It’s that time again! Time to grab your blankets, loved ones and lawn chairs and head out to see some great movies outside in the fresh air this summer! (And if you live in the Puget Sound region you know the summer will only last about three weeks anyway, so start planning now to squeeze in as much fun as possible!). Here’s a semi-comprehensive list of some of the excellent and popular outdoor flicks to catch on a big screen this summer. Most of these screenings are free and open to the public and include pre-movie fun so follow the links for more information!
Bellingham/ Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema
Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema runs on Saturday evenings from June 25 to August 27 at the Fairhaven Village Green. Featuring Labyrinth, The Martian, Casablanca, and The Princess Bride among others, more info here.
NORTH PUGET SOUND:
Marysville/Popcorn in the Park Outdoor Movies
Family-friendly fun at Jennings Memorial Park Ballfield at Popcorn in the Park Outdoor Movies featuring movies like Shaun the Sheep Movie and The Good Dinosaur. Movies screen Saturday nights from July 16 to August 13, more information here.
Snohomish/Movies in the Park
Enjoy movies like Pirates of the Caribbean – Curse of the Black Pearl, Cinderella (2015) and Star Wars – The Force Awakens (photo op with Darth Vader!) every Thursday night this summer at Willis Tucker Community Park in Snohomish. Find out more here.
Spokane/Movies at Riverfront Park
Spokane outdoor movie events at Riverfront Park! Featuring trivia, food trucks and more, 2016 is the fourth year of Outdoor Movies at Riverfront Park. Check out Aladdin on July 20.
SOUTH PUGET SOUND:
Auburn/Summer Sounds and Cinema
Live entertainment and blockbuster movies for the whole family on Friday nights in Auburn! Check out The Good Dinosaur, Minions, and Zootopia, screening outdoors in July and August in various Auburn parks. Get the scoop here.
Yakima Outdoor Summer Cinema Series
Watch movies under the stars under the stars in beautiful Chesterley Park, Yakima. Movies such as Goosebumps, Million Dollar Arm, and The Hunger Games, among others, begin Sunday nights at sunset, so click here to find out more!
Three Rivers Winery Friday Night Outdoor Movies
Sip wine in Walla Walla and enjoy movies such as Jaws, Zoolander 2, and Chef. Find out more here.
Asian Art Museum Outdoor Films
This summer, Asian Art Museum is presenting a series of outdoor movies in tandem with their exhibit Mood Indigo: Textiles from Around the World, and featuring live blues music starting at 8:15 p.m. The lineup includes Goyokin, Rain the Color of Blue, and True Grit.
New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer & Film Tour
On July 29, enjoy short films and beers at Gas Works Park! Check it out here.
Movies at Magnuson
Magnuson Park continues their family-friendly movie tradition on Thursday evenings, with hits and classics like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Incredibles, and The Goonies. Check it out here.
Movies at the Mural
The Princess Bride (quote-along!), Mad Max: Fury Road, Galaxy Quest, West Side Story, and The Life of Pi and more will be screening Saturday nights on Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheater lawn.
Outdoor Movies in Jefferson Park
Friday nights in Beacon Hill’s Jefferson Park will feature movies like The Princess Bride, Labyrinth, The Muppet Movie, and Despicable Me. Movies start at 7:00 p.m., more info here.
Peddler Brewing Outdoor Movie Nights
Thursday night outdoor summer films with food trucks and beer! Movies start at 9:00 p.m. Classic movies and modern delights like Back to the Future, Top Gun, Breaking Away, Zoolander, and others. The complete schedule is here.
Seattle Outdoor Cinema
Fremont Outdoor Movies retires their previous venue and moves to the South Lake Union Discovery Center. Lineup includes Pretty Woman, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Big Lebowski. There’s also a beer garden for 21+ set!
Three Dollar Bill Cinema
Starting Friday nights in August, Three Dollar Bill Cinema is screening space-themed movies in Cal Anderson Park such as Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, Spaceballs, Barbarella and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Proceeds from popcorn sales go towards Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s goal of supporting the local LGBTQ community through film. Full lineup here.
West Seattle Outdoor Movies
Come early to check out pre-movie music, trivia, and raffles before catching flicks like Monty Python and the Holy Grail, School of Rock, Skyfall, and The Lego Movie.