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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The history of Ambaum Boulevard, Part 2: Hard work

by Rob Clay and Sharon Burkhart*

From Ohio in 1902, Jacob Ambaum arrived with his wife Mary, found work helping clear land for part of the Cedar River rail line near Renton that same year. He also helped clear the land along SW Roxbury St. up to the intersection of McKinnon Rd. (now Delridge) and 16th S.W. in what is virtually downtown White Center.

Seattle was a bustling place at the turn of the century. The city had streetcars all the way to the tide flats at Spokane Street. and across them to the shores of Harbor Avenue. The growth of immigrant families, Italians, Germans, Slavs and a few Irish were intent on developing the south end. Chicken farms became popular along the streetcar line, especially from 120th to 128th in what became part of Burien.

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Former Vader teacher tells all

by Georgie Bright Kunkel

In the summer of 1938 I applied to teach in the little town of Vader Washington. I ended up teaching a combination first and second grade classroom. What a traumatic time for me setting up housekeeping for the very first time. In that year Vader was only a little spot in the road and not the bedroom community that it is today. I lived in a former so-called mother-in-law apartment attached to a big, older family home near the school. Even though it was called an apartment it consisted only of a large living-dining-kitchen area and a small bathroom which contained the only sink.

My family cooperated in helping me to set up by securing a hotplate for cooking and constructing a kitchen cupboard. The only water available was from the sink in the room with the toilet. I remember that I bought a dishpan from the Vader General Store (run by the head of the school board) so that I could bring water into my makeshift kitchen cupboard to wash dishes in after heating water in my teakettle on my hotplate.

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