Westside-O-Rama West Seattle Entertainment Guide

Entertainment and Venue listings

Admiral Theater
2343 California Ave. S.W.
Movie tickets $5.50

Fri, Aug 22 - Thu, Aug 28

Earth to Echo (PG)
Fri - Thu: 4:05 PM

Transformers: Age of Extinction (PG-13)
Fri - Thu: 1:00, 7:30

Maleficent (PG)
Fri - Thu: (1:20), (3:40), 6:30, 8:40

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R)
Sat: 11:59 PM

On Tuesday, we celebrate Seniors (over 60) with one dollar off all day, $4.75. 
Tickets available at http://www.farawayentertainment.com/admiral.html


September 11 - October 5, 2014
Seattle Premiere, 2010 Olivier Award Winner

The Mountaintop

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Pat's View: 'Mariners’ Seasons in the Sun'

by Pat Cashman

Baseball fans have been getting plenty of exercise this summer---jumping up and down from the Mariners’ bandwagon. The team swings between looking playoffs-bound---to just plain bound---as if the players’ need more fiber in their diet.

But back in the seasons of the early 1980’s, the M’s were a team with a solid lock on last place, mathematically eliminated sometime in spring training.

They were a franchise that measured its crowds in the hundreds, not the thousands---playing in a cavernous sarcophagus called the Kingdome.

It was during those days that I had an exciting job as a fledgling TV writer and producer---and it was my assignment to dream up broadcast commercials. Because the Mariners were still a new expansion team, the roster was often comprised of castoffs, rookies and fading stars on their last, cleat-scarred legs. My job? Don’t sell the game of baseball. Sell the athletes that played it, and show them as loveable and funny personalities.

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Patrick Robinson
Luna Park Cafe owner John Bennett admits he didn't know much about restaurants when he opened 25 years ago. He credits all the people he has worked with and now employs for making the cafe not only successful but the hub of a thriving neighborhood business district.

SLIDESHOW: Luna Park Cafe celebrates 25 unique years

When Luna Park Cafe owner John Bennett opened the restaurant 25 years ago at 2918 SW Avalon Way he admits, he didn't have a clue as to how to run a restaurant. "I had the building next door (now a coffee shop), and I was running Jukebox City out of it but I was out of room. So I called the owner of the building here and asked if he wanted to sell. He said, 'Hell yes I want to sell,' because the tavern here, Pat and Ron's hadn't paid rent for six months and the apartments were run down and the scene of a lot of illegal activity Bennett explained.

So, he took on the task of creating the restaurant and his first partner, Sandra suggested borrowing the name from the amusement park that existed at Duwamish Head around the turn of the century. "It took us like half the time to figure out that we need to hire professionals," he said chuckling.

He already had a lot of memorabilia, acquired during his forays to find Jukeboxes a business he created. One of them is still central to the cafe's theme of retro wonderfulness.

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