It's been a long time since we've done a movie night, and the last one went over pretty well (but it was a private party in my living room, and the movie required some comprehension of the Russian language). We have a very nice entertainment room at Enso that's been itching to be put to good use -- the couches fit a good 10 people, and then there's chairs that can form a row in... [read more]
It's been a long time since we've done a movie night, and the last one went over pretty well (but it was a private party in my living room, and the movie required some comprehension of the Russian language). We have a very nice entertainment room at Enso that's been itching to be put to good use -- the couches fit a good 10 people, and then there's chairs that can form a row in the back. So let me gauge some interest in desired movie titles, and I'll research what we can do to use the stereo and high-def TV equipment and narrow down the options.
I'm putting down the March 8th weekend, as it has significance to those of us who grew up in the Old World celebrating International Women's Day and appreciation for our mothers, sisters, grandmothers, and teachers, before we celebrated Mother's Day here. This does not, however, suggest that we will be watching a chick flick. :) Instead, I'd love to get a classic good movie we can all enjoy -- so please, comment with your suggestions. English subtitles at a minimum for foreign language films are a must this time, as I'd like to expand it to our non-Slavic friends.
Please add self if interested. If you're a friend, you know you're invited by default and no permission needed, and significant others are welcome. Sorry, no "strangers" allowed (I'll remove anyone I don't know personally or well or without a clear indication of whose guest they are); if you're a familiar face and would like to bring a guest, please let me know so, and that could be okay depending on the number of attendees we get and interest. After all, it's still my place, and you don't let strangers walk into your house, do you? I know that some folks have children and not always baby sitting options -- I am not opposed to the idea of children being brought, but only if your child behaves. :) Keep in mind, there might be alcohol, a lot of adults, noise, and the movie might be 2 hours long, so no guarantee against boredom for kids that can't sit still. Also, everyone cleans after self.
Of course, all my events are always free -- and not ad-sponsored. :) However, I encourage folks to bring some nice appetisers, fruit or maybe a bottle of wine, and I'll definitely have at least a few baguettes and a bottle of wine myself (how can we do it without some bread?!). Don't worry about silverware, china, or wine glasses -- I have a set for at least 16 I can provide (and I don't anticipate we'll have more than that; if we do, I would probably need to get screening rights and a private theater, and I am not quite there yet! :P).
So let's mingle! I am excited that we might have some new faces this time and an opportunity for some people that may be new or recent Seattle additions to interact and find other members in our extended community!
Cheers, and happy movie watching!
TIME: Note that daylight savings begins March 11th, so beware of the 1 hour loss (everything happens 1 hour sooner).
GETTING THERE: We are in Denny Triangle/South Lake Union/Westlake edge of downtown Seattle, a 19-story glass condo across from Whole Foods and in the heart of the Amazon campus.
--->BY CAR: Closest I-5 exit is 167 (Mercer St/Seattle Center); 166/Denny St. is OK. Note the 520 bridge closure if traveling from the Eastside.
--->PUBLIC TRANSIT: There are multiple public transit options to get there, including the South Lake Union streetcar (from Westlake), bus 8 (Cap Hill), bus 17 (South Lake Union/Downtown), bus 255 (from Kirkland->Westlake), bus 550 (from Bellevue->Westlake), the Central Link Light Rail (Tukwila/South Seattle->Westlake), 545 (Microsoft/Redmond->downtown), 522 (Bothell/Lake City/North Seattle->Convention Center), and many others [look for Sunday schedule]. It's an easy walk or streetcar hop from the Westlake downtown transit hub.
PARKING -- street/city parking is always free on Sundays and available in abundance along all the surrounding streets: Westlake, 8th, 9th, Blanchard, Bell (behind the building).
BUILDING ACCESS [IMPORTANT!!] -- you need to buzz me from the outside door bell system. Find and call "Antonov" or "Stepanova", and I'll let you in remotely. Once inside, you need an elevator code to go up to the 6th floor. For security, I don't publish it. I will send the code to confirmed parties the day of. Enter this code in the *keypad*, and then press the round button "6" for the floor (I can't count on how many occasions this concept has been difficult for people to comprehend!). When you get up there, the Amenity room is to the right of the residential elevators, you can't miss it. It is secured, so I will come out and let you in. Why all these measures of security and access control? We live in a downtown high-rise...
If you arrive before 6, the downstairs concierge can help you navigate.