Seattle Outdoor Movies

Summer Movies Under the Stars

Seattle outdoor movies are very popular summer events. Especially for those looking for free, or almost free things to do in Seattle in the summer!

The weather in July and August lends itself perfectly to enjoying a movie outdoors under the stars. Dry, pleasant temperatures, and very few bugs make us all want to stay outside as much as possible!

Bring your own low-back beach chairs, flashlights, blankets, and pillows. Many of the Seattle outdoor movies venues feature pre-movie activities such as arts and crafts or trivia games, and food concessions are usually available where you can purchase refreshments.

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Seattle Outdoor Movies Lineup for 2013

Movies at the Mural

9pm; Free
Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center
Visit after 2pm day of show for cancellation info

  • July 27 - "The Princess Bride" (PG)
  • Aug. 3 - "Hugo" (PG)
  • Aug. 10 - "The Avengers" (PG-13)
  • Aug. 17 - "The Help" (PG-13)
  • Aug. 24 - "Les Miserables" (PG-13)

Seating is first-com, first-served, bring your own low back chairs or blankets. There will be movie snacks like popcorn, candy and soda available for purchase, or you can have Center House Bistro create a movie picnic for you. Other food is available inside the Center House. No large bags, large coolers or ice chests, or pets allowed in the movie area.

Fremont Outdoor Movies

Fremont Outdoor Cinema

$5 suggested donation
Fremont Studios, 3501 Phinney Ave. N

  • July 13 - "Dumb & Dumber"stbusters" (PG-13)
  • July 20 - "Superbad" (R)
  • July 27 - "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" (R)
  • Aug. 3 - "R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet: Sing-A-Long" (R)
  • Aug. 10 - "The Avengers" (PG-13)
  • Aug. 17 - "Stay Classy: Anchorman Movie Party" (PG-13)
  • Aug. 25 - "The Dude Fest: The Big Lebowski" (R)

Concessions and food trucks, trivia, photo booth. Many of the Fremont movies are preceded by afternoon festivities.

South Lake Union Block Pary

Dusk (approximately 9:00 - 9:30pm); Free
South Lake Union Discovery Center, Westlake Avenue N and Denny Way

  • Aug. 9 - "Dirty Dancing" (PG-13)

Doors open at 5:30pm

MOHAI's Movies in the Park

Movies begin 30 minutes after sunset (approximately 8:30pm); Free
Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N

  • Aug. 3 - "Singles" (PG-13)
  • Aug. 10 - "The Goonies" (PG)
  • Aug. 17 - "Say Anything..." (PG-13)
  • Aug. 24 - "War Games" (PG)

Doors open at 5:30pm with a beer garden featuring beers from Pyramid Breweries and food by Brave Horse Tavern and Whole Foods.

Monster Attack! Japanese Creature Feature Classics

Seating starts at 8:45pm, movies at 9:30pm; Free
Volunteer Park Amphitheater (inside Seattle Asian Art Museum in case of rain)
1247 15th Ave E

  • Aug. 23 - "Gamera 3: The Awakening of Iris" (NR)
  • Aug. 30 - "Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack" (NR)

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West Seattle Movies On the Wall

Gates open at 6:30pm, movie starts at dusk; Free
4410 California Ave. SW - courtyard between Hotwire Coffee and Dr. Wolff

  • July 20 - "Goldfinger" (PG)
  • July 27 - "The Devil Wears Prada" (PG-13)
  • Aug. 3 - "The Muppets" (PG)
  • Aug. 10 - "The Avengers" (PG-13)
  • Aug. 17 - "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" (PG)
  • Aug. 24 - "This is Spinal Tap" (R)

Concessions and raffles available, with proceeds going to charity.

Center City Cinema

Sept. 13 at Sunset (canceled in case of rain); Free
Cascade Playground, 333 Pontius Ave. N

  • "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (PG-13)

Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park

Admission at 7:00pm, Movies at dusk; $5
Magnuson Park Athletic Fields, 7400 Sand Point Way NE

  • July 11 - "Moonrise Kingdom" (PG-13)
  • July 18 - "Singin' in the Rain" (NR)
  • July 25 - "Finding Nemo" (G)
  • Aug. 1 - "Skyfall" (PG-13)
  • Aug. 8 - "The Sandlot" (G)
  • Aug. 15 - "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (PG)
  • Aug. 22 - "Singles" (PG-13)
  • Aug. 29 - "The Princess Bride" (PG)

Trivia contests and games before the movie.

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Wedgwood Outdoor Cinema

9:15pm with preshow activities starting at 7pm; Free
Hunter Tree Farms Gathering Space
7744 35rd Ave NE

  • Aug. 3 - "Madagascar 3" (PG)

Local merchants provide hot dogs, ice cream and beverages. Fresh-popped popcorn available for purchase.

Movies Under the Stars

Dusk; Free
Swedish Medical Center, Edmonds Campus
21601 76th Ave W, Edmonds

  • July 19 - "The Lion King" (G) - 9:00pm
  • Aug. 9 - "Bee Movie" (PG) - 8:30pm
  • Aug. 16 - "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" (PG) - 8:15pm
  • Sept. 6 - "Free Willy" (PG) - 7:45pm

Refreshments available for purchase.

Everett Cinema Under the Stars

Dusk with pre-movie entertainment at 7:30pm; Free
Camp Patterson Field, Thornton A. Sullivan Park
11405 Silver Lake Road, Everett

  • July 19 - "The Pirates - Band of Misfits" (PG) - Imagine Children's Museum Arts and Crafts
  • July 26 - "Wreck-It Ralph" (PG) - Hilarious improv comedy by Taproot Theatre
  • Aug. 2 - "Big Miracle" (PG) - Pacific Science Center: It's Fossil Time
  • Aug. 9 - "The Amazing Spiderman" (PG-13) - The Reptile Man
  • Aug. 16 - "Oz The Great and Powerful" (PG) - Imagine Children's Museum Arts and Crafts

Movies on a giant 15 foot screen, parking is plentiful, public restrooms, and cash only food vendors with popcorn, hot dogs, and ice cream.

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Kent Summer Nights and the Silver Screen

Times vary; Free
Town Square Plaza
Second Avenue and Harrison Street

Auburn Summer Sounds and Cinema

7pm Family-friendly concert followed by movie; Free
Varying locations in Auburn

  • Aug. 2 - "The Lorax" (PG) / Creme Tangerine
    Sunset Park, 1306 69th St. SE
  • Aug. 16 - "Puss in Boots" (PG) / The Rae Solomon Band
    Les Grove Park, 1005 12th St. SE

Pre-movie activities include inflatable rides, arts and crafts, and more. Food concessions available where you can purchase food for a nominal fee provided by Auburn Youth Council.

Movies on the Green

Dusk with seating beginning at 8:00pm: Free
Foster Golf Links
13500 Interurban Ave S, Tukwila

  • July 19 - "Skyfall" (PG-13)
  • July 26 - "Here Comes the Boom" (PG)

Tukwila Summer Outdoor Cinema Series

Dusk with seating beginning at 8:00pm: Free, donations for Tukwila Food Pantry accepted
Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Ave. S, Tukwila

  • Aug. 2 - "The Lorax" (PG)
  • Aug. 9 - "Madagascar 3" (PG)
  • Aug. 16 - "Hotel Transylvania" (PG)
  • Aug. 23 - "Rise of the Guardians" (PG)

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Seattle Outdoor Movies on the Eastside

Moonlight Movies in Renton

Dusk; Free except July 26
Varying locations in Renton

  • July 19 - "Transformers" (PG)
    Piazza Park, 233 Burnett Ave S
  • July 26 - "Finding Nemo" (PG-13)
    Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 1719 SE Maple Valley Highway
  • Aug. 2 - "How to Train Your Dragon" (PG)
    McKnight Middle School, 1200 Edmonds Ave NE
  • Aug. 9 - "Madagascar 3" (PG)
    Liberty Park, 1101 Bronson Way N
  • Aug. 16 - "Hotel Transylvania" (PG)
    Cascade Village Baseball Park, 16840 116th Ave SE

Bellevue Summer Outdoor Movies in the Park

Tuesdays at Dusk (between 8:30 and 9pm; Free, but food/clothing donations for varying causes suggested
Bellevue Downtown Park
10201 NE Fourth St.

  • July 2 - "Hotel Transyvania" (PG)
  • July 9 - "Thunderstruck" (PG)
  • July 16 - "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" (PG)
  • July 23 - "ParaNorman" (PG)
  • July 30 - "Life of Pi" (PG)
  • Aug. 6 - "Parental Guidance" (PG)
  • Aug. 13 - "Chasing Mavericks" (PG)
  • Aug. 20 - "Won't Back Down" (PG)

Pre-movie activities vary according to movie. Some examples are movie trivia challenge, football throw competition, scavenger hunt, and name that tune.

Crossroads Cultural Family Movies in the Park

Live music at 7:30pm, Movies start at Dusk
Crossroads Park, 16000 NE 10th ST, Bellevue

  • Aug. 1 - "The Karate Kid" (PG)
  • Aug. 8 - "Around the World in 80 Days" (2004) (PG)
  • Aug. 15 - "Remember the Titans" (PG)
  • Aug. 13 - "Chasing Mavericks" (PG)
  • Aug. 22 - "Mr. Bean's Holiday" (PG)

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Movies at Marymoor Park

Dusk, with seating opening at 7pm
$5 preferred seating for pre-movie activities, children under 5 free
Marymoor Park
6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond

  • July 10 - "Back to the Future" (PG)
  • July 17 - "Pitch Perfect" (PG-13)
  • July 24 - "The Incredibles" (PG)
  • July 31 - "The Hunger Games" (PG-13)
  • Aug. 7 - "10 Things I Hate About You" (PG-13)
  • Aug. 14 - "Mary Poppins" (G)
  • Aug. 21 - "Jurassic Park" (PG-13)
  • Aug. 28 - "The Goonies" (PG)

Outside food is allowed, and coffee, snacks, and popcorn will be available for purchase. A dog-friendly event, but pets must remain on a leash at all times.

Duvall Movies in the Park

Dusk with seating beginning at 7:30pm; Free
McCormick Park, 26200 NE Stephens Street, Duvall

  • Aug. 10 - "Puss in Boots" (PG)
  • Aug. 17 - "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" (PG)

Free popcorn, pizza available for purchase from Sahara Pizza

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Movies at the Park - Shohomish

Open seating at 7:00pm; Free
Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish

  • July 11 - "Back to the Future" (PG) - 9:35pm
  • July 18 - "Rise of the Guardians" (PG) - 9:30pm
  • July 25 - "Brave" (PG) - 9:25pm
  • Aug. 1 - "Men in Black 3" (PG-13) - 9:15pm
  • Aug. 8 - "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" (PG) - 9:00pm
  • Aug. 16 - "The Avengers" (PG-13) - 8:50pm

Carillon Point Outdoor Movies

8:00pm; $5 donation for Hopelink
Carillon Point Plaza
4100 Carillon Point, Kirkland

  • July 13 - "Skyfall" (PG-13)
  • July 27 - "Brave" (PG)
  • Aug. 10 - "Avengers" (PG-13)
  • Aug. 24 - "Puss in Boots" (PG)
  • Sept. 7 - "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" (PG)

Moonlight Cinema at Redhook Brewery

Dusk, beer garden (21 and older only) opens at 6pm; $5
Redhook Ale Brewery
14300 NE 145th St, Woodinville

  • July 11 - "Grandma's Boy" (R)
  • July 19 - "Project X" (R)
  • July 25 - "Due Date" (R)
  • Aug. 8 - "The Goonies" (PG)
  • Aug. 15 - "Pineapple Express" (R)
  • Aug. 22 - "The Hurt Locker" (R)
  • Aug. 29 - "Varsity Blues" (R)

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