This summer in Seattle, one of the many ways you can soak up the sun is at an outdoor movie screening, where you can sit in a lawn chair or on a blanket with food and drinks and check out a blockbuster or classic film. Below, you'll find 19 options, many of which start during the first week of July, and which range from lots of instances of the Lego Batman Movie and La La Land to more unconventional options like the Seattle Outdoor Cinema's 21+ lineup and Parental Advisory in Cal Anderson Park. See our complete movie times listings for other (indoor) films.
July 11-Aug 29: Bellevue Downtown Park
At each of these downtown outdoor movie screenings, a charity will be present to take your donations. Otherwise, the movies, popcorn, and entertainment are all free.
Lineup: Sing (July 11), Storks (July 18), The Angry Birds Movie (July 25), Monster Trucks (Aug 1), The Lego Batman Movie (Aug 8), The Secret Life of Pets (Aug 15), Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (Aug 22), The Sandlot (Aug 29)
July 5-Aug 23: Marymoor Park (Redmond)
See popular new movies all summer (plus the old Ghostbusters) at Marymoor and enjoy trivia, food trucks, and a market.
Lineup: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (July 5), La La Land (July 12), Moana (July 19), Hidden Figures (July 26), Sing (Aug 2), Ghostbusters (1984) (Aug 8: this is a Tuesday), Finding Dory (Aug 16), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Aug 23)
July 6-Aug 24:
For the seventh season, Magnuson Park will have family-friendly movies, live entertainment, movie trivia, and food trucks on Thursday evenings. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and (well-behaved) dogs, too.
Lineup: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (July 6), Moana (July 13), Hidden Figures (July 20), Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) (July 27), La La Land (Aug 3), The Lego Batman Movie (Aug 10), Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (Aug 17), The Princess Bride (Aug 24).
This series is unfortunately cancelled. Read Epic Events' statement: "The Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park series in Seattle has been cancelled for 2017 due to security concerns that have evolved into public safety issues at Magnuson Park. This includes previously scheduled events on Thursdays; July 27, Aug. 3, Aug. 10, Aug. 17 and Aug. 24. Epic Events would like to thank all of their fans, sponsors and partners who have supported and enjoyed these events over the last six years. A variety of venues will be considered for the continuation of this series in 2018 and beyond."
July 13-Aug 30: Redhook Brewery (Woodinville)
On Thursdays in July and August, watch movies under the stars at Redhook Brewery's Woodinville location. The movie screenings will be supplemented by performances and special events (including a family night, a pet night, and a zombie burlesque show).
Lineup Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (July 13), Moana (July 20), Shaun of the Dead (July 27), What We Do in the Shadows (Aug 3), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Aug 10), Logan (Aug 17), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Aug 24), The Lego Batman Movie (Aug 30)
July 13-Sept 28: Peddler Brewing
Enjoy a (hopefully) blissfully mild Seattle summer at Peddler’s outdoor yet covered beer garden, where you can watch a movie while enjoying the great outdoors. (You can even bring your dog.)
Lineup: Mean Girls (July 13), Sandlot (July 20), Super Troopers (July 27), Kindergarten Cop (Aug 10), Bridesmaids (Aug 17), Meet the Parents (Aug 24), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Aug 31), Miss Congeniality (Sept 14), Point Break (Sept 21), Pitch Perfect (Sept 28)
Aug 3-Aug 24: Crossroads Park (Bellevue)
Take advantage of our normally gorgeous Seattle Summers and watch free, family-friendly movies in Bellevue.
Lineup: Finding Dory (Aug 3), Zootopia (Aug 10), Pete's Dragon (Aug 17), Moana (Aug 24)
Aug 31: Freeway Park
Join other political satire lovers and Kubrick fans for a screening of the reassuring classic Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb along with some free popcorn.
July 14-Aug 25: Westlake Park
Watch free movies downtown—a couple of classics and some winners from the past year or so. The movies start at dusk.
Lineup: Dirty Dancing (July 14), Ghostbusters (2016) (July 21), Moana (Aug 4), La La Land (Aug 11), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Aug 18), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Aug 25)
July 21-Aug 11: Shilshole Bay Marina
The Ballard marina will have free, family-friendly movies at dusk this summer (Captain Ron and The Secret Life of Pets), with seating available on the garden lawn and in the parking lot, guest moorage available, and free popcorn (on a first-come, first-served basis).
Lineup: Captain Ron (July 21), The Secret Life of Pets (Aug 11)
July 21-Aug 18: Thornton A. Sullivan Park (Everett)
Each screening in this Everett park will be preceded by all-ages entertainment from the likes of the Son of the Reptile Man, Cap'n ARRR, and the Imagine Children's Museum.
Lineup: Pete's Dragon (July 21), Lego Batman (July 28), Finding Dory (Aug 4), Secret Life of Pets (Aug 11),Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Aug 18)
Aug 4-25: Skyway Outdoor Cinema (Bryn Mawr-Skyway)
Gather behind the 7-Eleven, bring a blanket and chairs, and watch movies.
Lineup: Moana (Aug 4), E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (Aug 11), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Aug 18), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Aug 25)
Aug 11-Aug 25: Cal Anderson Park
Three Dollar Bill will screen films about those folks your parents warn you about: Rebels, tricksters, and weirdos. Bring your own chairs and blankets and buy yourself (or a cute friend) a popcorn.
Lineup: Beetlejuice (Aug 11), But I'm a Cheerleader (Aug 18), Juno (Aug 25)
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS
July 8-Aug 26: LeMay: America's Car Museum (Tacoma)
Drive down to Tacoma’s classic car museum or bring a blanket or chair to sit on the lawn and watch blockbusters.
Lineup: Raiders of the Lost Art (July 8), Ghostbusters (1984) (July 22), Moana (Friday, Aug 11*), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Aug 26)
July 28-Aug 11: Summer Sounds and Cinema (Auburn)
Show up early to these screenings for ArtRageous activities, inflatables, and food trucks.
Lineup: Sing (July 28), Moana (Aug 4), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Aug 11)
July 28-Aug 19: Summer Bash & Movies in the Park (Tacoma)
Enjoy free movies around Tacoma's parks for several Fridays and Saturdays in July and August.
Lineup: The Lego Batman Movie (July 28), Hidden Figures (July 29), Moana (Aug 4), Kubo and the Two Strings (Aug 11), Sing (Aug 19)
June 24 8-Aug 5: South Lake Union Discovery Center
The Seattle Outdoor Cinema (formerly Fremont Outdoor Movies) is celebrating its 25th season with a permanent venue upgrade to the South Lake Union Discovery Center. All screenings are 21+, there will be a beer garden (proceeds from which will benefit various rotating non-profits), and other pre-screening entertainment. Tickets are $5 for a single ticket, $10 for guaranteed seating in the center row, $25 for an individual season pass, and $35 for a two-person season pass. The lineup ranges from comedies to romance to quasi-horror movies.
Lineup: Princess Bride Quote-Along (July 8), The 5th Element (July 15), Dude Fest: The Big Lebowski (July 22), La La Land (July 29), The Dark Knight (Aug 5)
July 8-Aug 19: Carillon Point (Kirkland)
Watch a movie next to Lake Washington for just $5, which will benefit Hopelink services.
Lineup: Raiders of the Lost Ark (July 8), Finding Dory (July 22), Fantastic Beasts (Aug 5), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Aug 19)
July 22-Aug 26: West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCA
The 14th annual season of the West Seattle Outdoor Movie series will have family-friendly movies at dusk, with pre-movie children's activities, food trucks, and concessions for sale—as well as opportunities to raise money for nonprofits.
Lineup: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (July 22), The Lego Batman Movie (July 29), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Aug 5), Finding Dory (Aug 12), Queen of Katwe (Aug 19), Beauty and the Beast (Aug 26)
July 29-Aug 26: Seattle Center
Bring your lawn chairs and watch free, family-friendly movies on Seattle Center's 40-foot-screen on the Mural Amphitheater lawn. Each screening will open with a short film by local students at Cornish College of the Arts.
Lineup: The Princess Bride (July 29), La La Land (Aug 5), Hidden Figures (Aug 12), Clue (Aug 19), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Aug 26)