VIDEO: See ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ and celebrate 30th anniversary of West Seattle Bridge!

Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014
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Rob Shiras, owner of IT Headquarters, shows off his "Bridging the Gap" T-shirt, inscribed by the artist Dave Kelliher with the question "Where you were you when the ship hit the span?"

Rob Shiras, owner of IT Headquarters, shows off his “Bridging the Gap” T-shirt, inscribed by the artist David Kelliher with the question “Where you were you when the ship hit the span?”

Adele Arutunian (left) and Sofie Phillips, who just finished seventh grade at Madison Middle School, sell "Bridging the Gap" T-shirts at the June 21, 2014, MoCA (Morgan Community Association) Festival.

Adele Arutunian (left) and Sofie Phillips, who just finished seventh grade at Madison Middle School, sell “Bridging the Gap” T-shirts at the June 21, 2014, MoCA (Morgan Community Association) Festival.

What more fitting end to a summer celebration of West Seattle’s most prominent and significant icon than to see a popular movie that was partially filmed in West Seattle?

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Dick Sherman (left), ad representative for Robinson Newspapers, has his “Bridging the Gap” T-shirt inscribed by artist David Kelliher during the June 12, 2014, debut of the shirts at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse.

Of course, we’re talking about the 30th anniversary of the West Seattle Bridge, as well as the classic film “Sleepless in Seattle”!

Join us Saturday evening for the FREE showing of the 1993 PG romantic comedy as part of the West Seattle Outdoor Movies series in the courtyard of Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, 4410 California Ave. S.W..

The film begins at dusk, about 9 p.m., but gates open at 6:30 p.m., followed soon thereafter by musical entertainment from Stay Tuned, which specializes in vintage TV themes.

There will be plenty of refreshments (popcorn, soda, candy) and raffle items, courtesy of PB&J Textiles, and all proceeds will go to our historical society.

Of course, 30th anniversary “Bridging the Gap” T-shirts will be on sale, as will “Bridge Blend” coffee beans, both priced at $20, with a portion of proceeds going to our organization.

Also, preceding “Sleepless” will be a showing of 1973 video clips of the old Spokane Street Bridges that pre-dated the construction of the high-level West Seattle Bridge in 1980-1984.

So bring your family, friends, chairs and blankets, and enjoy an evening of romance under the stars!