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Watching The Movie 'Singles' At The 'Singles' Apartments...Or Not

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The Coryell Court Apartments

What would you do if a stranger tried to throw a party at your house and invited all 700 of their Facebook friends? Sound Effect Senior Producer Arwen Nicks lays out local artist and prankster Derek Erdman’s scheme to watch "Singles", a classic grunge film from the 1990s, in the courtyard of the apartment building where it was filmed.

Erdman had a TV, the original VHS film, and a guest list that numbered in the hundreds, but he did not have permission. It was a polarizing ploy that snowballed into a larger debate about neighborly courtesy and access to a piece of Seattle's cultural history.

Visit the event’s Facebook page to pick your side.