July 8, 2014
The city’s free film series continues July 12 with the presentation of “I Walk the Line.”
The show is at 7 p.m. in City Hall Eagle Room, 130 E. Sunset Way.
“I Walk the Line” stars Gregory Peck as Sheriff Henry Tawes, a small Tennessee town man of strong moral fiber who is quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Tawes’ world is turned upside down when he meets Alma, played by Tuesday Weld.
June 10, 2014
The city’s free film series continues June 14 with the presentation of “The Cincinnati Kid.”
Presented with support from the city of Issaquah Arts Commission and 4Culture, the screening is at 7 p.m. in City Hall Eagle Room, 130 E. Sunset Way.
“The Cincinnati Kid” stars Steve McQueen as an up-and-coming poker player who tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game, played by Edward G. Robinson.
May 6, 2014
The city of Issaquah’s free Second Saturday Film Series returns May 10 with a showing of the 1963 movie “Charade,” starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.
This star-filled international thriller tells the story of a young woman whose deceased husband hid millions of dollars that may have been stolen decades earlier. She is pursued by several sultry and sleazy characters, all of them intent on recovering the money, no matter what the cost.
April 8, 2014
The city of Issaquah’s free Second Saturday Film Series returns April 12 with a showing of the 1964 movie “Murder Most Foul.”
The film follows Miss Marple, the only jury member who believes that an accused is innocently charged with murder, as she joins a local acting troupe and tries to figure out who the real murderer is.
“Murder Most Foul” is based loosely on the Agatha Christie novel “Mrs. McGinty’s Dead.” It stars Margaret Rutherford and Bud Tingwell.
February 18, 2014
Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park will soon host a unique art installation that honors its past, while nurturing its future.
4Culture and the King County Parks and Recreation Division present Black Forest [29,930,000 tons], a land-art project created by Seattle-based artist Hans Baumann.
January 24, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 24, 2014
Village Theatre was one of 42 projects to receive a 4Culture 2013 Cultural Facilities funds.
4Culture’s Cultural Facilities program funds the purchase, design, construction, and remodeling of arts and heritage facilities throughout King County.
The funding assists in creating sustainable organizations and places for cultural activities to take place.
September 17, 2013
4Culture’s Heritage Collections Care program recently awarded $4,850 to the Issaquah History Museums for its Move Ready project.
The award was part of 4Culture’s sixth annual Heritage Collections Care Funding Program.
In total, 4Culture donated $63,655 to 23 King County nonprofit organizations to support the conservation of their historic collections. The awards ranged from $977 to $5,000, with the Issaquah History Museums receiving the second-largest grant.
November 6, 2012
The popular Films @ the Train Depot! series includes Hollywood classics and stars from a bygone era.
The next entry in the popular series is “The Black Book” from 1949. The film offers a detective-style plot set during the French Revolution. Robert Cummings stars as Robespierre, a man searching for a lost little black book containing the names of people headed for the guillotine.
The film plays at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the historic Issaquah Train Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. The program is free, due to support from the city Arts Commission and the King County cultural agency 4Culture.
Since the film program launched in October 2009, organizers have screened Bing Crosby films, train-themed films, films set in Washington and noir classics.
September 11, 2012
Moviegoers can see The Beatles slog through “A Hard Day’s Night” and the fleet-footed Gene Kelly dance across the screen in “An American in Paris” as the festival runs from Sept. 14-16 at Village Theatre’s First Stage Theatre.
The festival lineup focuses on the evolution of musicals on film, from 1933 and “Footlight Parade” to 1980 and the last days of disco in the Village People farce “Can’t Stop the Music.”
August 28, 2012
The next stop for the Issaquah Valley Trolley is downtown Issaquah.
On Aug. 23, a vintage streetcar completed a 1,659-mile trip from Ida Grove, Iowa, to Issaquah aboard a specialized flatbed trailer. The arrival marked a milestone in the $744,700 effort to refurbish the vehicle, restore downtown railroad track and prepare the streetscape for streetcar traffic.
Organizers plan to start offering rides to the public starting Oct. 14, a day after a celebration for the Issaquah History Museums’ 40th anniversary. The planned route stretches about a half-mile from the Issaquah Train Depot to the East Fork of Issaquah Creek at Darigold.
“It looked every bit as good as we expected it to — and probably better,” Issaquah Valley Trolley Project Chairwoman Jean Cerar said. “If you gave it just a cursory glance, actually, it kind of looked like the car that left, only brighter.”
Crews repainted the streetcar in the same cream-and-red color scheme, but beneath the surface, workers installed modern systems and revamped the battered interior. The result “has that new trolley smell to it,” Cerar said.