanks to our fantastic sponsors for this event: Homestreet Bank, Van Gough Coffeehouse, Wedgwood Ale House, Adams Insurance Agency, Starbucks, Metropolitan Market, Dr. Larry Adatto, Farmers Insurance Group, Green House Landscaping, and CleanScapes!
The Seattle Times recently compiled a pretty comprehensive list of other outdoor movies throughout the region. Of particular note was the First Annual PEMCO Insurance Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park. Movies are obviously at Magnuson Park and will be on Thursdays, starting at 7PM. Here are the great movie titles that will be shown: Princess Bride, School of Rock, How to Train Your Dragon, Top Gun, Ghostbusters, Beauty and the Beast, and the Pirates of the Caribbean – Curse of the Black Pearl.
Admission into the event is $5. Other festivities include trivia contests and the “PEMCO Cornhole Challenge.” A photo booth will be available at select showings. Soda and popcorn will be available for purchase, but you’re allowed to bring your own too.
The ever popular Wedgwood Outdoor Cinema is scheduled for August 6th at Thornton Creek Elementary! The date was moved a a couple weeks later to allow for an earlier start time and avoid conflicts with Seafair weekend.
As always, there will be entertainment and festivities leading up to the main attraction beginning at dusk, which will be the clever, stop-motion animated film, Fantastic Mr. Fox!
A special thanks to HomeStreet Bank, which has again agreed to sponsoring the event. More sponsorships are still needed to make this event a reality. If you or your company would like to sponsor this event, please email » Brian Turnbull.
More information is still to come on this exciting event, so stay tuned.
The Wedgwood Community Council (WCC) presented our 7th annual Outdoor Cinema on Saturday, July 11th. The family-friendly event was hosted by Principal John Miner of Thornton Creek School, located at their playfield on 77th and 43rd Ave.
The WCC, which represents approximately 3,000 homes, sponsors numerous events that bring the community together; the Outdoor Cinema is our most popular event and one which Wedgwoodians anticipate each summer. Close to 600 attendees enjoyed this year’s Outdoor Cinema which kicked off at 7:30 p.m. Attendees enjoyed hot dogs, ice cream, water and magazines courtesy of generous partner Metropolitan Market. Café Van Gogh’s italian sodas and Starbucks’ flavored iced teas quenched our thirst and baked treats from Hudson Public House and goodies from NEST were a big treat too. Man’s best friends were not forgotten as Northeast Veterinary Hospital shared doggie treats!
Fun activities including face painting and a visit from Fire Station 40 kept attendees entertained before watching “Duma”. It was a nice evening topped by a beautiful sunset and even a lightning storm in the distance throughout the night!
This year’s event included an admission of non-perishable food; attendees donated non-perishable food to support our community through Northwest Harvest. Additional donations can be brought to HomeStreet Bank.
Thanks to our dedicated platinum sponsors, HomeStreet Bank and Metropolitan Market; our silver sponsors Allstate Insurance and our bronze sponsors: Café Van Gogh, Hudson Public House, Seattle Tilth, Fiddler’s Inn, Starbucks, Brown Bros. Painting, The House, and Sandpoint Community United Methodist Church.
This year’s event seemed more like a Bite of Wedgwood with hot dogs and ice cream courtesy of Metropolitan Market, Varlamos’ calzones, Atlas Food’s barbecued pork sandwiches and slaw and iced beverages compliments of Café Van Gogh and Starbucks. Not that anyone is complaining about free food! Approximately 650 attendees also enjoyed activities including face painting, a water balloon toss, kick ball and visits from Bobo the clown and Fire Stations #40 before settling down to watch Bend it Like Beckham.
A big thanks to our long-standing platinum sponsor, HomeStreet Bank, their dedication is truly unparalleled! Metropolitan Market’s generous and enthusiastic partnership underscores their commitment to the community. We’re so pleased to have our returning gold sponsor, Windermere, who issued tons of free photograph/fingerprint safety ID cards to kids at their booth.
We appreciate our bronze sponsors: Café Van Gogh, Desert Sun Tanning, Edward Jones, Fresh, The House Reform Church, and Starbucks. Kudos to all volunteers! Mars Hill Church Seattle did a great job of coordinating the games and helping to clean up.
Going green! The WCCencouraged sponsors to use green products (e.g. compostable plates) and set up three recycle/compost/waste stations at the event. Thanks to the boy scouts from Troop 166, who helped attendees get their items in the right bins, and to trustees and neighbors for lending their bins for the evening.
Troop 388 also participated in the event, popping popcorn throughout the evening!
Of course this event would not be possible without our gracious host: John Miner, Principal of Thornton Creek School (previously AE2 @ Decatur).
Donations to Ronald McDonald House were down significantly; please remember to give back to our community by donating to local food banks.
We welcome your suggestions to making this event even greater; if you’re interested in sponsoring, participating or volunteering in next year’s Outdoor Cinema, contact either Brian Turnbull or Helen Yee. Brian Turnbull can be reached at email@example.com.