September 11, 2010
NEW — 2 p.m. Sept. 11, 2010
The popular film series at the Issaquah Train Depot returns Saturday night.
Films @ the Train Depot! — sponsored by the city Arts Commission and the King County cultural agency, 4Culture — plans a free screening of “Roman Holiday” at 7 p.m. at the historic depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N.
“Roman Holiday” features Audrey Hepburn as a princess in Rome and Gregory Peck as a tabloid journalist.
Since the program launched last October, Films @ the Train Depot! has featured series of train-themed films, films set in Washington and noir classics.
July 20, 2010
The famous Shakespeare play “Much Ado About Nothing” won’t put a dent in pocketbooks July 29, when Issaquah’s Arts Commission and 4Culture will co-sponsor the play for the final show of this year’s “Shakespeare on the Green.”
This year is the second annual Shakespeare on the Green event according to Amy Dukes, arts coordinator for the Arts Commission. Issaquah hosted the event several years ago before Wooden O and Seattle Shakespeare merged; the program restarted last year.
The Arts Commission supports the event because it provides, “free high quality performing arts to the community in a relaxed accessible environment,” Dukes said. Read more
June 8, 2010
The film noir series at the Issaquah Depot concludes June 12.
“Murder My Sweet” plays at 7 p.m. The film captures the style and wit of the novel “Farewell, My Lovely” by Raymond Chandler. Catch the free film at the historic train depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N.
The city Arts Commission and 4Culture — King County’s cultural services agency — will screen the flick as part of the Films @ the Train Depot! program.
Films @ the Train Depot! launched last October with a lineup comprised of films set in the Evergreen State. The winter series included train-centric movies. The film noir series started in April.
May 4, 2010
The local economy has improved since last year, but increased retail offerings and high-profile construction projects could help the city rebound in the months ahead.
Economic Development Manager Dan Trimble said the city had progressed beyond the economic doldrums of last year. Joe’s — the longtime sporting goods retailer — closed as the city grappled with dual real estate and building construction slowdowns brought on by the recession.
“In 2010, we started to see the economic recovery start to take hold,” Trimble told City Council members April 27. “We’ve had some new retail moving in, both big and small. Construction activity has been returning.”
Swedish Medical Center started construction on a campus in the Issaquah Highlands late last year, and Best Buy and Sports Authority will open Issaquah stores in the months ahead. Sports Authority will occupy the old Joe’s space, and Best Buy will fill vacant space in the bustling East Lake Center shopping complex anchored by Fred Meyer and The Home Depot.
Sports Authority should generate $85,000 to $100,000 annually in sales tax revenue for the city; Best Buy should pull in $100,000 to $200,000, city Finance Director Jim Blake said in a May 1 conference call with council members.
April 6, 2010
A free film series relaunches at the Issaquah Train Depot soon.
The series returns April 10. A double feature — the 2006 documentary “Film Noir, Bringing Darkness into Light” and “Double Indemnity” — leads the “Film Noir: Good Guys, Bad Girls” series. “Double Indemnity” stars Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in a definitive film noir from 1944.
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall team in the 1948 classic “Key Largo” — the selection for May 8. “Murder My Sweet” concludes the spring series June 12. The film captures the style and wit of the novel “Farewell, My Lovely,” by Raymond Chandler.
The films start at 7 p.m. at the historic Issaquah Train Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N.
The city Arts Commission and 4Culture — King County’s cultural services agency — will screen the flicks as part of the Films @ the Train Depot! program.
Films @ the Train Depot! launched in October with a lineup of films set in the Evergreen State. The winter series included train-centric movies.
December 29, 2009
All aboard! Another free film series begins Jan. 9 at the Issaquah Train Depot. Read more