Westside-O-Rama West Seattle Entertainment Guide

Entertainment and Venue listings

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


Guardians of the Galaxy

This Is Where I Leave You

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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


Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Oct. 23 – Nov. 22, 2014
Directed by Mathew Wright
Music direction by Christopher DiStefano
Choreography by Trina Mills

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West Seattle History: West Seattle Cable railway made profit in 1905

by Rob Ketcherside

In 1888 Thomas Ewing had the good fortune to invest in West Seattle. His industry was mining: big, million-dollar mines. He had a corporate stake in mines in Nevada, Colorado, California, Utah and Arizona, and lived in all of those states over the years. His background was groceries and general stores. Somehow though this 48 year old widower ended up buying the entire West Seattle Elliott Bay waterfront and a good chunk of the hill in 1888.

With partners he immediately bought a ferry and built a dock just south of where the West Seattle Water Taxi lands today. They wereset up just in time to attract home buyers dispossessed by Seattle's Great Fire in 1889 and all of the newcomers drawn by the reconstruction boom.

Their marketing slogan could still be used today, "Because it's cheap!

Because it's beautiful! Because it has a Great Future!"

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Pat's View: “A Matter of Trust”

by Pat Cashman

A few years ago, I stopped at a little convenience store. My then-teenage daughter wondered why.
“Because I like stores that are little and convenient,” I said.

She shot back. “Well then you must also like stores that are little---and expensive. “

Before I could reply, she quickly threw another punch: “And as long as people like you will pay those high prices, I guess that makes it very convenient for the guy that owns that little convenience store.”
I tried a weak counterpunch. “I’m willing to pay more for service,” I said.

She came back with a vicious upper cut: “Right,” she said. “The clerk rings you up for FIVE DOLLARS on your small bunch of bananas and then tells you to have a ‘nice day.’
Now THAT is service!”

She had me.

But first of all, I should point out that that particular store doesn’t even sell bananas---or any other fresh foods---unless hot dogs and Twinkies are considered such.

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