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 multiple screenings of classics like Princess Bride and Goonies, and newer releases like Black Panther and Coco. We've gathered them all below, including summer-long series at Marymoor Park and Peddler Brewing, and the Mural Amphitheatre. Plus, check out our movie times listings for a complete list of indoor films.
June 19: Green Lake Park
Watch the Academy Award-winning animated film Coco under the stars. Free popcorn will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
July 10-Aug 28: Bellevue Downtown Park
Tuesdays in July and August, catch free screenings of family-friendly movies and munch on free popcorn. Each night, movie-goers will have the opportunity to donate to different charities.
Lineup: Despicable Me 3 (July 10), Boss Baby (July 17), The Lego Ninjago Movie (July 24), Goodbye Christopher Robin (July 31), Paddington 2 (Aug 7), The Greatest Showman (Aug 17), Ferdinand (Aug 21), Ghostbusters (Aug 28)
WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS
June 28-Aug 29: Marymoor Park
Watch big hits—recent and classic—on the big screen. They also promise trivia, food trucks, and other surprises.
Lineup: Goonies (June 28), Wonder Woman (July 5), Jumanji (July 11), Coco (July 18), The Greatest Showman (July 25), 10 Things I Hate About You (Aug 2), Thor: Ragnarok (Aug 8), Ferdinand (Aug 15), Black Panther (Aug 22), The Princess Bride (Aug 29)
Through Aug 30: Peddler Brewing
Head to Peddler's outdoor yet covered beer garden, where you can watch a movie while enjoying the summer breezes. (You can even bring your dog.)
Lineup: 10 Things I Hate About You (June 14), Princess Bride (June 21), Old School (June 28), Sandlot (July 5), Mean Girls (July 12), Zoolander (July 19), Goonies (July 26), Pitch Perfect (Aug 2), Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (Aug 9), Wedding Crashers (Aug 16), Super Troopers (Aug 23), Bridesmaids (Aug 30)
July 12-Aug 16: Snohomish Movies in the Park
If you're looking for something to do in Snohomish on a Thursday evening, head to the park for free screenings of recently released flicks.
Lineup: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (July 12), Ferdinand (July 19), The Greatest Showman (Julu 26), Coco (Aug 2), Wonder (Aug 9), Beauty and the Beast (Aug 16)
Aug 2-23: Crossroads Park (Bellevue)
At dusk, the Bellevue park will screen movies for free (including the Oscar-winning Coco). Find a comfy spot in the grass and enjoy free popcorn while you watch.
Lineup: Coco (Aug 2), Wonder (Aug 9), Cars 3 (Aug 16), Beauty & The Beast (Aug 23)
Aug 17-31: Cal Anderson Park
Stretch out on the lawn and watch lighthearted movies: Sister Act (Aug 17), The Devil Wears Prada (Aug 24), and To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Love Julie Newmar (Aug 31). If you like musical nuns, bitchy fashionistas, and/or Wesley Snipes as a drag queen, you may be interested.
Lineup: Sister Act (Aug 17), The Devil Wears Prada (Aug 24), To Wong Foo (Aug 31), Thanks for Everything (Aug 31), Love Julie Newmar (Aug 31)
July 6-27: Cascade Playground
Bring something to sit on and enjoy popcorn and snow cones as you watch movies outside. Show up a little early for pre-show entertainment.
Lineup: Wonder Woman (July 6), Coco (July 20), Wall-E (July 27)
July 6-27: Skansie Brothers Park and Netshed (Gig Harbor)
See free movies in the park for the whole family every Friday in July.
Lineup: Wonder (July 6), Top Gun (July 13), Peter Rabbit (July 20), Despicable Me 3 (July 27)
July 13-Aug 24: Various locations in Pierce County
At Meridian Habitat Park and Sprinker Recreation Center, catch screenings of popular family movies like Peter Rabbit.
Lineup: Rock Dog (July 13), Peter Rabbit (July 27), Sherlock Gnomes (Aug 17), Paddington 2 (Aug 24)
July 13-Aug 24: Westlake Park
Watch popular movies outdoors in downtown Seattle, from recent hits like Wonder Woman and Black Panther to old favorites like Sleepless in Seattle and Hook.
Lineup: Wonder Woman (July 13), Coco (July 20), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Aug 3), Sleepless in Seattle (Aug 10), Hook (Aug 17), Black Panther (Aug 24)
July 20: Mural Amphitheatre
Before the official Movies at the Mural series kicks off, the amphitheater will screen the beloved baseball film A League of Their Own. Certain Bite of Seattle vendors will stay open late for your movie munchie requirements.
July 20-Aug 24: Port of Everett Marina
Watch classics like Grease and E.T. (plus some newer films) for free on land or on your boat.
Lineup: Jaws (July 20), Grease (July 27), E.T. (Aug 3), UP (Aug 10), Wonder Woman (Aug 17), Top Gun (Aug 24)
Aug 2-24: Lake Tye Park (Monroe)
Watch movies outside at dusk every Friday in August.
Lineup: Jumanji (Aug 3), Coco (Aug 10), TBA (Aug 17), Guardians of the Galaxy (Aug 24)
Aug 3-17: Shilshole Bay Marina
Stretch out on the garden lawn or in the parking lot of the Ballard marina to watch two (very different, equally iconic) oceanic films. Free popcorn will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Lineup: Overboard (Aug 3), Moana (Aug 17)
Aug 3-24: Skyway Outdoor Cinema (Renton)
Get cozy behind 7-Eleven and take in recently released blockbusters like Wonder Woman and Black Panther for free.
Lineup: Coco (Aug 3), Wonder Woman (Aug 10), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Aug 17), Black Panther (Aug 24)
Aug 10: Freeway Park
There is no crying in baseball, or so says Tom Hanks in the venerable classic A League of Their Own. Before the movie screens outside at dusk, enjoy baseball-themed games and activities.
Aug 17-Sept 7: Battle Point Park (Bainbridge Island)
Hop on a ferry to see outdoor screenings of family-friendly films.
Lineup: Coco (Aug 17), Wonder (Aug 24), Pelé (Aug 25), Leap (Aug 31), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Sept 7)
July 27-Aug 10: Various locations in Auburn
In Lea Hill Park, Sunset Park, and Les Gove Park, families can enjoy free Friday night entertainment with all-ages music and special performances before outdoor movie screenings.
Lineup: Despicable Me 3 (July 27), Coco (Aug 3), Raiders of the Lost Ark (Aug 10)
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS
July 13-Aug 17: Various locations in Tacoma
Head to various Tacoma parks with as many snacks and blankets as you can carry for free outdoor screenings of delightful family movies.
Lineup: Coco (July 13), Moana (July 28), Peter Rabbit (Aug 3), Cars 3 (Aug 10), Sherlock Gnomes (Aug 17)
July 21-Aug 24: Various locations in Renton
At different outdoor spots in Renton, stay outside and watch family movies.
Lineup: Jumanji (July 21), Despicable Me 3 (Aug 3), Coco (Aug 10), Wonder (Aug 24)
June 16–Aug 25: South Lake Union Discovery Center
This 21+ series invites you to snack on street food from the night market and relish classic movies.
Lineup: Goonies (June 16), Jurassic Park (July 21), Black Panther (Aug 25)
July 7-Aug 11: LeMay: America's Car Museum (Tacoma)
See crowd-pleasing blockbuster films both classic (like Jaws) and new (like Star Wars: The Last Jedi) at the Tacoma museum from the comfort of your car. (Or you can watch on a lawn chair or a blanket.)
Lineup: Jaws (July 7), Cars 3 (July 21), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Aug 11)
July 7-Aug 18: Carillon Point (Kirkland)
Stretch out on the lawn overlooking Lake Washington and watch popular flicks in support of HopeLink. Popcorn, soda, and candy will be available for purchase.
Lineup: Despicable Me 3 (July 7), The Wedding Singer (July 21), Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (Aug 4), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Aug 18)
July 14-Aug 11: Jennings Memorial Park (Marysville)
Munch on popcorn and stretch out on the lawn for these free Saturday family movies.
Lineup: Despicable Me 3 (July 14), Jumanji (July 21), Cars 3 (July 28), Wonder Woman (Aug 4), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Aug 11)
July 14-Aug 18: Columbia Park
Watch high-quality, all-ages movies: the best shorts from Children's International Film Festival (July) and the Academy Award-winning Coco (August).
Lineup: Children's International Film Festival Shorts (July 14), Coco (Aug 18)
July 21–Aug 25: West Seattle Junction
Curl up on a blanket and catch up on popular films for all ages at West Seattle's 15th annual outdoor movie series.
Lineup: Wonder Woman (July 21), The Secret Life of Pets (July 28), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Aug 4), A Wrinkle in Time (Aug 11), Coco (Aug 18), Black Panther (Aug 25)
July 28-Aug 18: Mercerdale Park (Mercer Island)
See free family movies on a giant inflatable screen on your coziest blanket.
Lineup: Moana (July 28), A Wrinkle in Time (Aug 18)
Jul 28-Aug 25: Mural Amphitheatre
Park your bum on some blankets in front of the Mural and see free, highly enjoyable movies, like The Princess Bride, Get Out, and Wonder Woman. Each screening will be preceded by short films by Cornish students.
Lineup: The Princess Bride (July 18), Get Out (Aug 4), Little Shop of Horrors (Aug 11), I Am Not Your Negro (Aug 18), Wonder Woman (Aug 25)