Category Archives: Movie Knights

PA 17 Aug movie night

A movie night in the summer night!  Thinking maybe a double feature of Speed Racer and Blade Runner 2049.  Subject to change.  More to follow.

PA 17 Aug movie night

7:00 as the sun be settin’
Gather the Movie Knights!
8:00 as the sun be settin’
Start obligatory silent cartoons to assess quality of darkness. So Metal!
8:19 as the sun be settin’
Sunset. No taps.
9:00 as the sun be settin’
First movie!
11:00 as the sun be settin’
Second movie!

I’ve been reminded that Into the Spiderverse and Ragnarok are also potential films.

Box Cars
Box Cars

Looks like the weather is finally turning to our favor.  Saturday should be good!

I’ll be grilling out back about six.  Feel free to come grill something for yourself.  Otherwise I’ll see you after seven!

When the sun goes down it will get chilly.  Dress accordingly.  I have some blankets.

If you come down the alley, park on the street.  You cannot miss us.  If you come from 24th, it’s the house with the blue tarp in the front yard.

Go, Speed Racer!
Go, Speed Racer!
Watch out for Racer X!
Watch out for Racer X!

Well, we only watched Speed Racer, but it was epic!  Thanks to everyone who made the show.  Good times!

Before the movie I did play randomly from the film Loving Vincent as the silent cartoon portion of the evening.

JamesIsIn

Blade Runner Sat 5 Aug Movie Night

This is likely to be the only movie night this summer since I am putting on five (five?!) music shows.  If you were thinking this was your summer for catching a movie night at Peavine Alley, this is your big chance!

It’s supposed to be 89 on Friday and 84 on Saturday.  Saturday evening will be excellent for watching a movie but I would suggest bring a jacket.  I will have many blankets for those without sufficient internal heat regulation!

Cartoons will start around dusk and the movie will begin whenever it gets dark.  The sun is going to set at 20:38 on Saturday.  So maybe cartoons about eight and movie about nine?  Something like that.  Come early and get your chairs or blankets arranged while there is still some light!

Final Cut

AI Luna

I have a popcorn machine.  A real one.  No shit.

If anyone wants to bring a non-group member that’s fine, they just won’t likely be able to see the event (and it’s contents) until they become a group member.  Membership has it’s privileges!

Feel free to bring snacks. I will have some hot dogs to roast in the fire. Sticks!

Feel free to bring something to grill if you’d like.  Snacks are appropriate but not required.  I have my popcorn machine and I will have some hotdogs available to cook on sticks.  You may want something to drink and there will be a random selection of beverages here as well.

I have a dozen hot dogs and some (24) buns.  Should I get more?

Woohoo!

Canadian Moon
Canadian Moon

Frozen treats and popcorn?!

Blade Runner Sat 5 Aug Movie Night

Excellent turnout; thanks, everyone!

JamesIsIn

Meet the Will: A Movie Knight Adventure

Old Bill and I are in discussions concerning our movie options.  Depending on what we pick it could be one long-assed epic movie or a double-feature.  We’ll keep you posted.

What I can say is that William is visiting from Shanghai with his wonderful spouse and we are happy to host this get-together of friends old and new.

More details to follow (duh).

Meet the Will:  A Movie Knight Adventure
Meet the Will:  A Movie Knight Adventure PA

Peavine Rainbow Screen
Peavine Rainbow Screen

For those keeping track, we ended up watching Kick-Ass.

Bill & Chris & Hostbot
Bill & Chris & Hostbot

 

JamesIsIn

Good-Night Movie Night Saturday Night

Last (and only) movie night of the summer backyard this year.  Sorry about the short notice but the weather has been sketchy.  Saturday is going to be nice:  sunny and nice during the day, so dry and temperate in the dark.

18:00 optional grilling hour
19:00 Find spot on grass and squint at invisible cartoons
20:00 Guardians of the Galaxy
22:00 (or so) World’s End
00:00 lots of hugs

I have popcorn on demand, hot dogs and sticks and fire, sangria, and iced tea.  There are rumors of cake.  There will be a nice table for shared nibbles.

Put your questions to me.  See you near sunset.

No, I will not be showing a musical this Saturday. Though it is tempting…

Yes, periodic napping during the films is allowed.

Sangria is macerating:  4 bottles of decent cab s, 2 angelo pears, 1 gorgeous peach, and 2 gorgeous plums (seriously beautiful specimens).

If you would like to grill some food, you may want to get here a little early.  Just let me know so I’m ready for you.

Yes, you can bring your cool friends.  Give me a shout if you have questions.

Iced tea is in the sun and the sangria is pretty much ready.  See you in this evening.

The famous “What to Bring” post.

1.  something to sit upon (camp chair, chaise lounge, Persian rug)
2.  something to keep you warm (coat, blanket, hookers, rum)
3.  snacks (more below)
4.  sips (more below)

I will have my chiminea burning and I have hotdog sticks (and dogs).  I also have my gas grill available (and a full kitchen for that matter).  These can all be put at your disposal if you’d like to prepare something.

I also have a full-on popcorn machine.  How much popcorn we can make is only limited by how much time I have between doing other things and whether anyone else knows how to use the thing (they are pretty simple but require some skill).

I’m making sangria.

Others are encouraged to bring things and to post what they are bringing here (so we don’t end up with 37 varieties of carnitas and seven buckets of vodka—too much of a good thing to be sure).

There is plenty of room on the grass for folks to plant a blanket or a chair.  I have several chairs but if you have one, please consider bringing it.  Same for warming blankets:  I have several but please consider bringing something.  It will get chillier as the evening progresses.

My hookah will be set up in the corner.  It uses Arabic tobacco (tobacco with molasses, spices, and fruit).  Smokers of other varieties should be considerate of the air space of others (hence the hookah is in the corner).

Um, what else?  Probably other stuff.  Post your questions and I will answer them.

Donations are accepted but never required (they help me pay for bulbs and movies and propane and popcorn).  I’d rather have you here for free than not here because you didn’t have a couple of extra dollars.  (And I usually forget to pass the tip jar around anyway.)

Getting down to the wire.  Starting to haul things into the yard.  Better to call me at this point since I may or may not see Fb.  Also, does anyone have charcoal for a hookah?  I’m apparently out.

Starting first film (Guardians of the Galaxy) in five.

Second movie will be more like half past ten.  Lots of popcorn available!

Second movie (World’s End) in five.

Good-Night Movie Night Saturday Night

Rain?  Ok.  Did not see that coming.

Thanks, everyone, for coming out and enjoying this double-feature under the black blanket of night.  We sneaked this in like threading a needle, apparently.

JamesIsIn

RED Twins Movietime at Peavine Alley

Please note the new date: 26 July Saturday.

Back by popular demand, a double feature of comic book movie miraculousness. Not everyone retires to a life of quietude. Some of us retire with extreme prejudice aligned against us. This usually leads to blowing shit up.

I am thrilled they made two of these and that they are both so great. They’ll probably make a third, but for now we have these two.

https://www.facebook.com/events/313008002208736/

The weather dogs are pissing on our dahlias! Same Peatime; new peadate: 26 July 19:00. Here’s to dryer days.

Reminder: we gather in my backyard for these great films one week from today, Saturday 26 July. Sunset is scheduled for 20:52 according to the Pacific Science Center. Come early and stake your claim on a small plot of my land.

Though it did not rain hard last night it rained long. Next Saturday is predicted to be sunny and 76, thus moving this to next week is looking like an excellent decision. See you all on Saturday. Questions? Send them my way.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on sangria. I often make it for these events, but only some of the time is it popular. Would you like me to make sangria for Saturday?

Looks like we will have a pretty nice turn-out tomorrow. See you all then. (I will make some sangria, sheesh.)

Sangria’s in the… jug. Have a great day in the sun and I’ll see you come evening.

This just in: Tonight is the Torchlight Parade in Seattle. Looks like 99 is closed as well. Plan accordingly. Once you get here, I can guarantee relaxation. Drive safe. See you soon.

So, I have two hammock stations and only one hammock. If you have a hammock and you’d like to bring it, give me a call (my phone is on my About page) and we’ll discuss the details. Nearly any hammock should work. Let me know.

A big thank you to everyone who attended for a very successful double-feature. Thanks to Robert Hartley for bringing the big Wagyū to the grill. Thanks to Rachel Hartley for doing the same with her garden-fresh yellow squash. Thanks to Nize King for grilling a million sausages (he is now Tong-Master Kwon). Thanks to Patrick Gaillard for helping haul the gear out and then back in again. Thanks to Craig and Hannah J. Price for the additional sausages.

And the Red Vines. And the mini cinnamon rolls. And…

Yes, thanks to all. It was a great night with a pair of great films.

Oh, and I made five packs of popcorn in my machine which I believe is a Peavine Alley record.

JamesIsIn

Two Films for the Price of One Birthday

There are likely a lot of folks who make claims to being born during June.  I am not among them, but John is.  Let’s have a little movie madness and celebration.

rainbowmechunicornmylittlepony
rainbowmechunicornmylittlepony

I have selected two films.  The first film is a nerd coming of age film.  Cast your spells early.

Unicorn City

The second is a heart warming tale of giant monsters kicking the crap out of giant robots.  You can sing along even if there are no songs.

Pacific Rim

More to follow about food, of course.  Send questions my way or post them below.

Kids are welcome.  When they become unruly, of course, the flying robot my little unicorn will eat them.  But that doesn’t happen very often.

So here is the usual stuff about what to bring.

1. something to sit upon (camp chair, chaise lounge, persian rug)
2. something to keep you warm (coat, blanket, hookers, rum)
3. snacks (more below)
4. sips (more below)

I will have my chiminea burning and I have hotdog sticks (and dogs).  I also have my gas grill available (and a full kitchen for that matter).  These can all be put at your disposal if you’d like to prepare something.

I also have a full-on popcorn machine.  How much popcorn we can make is only limited by how much time I have between doing other things and whether anyone else knows how to use the thing (they are pretty simple but require some skill).

I typically make sangria though I haven’t picked up the wine or fruit yet.

Others are encouraged to bring things and to post what they are bringing here (so we don’t end up with 37 varieties of carnitas and seven buckets of vodka—too much of a good thing to be sure).

There is plenty of room on the grass for folks to plant a blanket or a chair.  I have several chairs but if you have one, please consider bringing it.  Same for warming blankets:  I have several but please consider bringing something.  It will get chillier as the evening progresses.

My hookah will be set up in the corner.  It uses Arabic tobacco (tobacco with molasses, spices, and fruit).  Smokers of other varieties should be considerate of the air space of others (hence the hookah is in the corner).

Um, what else?  Probably other stuff.  Post your questions and I will answer them.

Donations are accepted but never required (they help me pay for bulbs and movies and propane).  I’d rather have you here for free than not here because you didn’t have a couple of extra dollars.

One week from today.  Very excited.  My address is on my About page (visible to my friends). Otherwise you can find us three houses South of Treasa Sweek (orange porch light).  If you get confused, walk down the alley until you find the pea vines (and strawberries!).

We are in good shape for tonight.  Weather is back in order.  I need to pick up some hotdog buns and some wine (must make sangria still), but I’m taking a half day to get ready.  See many of your around seven.  The second film (and this is just a guess) will likely begin around eleven (assuming the first film starts around nine).  You second-movie goers should text me if you are worried about missing the beginning.

My address is on my About page.  If you are not my friend, I live a couple of houses South of John Walseth and Treasa Sweek (orange porch light).  Or from the alley you’ll see the big projector screen on the side of my garage.  Looking forward to seeing you all.

Two Films for the Price of One Birthday

Still amazed that Treasa Sweek made FOUR PIES!  Delicious.  Thanks to everyone who came last night.  We had loads of fun.

JamesIsIn

Rekopis znaleziony w Saragossie (The Saragossa Manuscript)

This is a small capacity movie night.  We will be watching the film in my small theater.  I’m guessing a comfortable limit is perhaps eight.

Let’s have some snacks or real food.  We’ll be in session for a good chunk of time.  We’ll take breaks periodically to eat and chat and be merry with refills.

I have set the start time at 17:00.  The closer we start the film to five, the closer to nine we might finish.

Let me know if there are any questions.  My address and phone are on my About page.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059643/

I picked up two nice growlers at Chuck’s.  That’s a nice start.

How about if we do a bread, cheese, and cured meats thing?  That would make it easy to bring a little something each and get a nice spread at the end.  Thoughts?

Ok, if the movie is to start at five let’s get together about four.  That way we can get our snacks in order and butter our popcorn appropriately.  Then BANG! movie time.

Eric says he’ll be bringing some bread and cheese tomorrow.

I picked up some Stilton and a nice double-cream and an assortment of cured items.  Oh, and some pears.  Any questions?  Ring me.

The Saragossa Manuscript

That was fun.

JamesIsIn

The Great Gort Movie Night Reunion

Carl Gort and family will be in the Seattle area for (approximately) the month of August.  He would like to get together for a movie night with many of his old chums and perhaps a few new friends.

Let’s be very potlucky!  What better way to alleviate the awkward lagging conversations than to talk about your recipe?

As usual, I will have both my chiminea burning and my gas grill available for cooking.  I have lots of cooking equipment at my disposal, so feel free to get in touch with me if you had any particular requirements.

Also, the usual note applies.  If you have a favorite camping chair or blanket for laying out in the grass, please bring it along.  I imagine it will still be pretty warm at night, but you may as well bring a jacket along to ward off any chills.

If you have any questions, please ask Lisa Goshorn, Tami Wolff, or me (I can’t tag myself).  My contact information is on my About page here on Fb.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you.

Films TBD.  (One of them may well be The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.)

I will send out invitations soon.  Look for yours at an inbox near you!

RED is another possible movie.  I’m so pleased they are making a sequel.

This is about a week and a half away.  Are there any thoughts about food?  I’ll be making some sort of fire-roasted meat, I suppose.

Hooray for today!  See you all soon. Remember, my address and telephone are on my About page here on Facebook.  You should call me if you need anything as I will not likely be back on Facebook before the show tonight (19:00 hours!—that’s 7 PM).

The Great Gort Movie Night Reunion

What a great evening with friends.  We watched some Brothers Quay and then Buckaroo Banzai.  For those interested in such matters, it was flank steak coated in salt, cayenne, and Spanish paprika and boneless leg of lamb stuffed with (from my garden) rosemary, thyme, and mint and (not from my garden) ginger in syrup.  Both were prepared using my chiminea (the lamb down the throat and the steak grilled on top).  Thanks to everyone who brought anything, and thanks to everyone for coming.

JamesIsIn

Canceled: Movie Night Celebration of School Year Ending and Summer Starting and Whatnot

Double-Feature!

We shall see what the magic chest of movies has to offer.

Did I mention I have a real popcorn machine now?

I’m outside now and it’s half past nine.  It’s dark.  I’m guessing we can start the first film somewhere around half past eight.  As such I changed the start time to seven.  Get here and get your little quadrilateral of grass.

I haven’t shown Princess Bride yet so that’s a fine possibility.  Regardless the first film will be family friendly since some folks have said they’d like to bring their little people.  We can negotiate later over the second film.

Questions?  You know where to find me.

RSVP, Merci!

Looks like it’s a family affair.  Anticipate at least a couple of youngins.  Princess Bride and The Avengers are both possibilities.

I have just finished building a (rickety) shelving thing for the popcorn machine so that’s ready.

If you would like to bring some food of any sort, I will (as always) have my gas grill ready and a fire in my chimenea (great for hotdogs).  The banquet table awaits.

Just a little reminder to bring a blanket and a camping chair (or whatever) because I only have a few of each.

Current weather for Saturday:  Mostly sunny and 70.  Should be a fine evening for a backyard movie under the stars.

There are a number of important conflicts with this Saturday date.  Cecilie and I have decided it makes for a better date if we move the event one week.  I will change the event details now; the new date is Saturday 22 June.  Go celebrate Father’s Day this weekend and we’ll see you next.

The Machine
The Machine

Well, with the date change I may have lost my audience.  Unless I can get some firm commitments I’ll cancel this movie night.  It’s just no fun if I can’t have about eight guests with me and C.  Protest if you want me to keep the night going.

Movie Night Celebration of School Year Ending and Summer Starting and Whatnot

Sorry, friends.  Changing the date didn’t work out so well.  I’ll cancel this movie night this evening.

JamesIsIn

Old Movie Knights Group

Now reduced to a simple forum and no longer used since the move to Facebook.

https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/movieknight

Well, Google is changing (limiting) some of the functionality of these
groups.  They are stripping them down to make them more like a simple
mailing list.

I have a couple of options to make our group the same as it is today.

First, I can use other Google services to create some of those missing
services and gimp along in a bit of a hobbled fashion.

Second, I can find a different was to manage this movie night group/
list/pages.

I will work on this over the winter and presumably have the new stuff
up and running by Spring.  I am open to your suggestions.

Ok, by popular demand (and here that means two people) I have created
a Facebook group.  This google group will remain active as a mailing
list, but all new events will presumably be coordinated through the
Facebook group (until Facebook loses it’s popularity and I have to
create yet another group).

Contrary to what has been claimed this will provide me with less
control (and less security and less flexibility) but whatever.

You ought to be able to request group membership directly:

http://www.facebook.com/editgroup.php?gid=126878290707044&sk=members#!/home.php?sk=group_126878290707044

Otherwise just send me a note on Facebook and I’ll add you to the
group myself.  I rather randomly went through my Facebook friends and
put folks into the group as I found them, but I likely neglected
several of you.  If you run into any snags or if you have any
questions, you can write to me directly.

https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!topic/movieknight/vjyahBT_vNc

JamesIsIn