Raindrops fail to dampen enthusiasm of Eastlake Movie Night crowd

Despite a couple of brief sprinkles of rain Saturday evening, the Eastlake Movie Night drew what may have been its biggest crowd ever.

The Disney/Pixar animated film “Up” was the feature. It drew a crowd of 80-100 people to the Rogers Playfield for a screening that started at dusk.

Kate Dulemba, who has organized all three of the Eastlake Movie Nights, said she thought it was the most children ever at one of the events. Families spread out on blankets or sat on chairs to watch the film, many bringing snacks to enjoy.


Speaking of snacks, Kate says a special thank you is due to Alcena Plum, owner/chef at Louisa’s Cafe Bakery, who brought two kinds of popcorn and also cookies for the crowd. And Pazzo’s on Eastlake sent over pizza for the movie audience.

Ryan Murphy of Coworking Eastlake loaned his sound system for the evening.

Kate also wanted to send a special thank you to the unnamed member of the audience who volunteered gas to restart the generator that runs the projector and sound system after it ran out and shut down the show about 30 minutes in. The generator and the movie were quickly restarted and the evening didn’t suffer for the interruption.

Clouds that had been building from the west brought two brief sets of raindrops but they were only a gentle sprinkle and most people stayed to the end. The raindrops soon passed and the moon came out to light the way home.

Kate deserves a big round of applause for organizing a great evening in Eastlake, Thanks!

Also deserving thanks were the sponsors of the evening:

  • Coworking Eastlake
  • EastlakeAve.com
  • Eastlake Massage
  • 14 Carrot Cafe
  • Kristos Eastlake
  • Lake Union Mail
  • Louisa’s Cafe Bakery
  • Mary Hansen Design
  • Pazzo’s on Eastlake
  • University Heights
  • VideoQuest
  • Voxx Coffee

[Full disclosure: Eastlake Ave. was a sponsor of the Movie Night and I also helped with the setup.]