We’ll always have Paris

Ahh, the heady days of summer have descended upon Seattle and with them comes an air of exuberance that lightens the step and broadens smiles all over town. This is a glorious part of the world to experience in the summertime, and there’s no better evening treat than to sit outdoors as night falls; a warm breeze washing over you as you get ready to watch a film on an outdoor screen. There are outdoor screens all over Seattle, but if you’re going to settle in for a night at the movies, why not do it in the company of two of the biggest stars ever to grace the Silver Screen?

Fremont Outdoor Movies takes place in a parking lot at the corner of North 35th Street and Phinney Avenue North, and the screen is a mural that was custom painted for Fremont Studios, with giant likenesses of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman flanking the screen.

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The murals are so dramatic it’s easy to forget about the film you’re watching and instead find yourself remembering your favourite scenes from Casablanca. Oh, that goodbye scene gets me every time. “We’ll always have Paris” and of course, “Here’s looking at you, kid.” What’s your favourite part?

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xxx Ailsa


About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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24 Responses to We’ll always have Paris

  1. suzie81 says:

    Awesome post… I’ve always wanted to go!

  2. Trish says:

    You must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh.

  3. suej says:

    We’ll always have Paris….does it for me!

  4. Too many but it’s the small parts I now remember best.
    “Sweetness, what watch?”
    “Ten watch.”
    “Such watch?”
    “Hm. You will get along beautifully in America, mm-hmm.”
    “If it’s December 1941 in Casablanca, what time is it in New York?”
    “What? My watch stopped.”
    “Might as well be frank, monsieur. It would take a miracle to get you out of Casablanca, and the Germans have outlawed miracles.”

  5. Tina Schell says:

    These are terrific, as was the movie. A true classic. I loved it all, couldn’t possibly choose just one scene but the cinematography as they are in the fog next to the plane is incredible.

  6. Rusha Sams says:

    Love old outdoor theatres, and this one has more charm than most. Thanks for sharing. http://ohtheplaceswesee.com

  7. Connie says:

    Love the post, love the movie, love the quotes, love Seattle. Will have to look for this next time I visit…that is unless I go to Paris 🙂

  8. Pamela says:

    Play it, Sam…….

  9. Mariane says:

    My favourite is “We always have Paris” … That is a good memory even I have that one 😉

  10. Lynette says:

    We really like the movies that Metro Parks out of Tacoma puts on. Inflatable screens in the middle of the park, not like this one, but any outdoor movies are a great experience!

  11. I love this movie, maybe I’ll find a copy to watch tonight in our backyard. 🙂 Outdoor movies are so much fun and we have had the best summer ever in Seattle!

  12. codyriver says:

    He’s just like any other man – only more so

  13. Lucid Gypsy says:

    It sounds perfect, a sigh . . .

  14. Rick: of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.
    I hope this works. So enjoyed it. Thanks for the reminder.
    Here in Jersey they are all gone – I believe. Sad. The last movie I saw at a drive-in was The Exorcist. Maybe that’s why they’re all gone. Scary!!!

  15. loganbruin says:

    “Are my eyes really brown?”
    “Your winnings, sir.”
    “Obviously I was mishinformed.” {Doing the lisp}
    By my fave is his conversation with his “girlfriend.”
    “Where were you last night?”
    “That was so long ago I can’t remember.”‘
    “Will I see you tonight?”
    “I never make plans that far into the future.”

  16. Pat . says:

    I am glad that your summer finally arrived!

  17. gkm2011 says:

    Wish you many more summer movies. Used to do that in Chicago on the lawns – a great evening under the stars. Trying to stay cool at my end – can’t imagine a movie in the park during Shanghai’s heat now!

  18. Such an inviting post!

  19. lanceleuven says:

    Your post title reminded me of a line from the recently released comedy The World’s End:

    “We’ll always have the disableds”

    (Referring to a “intimate” moment shared in the disabled toilets.:-))

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