As the days get longer and warmer, there's no reason you shouldn't be able to experience traditionally indoor activities, like going to the movies, in the fresh air. Luckily, there are tons of opportunities in Seattle this summer to lay out on a blanket (or a lawn chair, or the hood of your car) with your favorite snacks as you watch great films, including screenings of classics like The Big Lebowski and Back to the Future, and newer releases like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Mary Poppins Returns. We've gathered them all below, including summer-long series at Marymoor Park, Peddler Brewing, and the Mural Amphitheatre. For even more seasonal activities, check out our outside calendar and our complete guide to outdoor live music this summer. Plus, visit our movie times listings for a complete list of indoor films.
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July 9-Aug 27: Bellevue Downtown Park
This eight-week movie series will include some deep cuts (Hotel Transylvania 3) alongside much-quoted classics (Back to the Future). Admission is free (as is the popcorn), but you're encouraged to donate to the various non-profit charities represented each week.
Lineup: Hotel Transylvania 3 (July 9), A Dog's Way Home (July 16), Smallfoot (July 23), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (July 30), The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Aug 6), Ferdinand (Aug 13), Wonder Park (Aug 20), Back to the Future (Aug 27)
July 10-Aug 28: Marymoor Park
Once again, BECU will present evenings of outdoor movies plus food trucks and entertainment, kicking off on this July evening with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and continuing with Bohemian Rhapsody, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Top Gun, and other favorites.
Lineup: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (July 10), Bohemian Rhapsody (July 17), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (July 24), Top Gun (July 31), Incredibles 2 (Aug 7), The Sandlot (Aug 13), Grease (Aug 22), The Princess Bride (Aug 28)
Through Aug 29: Peddler Brewing Company
You can bring your dogs and kids (though there are some R-ratings in the lineup) to the brewery's cheery outdoor movie series, which will include The Goonies, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Point Break, Pitch Perfect, and other faves.
Lineup: Mean Girls (June 27), The Hangover (July 11), The Princess Bride (July 28), 10 Things I Hate About You (July 25), Back to the Future (Aug 1), Point Break (Aug 8), Pitch Perfect (Aug 15), The Sandlot (Aug 22), The Big Lebowski (Aug 29)
July 11-Aug 15: Various locations (Snohomish)
Make your way to Snohomish County for Thursday-night screenings of classics you've seen a million times and recent flicks you missed in theaters. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Lineup: The Goonies (July 11, Old School Park), Ralph Breaks the Internet (July 18, Old School Park), The Incredibles 2 (July 25, Willis Tucker Park), How to Train Your Dragon:The Hidden World (Aug 1, Willis Tucker Park), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Aug 8, Lake Stevens Community Park), Mary Poppins Returns (Aug 15, Lake Stevens Community Park)
Aug 1-22: Crossroads Park (Bellevue)
At dusk, the Bellevue park will screen movies for free. Find a comfy spot in the grass and enjoy free popcorn while you watch.
Lineup: Christopher Robin (Aug 1), Ralph Breaks the Internet (Aug 8), Incredibles 2 (Aug 15), Mary Poppins Returns (Aug 22)
Aug 29: Pratt Park (Central District)
Peddle into the park on your two-wheeler for a screening of Lilo & Stitch, the classic Disney flick about a little girl who adopts an adorable dog who turns out to be an adorable alien. Northwest Folklife musicians will provide live music before the movie.
THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS
June 27-Sept 27: Chateau Ste. Michelle (Woodinville)
Settle in with a glass or bottle of wine from the shop, which will be open extended hours, while you catch summer favorites like The Goonies and Office Space.
Lineup: The Goonies (June 27), The Princess Bride (July 11), 10 Things I Hate About You (Aug 2), Office Space (Sept 27)
June 28-Aug 23: Center for Wooden Boats
Bring a picnic or buy a bag of popcorn and watch movies about maritime life while you take in a view of Lake Union.
Lineup: Wind (June 28), The Life Aquatic (July 26), Captain Ron (Aug 23)
July 5-Aug 2: Skansie Brothers Park and Netshed (Gig Harbor)
Catch free Friday-night movies (complete with free popcorn) for the whole family, and come early to enjoy pre-show activities.
Lineup: Neverending Story (July 5), Inside Out (July 12), Mary Poppins (1964) (July 19), Mary Poppins Returns (July 26), Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (Aug 2)
July 5-Aug 9: Wild Waves (Federal Way)
Float on an intertube in the Wave Pool (or stay dry on a lawn chair) and catch family-friendly movies all summer long.
Lineup: Solo (July 5), Aquaman (July 12), Incredible 2 (July 19), E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (July 26), Finding Nemo (Aug 2), The Goonies (Aug 9
July 12-Aug 16: Yesler Terrace Park
Revisit classics like The Sandlot in the park at dusk.
Lineup: The Sandlot (July 12), Ferris Bueller's Day Off (July 19), Ghostbusters (July 26), The Goonies (Aug 2), Hidden Figures (Aug 9), Black Panther (Aug 16)
July 12-Aug 23: Various locations (Pierce County)
After pre-show games, kids and families on the south side can grab a spot on the grass for screenings of animated flicks.
Lineup: Bolt (July 12, Meridian Habitat Park), The Lego Movie 2: The Second One (July 26, Meridian Habitat Park), The Little Mermaid (Aug 16, Sprinker Recreation Center), Dumbo (Aug 23, Meridian Habitat Park)
July 19: Mural Amphitheatre
Before the official Movies at the Mural series kicks off, the amphitheater will screen the cult classic Wayne's World (party time, excellent, wee-oo-wee-oo-wee-oo) about two metalheads who host a public-access show in their basement. Certain Bite of Seattle vendors will stay open late for your movie munchie requirements.
July 19 & Aug 16: Mineral Springs Park (North Seattle)
Catch a screening of Secret Life of Pets at the park and fill up on hot dogs and chips.
July 19-Aug 23: Port of Everett Marina
Grab a bag of free popcorn and watch movies from the comfort of either your boat or your landlocked picnic blanket.
Lineup: Battleship (July 19), Transformers (July 26), Remember the Titans (Aug 2), Pirates of the Caribbean (Aug 9), The Proposal (Aug 16), Moana (Aug 23)
July 26-Aug 9: Various locations (Auburn)
Families can enjoy free Friday night entertainment with all-ages music and special performances before outdoor movie screenings.
Lineup: Incredibles 2 (July 26, Lea Hill Park), Ralph Breaks the Internet (Aug 2, Sunset Park), E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Aug 9, Les Gove Park)
Aug 2-23: Skyway Outdoor Cinema
Get cozy behind 7-Eleven and take in recently released blockbusters like Incredibles 2 for free.
Lineup: Incredibles 2 (Aug 2), Princess Bride (Aug 9), Aquaman (Aug 16), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Aug 23)
Aug 2-30: Magnuson Park Auditorium (Sand Point)
The invaluable video library Scarecrow will screen charming movies about "animals saving the day," preceded by children's activities.
Lineup: Wallace and Gromit shorts (Aug 2), Kung Fu Panda (Aug 9), Babe (Aug 16), Balto (Aug 23), Finding Nemo (Aug 30)
Aug 16: Shilshole Bay Marina (Ballard)
Catch a screening of the action-packed Aquaman from your boat or the shore of the marina.
Aug 16-Sept 6: Battle Point Park (Bainbridge Island)
Hop the ferry to Bainbridge for Friday-night screenings of recently released flicks.
Lineup: Incredibles 2 (Aug 16), Trolls (Aug 23), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Aug 30), Solo (Sept 6)
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS
July 12-Aug 30: Various locations (Seattle)
In South Lake Union, Chinatown, and downtown, spend your Fridays watching popular family-friendly movies like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Best in Show.
Lineup: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (July 12 & Aug 2, Cascade Playground & Freeway Park), Aquaman (July 12, Westlake Park), Up (July 19 & Aug 24, Cascade Playground & Hing Hay Park), Christopher Robin (July 19, Westlake Park), Shrek (July 26, Cascade Playground), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Aug 2, Westlake Park), Crazy Rich Asians (Aug 3 & 23, Hing Hay Park & Freeway Park), Best in Show (Aug 9, Freeway Park), Jurassic Park (Aug 9, Westlake Park), Iron Monkey (Aug 10, Hing Hay Park), Won't You Be My Neighbor (Aug 16, Freeway Park), Captain Marvel (Aug 16, Westlake Park), Mirai (Aug 17, Hing Hay Park), Incredibles 2 (Aug 23, Westlake Park), Labyrinth (Aug 30, Freeway Park)
July 19-Aug 23: Various locations (Tacoma)
Head to Tacoma parks with an armful of snacks for free outdoor movies.
Lineup: TBA (July 19, Kandle Park), TBA (July 27, Wright Park), Mary Poppins Returns (Aug 9, Center at Norpoint), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Aug 16, Stewart Heights Park), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Aug 23, STAR Center)
July 20-Aug 23: Various locations (Renton)
Find a spot under the stars for action-packed family movies throughout the summer.
Lineup: Aquaman (July 20), How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World (Aug 9), Incredibles 2 (Aug 16), Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse (Aug 23)
June 22-Aug 24: Fairhaven Village Green (Bellingham)
See new movies and old classics while enjoying some fresh air at Bellingham's summer outdoor movie series.
Lineup: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (June 22), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (June 29), Top Gun (July 6), Bohemian Rhapsody (July 13)
July 6-Aug 24: LeMay: America's Car Museum (Tacoma)
Park your car or roll out a picnic blanket at this Tacoma summer favorite, where you can catch screenings of '80s classics and recent blockbusters alike.
Lineup:Ferris Bueller's Day Off (July 6), The Goonies (July 27), How To Train Your Dragon 3 (Aug 10), Captain Marvel (Aug 24)
July 13-Aug 10: Jennings Memorial Park (Marysville)
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Marysville for free movies and pre-show kids' activities.
Lineup: A Dog's Way Home (July 13), Ralph Breaks the Internet (July 20), Bumblebee (July 27), Incredibles 2 (Aug 3), The Karate Kid (Aug 10)
July 20 & Aug 17: Columbia Park
Gather outside for free screenings: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (July) and The Lego Movie 2 (Aug).
June 22-Aug 17: South Lake Union Discovery Center
First Tech Federal Credit Union's outdoor movie series (beginning with The Matrix) will also feature a night market, yard games, and beer, and proceeds go to charity. You have to be over 21 to partake.
Lineup: The Matrix (June 22), Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (July 20), The Life Aquatic (Aug 17)
July 27-Aug 24: Mural Amphitheatre
Stretch out on the lawn and enjoy classics like The Princess Bride and newer hits like Crazy Rich Asians and Bohemian Rhapsody, preceded by film shorts by Cornish students.
Lineup: Princess Bride (July 27), Crazy Rich Asians (Aug 3), Bohemian Rhapsody (Aug 10), Dirty Dancing (Aug 17), Black Panther (Aug 24)
Aug 10: Stroum Jewish Community Center (Mercer Island)
Gene Wilder, Zero Mostel, and Mel Brooks will make you chuckle at this outdoor screening of The Producers. Bring your own picnic; they'll provide the beer and wine.