Events

Every Outdoor Movie Playing Around Seattle This Summer

<a href="http://www.photobyjordan.com/#0" target="_blank">Courtesy Jordan Nicholson Photo</a>

For six weeks or so, more than 70 mostly-free outdoor movies will be showing around the city in fields, parks, and even a 7-Eleven parking lot. All of which are -- literally -- cooler places than your apartment which still doesn't have air conditioning. So bring a blanket and some cash for the concession stand, and enjoy flicks that range from Ghostbusters and Goonies, to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But judging by how many times it shows up on this list, you'll probably just end up watching Coco a bunch.

Most of the movies will begin at dark (around 8), but some kick off a bit earlier with pre-screening activities. And if you need something to do post-flick, be sure to check out our Seattle Summer Events Guide, right here.

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Coco

July 18
Marymoor Park

Variety style entertainment, movie trivia, and some of Seattle’s best food trucks. $5.

Zoolander

July 19
Peddler Brewing Company

These free beer garden-based movie nights are rain or shine thanks to the giant tent overhead. Portable chairs/blankets welcome.

A League of Their Own

July 20
Seattle Center

This year for the first time a selection of food vendors near the Mural will stay open until 11pm so you can munch after the free movie starts.

Coco

July 20
Cascade Park

Pre-movie activities starting at 6pm, and a phone line to call when it rains to see if the free show is cancelled.

Monsters Inc.

July 20
Jefferson Community Center

Pre-movie activities starting at 6pm, and a phone line to call when it rains to see if the free show is cancelled.

Jurassic Park

July 21
SLU Discovery Center Lawn

There’s local craft brews in their “urban beer garden”, and food trucks in the parking lot. The movie is free and 21+.

Wonder Woman

July 21
West Seattle Movies

BYO blankets/chairs and some cash for concessions and raffles tickets with all proceeds going to charity. The movie is free.

Cars 3

July 21
LeMay Car Museum

Picnic-style concessions and a 40-foot screen you can view from your car or a blanket on the grass. Free entrance.

The Lego Ninjago Movie

July 24
Bellevue Downtown Park

Pre-movie entertainment and family activities, plus free popcorn with the free flick.

The Greatest Showman

July 25
Marymoor Park, epiceap.com

Variety style entertainment, movie trivia, and some of Seattle’s best food trucks. It'll cost ya a $5 entry fee.

The Incredibles

July 25
Park Ridge Community Church

This is literally in a field behind a church, and very family friendly. Obviously. Also free.

The Goonies

July 26
Peddler Brewing Company

These free beer garden-based movie nights are rain or shine thanks to the giant tent overhead. Portable chairs/blankets welcome.

Despicable Me 3

July 27
Lea Hill Park (Auburn), Free, auburnwa.gov

They’ve got food trucks, inflatable rides and an ArtRageous hands-on art activity(?!). It's also free.

WALL-E

July 27
Cascade Park

Pre-movie activities starting at 6pm, and a phone line to call when it rains to see if the show’s cancelled. Entry is free.

The Secret Life of Pets

July 28
West Seattle Movies

BYO blankets/chairs and some cash for concessions and raffles tickets with all proceeds going to charity.

The Princess Bride

July 28
Seattle Center

Score eats at the nearby Armory then post-up under the Space Needle and catch short films created by students at Cornish before the free flick starts.

Goodbye Christopher Robin

July 31
Bellevue Downtown Park

Pre-movie entertainment and family activities, plus free popco… wait, another Winnie the Pooh movie?! Oh well, at least it's free.

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10 Things I Hate About You

Aug 2
Marymoor Park

Variety style entertainment, movie trivia, and some of Seattle’s best food trucks. Admission is $5.

Coco

Aug 2
Crossroads Community Park

Pre-movie entertainment and family activities, plus free popcorn with the free movie.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Aug 3
Westlake Park

Pre-movie activities starting at 6pm, and a phone line to call when it rains to see if the show’s cancelled.

Get Out

Aug 4
Seattle Center

Score eats at the nearby Armory then post-up under the Space Needle and catch short films created by students at Cornish before the flick starts.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Aug 4
West Seattle Movies
BYO blankets/chairs and some cash for concessions and raffles tickets with all proceeds going to charity. Admission is free.

Coco

Aug 3
Lea Hill Park

They’ve got food trucks, inflatable rides and an ArtRageous hands-on art activity(?!). It's also free.

Overboard (1987)

Aug 3
Shilshole Bay Marina

The city’s only boat-accessible outdoor movie spot doesn’t have many other amenities except free popcorn.

Coco

Aug 3
Skyway Outdoor Cinema

Bring your own seating to the parking lot behind the 7-Eleven, and some cash for the concession stand. Or a Big Gulp. Entry is free.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Aug 4
Carillon Point Plaza

Popcorn, drinks, and candy are available for purchase, but are kinda like the entertainment options at Folsom Prison: Cash only with a $5 donation.

Rumble in the Bronx

Aug 4
Hing Hay Park

Pre-movie activities starting at 6pm, and a phone line to call when it rains to see if the show’s cancelled. Free admission.

Paddington 2

Aug 7
Bellevue Downtown Park

Pre-movie entertainment and family activities, plus free popcorn for the free flick.

Thor: Ragnarok

Aug 8
Marymoor Park, epiceap.com

Variety style entertainment, movie trivia, and some of Seattle’s best food trucks. And what did it cost? Everyth… err, actually only $5 bucks.

The Greatest Showman

Aug 8
Park Ridge Community Church

Literally in a field behind a church, and very family friendly. Also free.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Aug 9
Peddler Brewing Company

These free beer garden-based movie nights are rain or shine thanks to the giant tent overhead. Portable chairs/blankets welcome.

Wonder

Aug 9
Crossroads Community Park

Pre-movie entertainment and family activities, plus free popcorn for the free flick.

Wonder Woman

Aug 10
Skyway Outdoor Cinema

Bring your own seating to the parking lot behind the 7-Eleven, and some cash for the concession stand. Or a Big Gulp. Admission is free.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Aug 10
Lea Hill Park

They’ve got food trucks, inflatable rides and an ArtRageous hands-on art activity(?!). It's also free.

Sleepless in Seattle

Aug 10
Westlake Park

Pre-movie activities starting at 6pm, and a phone line to call when it rains to see if the show’s cancelled. Free entry.

A League of Their Own

Aug 10
Freeway Park

Pre-movie activities starting at 6pm, and a phone line to call when it rains to see if the show’s cancelled. Free entry.

Little Shop of Horrors

Aug 11
Seattle Center

Score eats at the nearby Armory then post-up under the Space Needle and catch short films created by students at Cornish before the flick starts.

A Wrinkle in Time

Aug 11
West Seattle Outdoor Movies

BYO blankets/chairs and some cash for concessions and raffles tickets with all proceeds going to charity.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Aug 11
LeMay Car Museum

Picnic-style concessions and a 40-foot screen you can view from your car or a blanket on the grass.

Mulan (sing-along)

Aug 11
Hing Hay Park

Pre-movie activities starting at 6pm, and a phone line to call when it rains to see if the show’s cancelled.

The Greatest Showman

Aug 14
Bellevue Downtown Park

Pre-movie entertainment and family activities, plus free popcorn.

WALL-E

Aug 15
Park Ridge Community Church

Literally in a field behind a church, and very family friendly. Obviously.

Cars 3

Aug 16
Crossroads Community Park

Pre-movie entertainment and family activities, plus free popcorn.

Wedding Crashers

Aug 16
Peddler Brewing Company

These beer garden-based movie nights are rain or shine thanks to the giant tent overhead. Portable chairs/blankets welcome.

Black Panther

Aug 17
Denny Park

Pre-movie activities starting at 6pm, and a phone line to call when it rains to see if the show’s cancelled.

Ferdinand

Aug 17
Marymoor Park

Variety style entertainment, movie trivia, and some of Seattle’s best food trucks. $5.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Aug 17
Skyway Outdoor Cinema

Bring your own seating to the parking lot behind the 7-Eleven, and some cash for the concession stand. Or a Big Gulp.

Hook

Aug 17
Westlake Park

Pre-movie activities starting at 6pm, and a phone line to call when it rains to see if the show’s cancelled.

Sister Act

Aug 17
Cal Anderson Park

Despite’s it name, this film series’ screenings are free, and start at sunset, but concessions and the DJ start at 7pm so get there earlier.

I Am Not Your Negro

Aug 18
Seattle Center

Score eats at the nearby Armory then post-up under the Space Needle and catch short films created by students at Cornish before the flick starts.

Coco

Aug 18
West Seattle Movies
BYO blankets/chairs and some cash for concessions and raffles tickets with all proceeds going to charity.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Aug 18
Carillon Point Plaza

Popcorn, drinks and candy are available for purchase, but are kinda like the entertainment options at Folsom Prison --- Cash only. $5 donation.

Iron Monkey

Aug 18
Hing Hay Park

Pre-movie activities starting at 6pm, and a phone line to call when it rains to see if the show’s cancelled.

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Blue sky studios

Ferdinand

Aug 21
Bellevue Downtown Park

Pre-movie entertainment and family activities, plus free popcorn.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Aug 22
Park Ridge Community Church

Literally in a field behind a church, and very family friendly. Obviously.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Aug 23
Crossroads Community Park

Pre-movie entertainment and family activities, plus free popcorn.

Super Troopers

Aug 23
Peddler Brewing Company

These beer garden-based movie nights are rain or shine thanks to the giant tent overhead. Portable chairs/blankets welcome.

Black Panther

Aug 24
Marymoor Park

Variety style entertainment, movie trivia, and… WHAT ARE THOSE?! Oh, just some of Seattle’s best food trucks.

Black Panther

Aug 24
Skyway Outdoor Cinema

Bring your own seating to the parking lot behind the 7-Eleven, and some cash for the concession stand. Or a Big Gulp.

Black Panther

Aug 24
Westlake Park

Pre-movie activities starting at 6pm, and a phone line to call when it rains to see if the show’s cancelled.

Coco

Aug 24
Denny Park

Pre-movie activities starting at 6pm, and a phone line to call when it rains to see if the show’s cancelled.

Monster’s University

Aug 24
Jefferson Community Center

Pre-movie activities starting at 6pm, and a phone line to call when it rains to see if the show’s cancelled.

The Devil Wears Prada

Aug 24
Cal Anderson Park

Despite’s it name, this film series’ screenings are free, and start at sunset, but concessions and the DJ start at 7pm so get there earlier.

Allegiance: The Musical

Aug 25
Hing Hay Park

Pre-movie activities starting at 6pm, and a phone line to call when it rains to see if the show’s cancelled.

Wonder Woman

Aug 25
Seattle Center

Score eats at the nearby Armory then post-up under the Space Needle and catch short films created by students at Cornish before the flick starts.

Black Panther

Aug 25
SLU Discovery Center Lawn

There’s local craft brews in their “urban beer garden”, and food trucks in the parking lot. Admission is free and it's 21+.

Black Panther

Aug 25
West Seattle Outdoor Movies

BYO blankets/chairs and some cash for concessions and raffles tickets with all proceeds going to charity.

Ghostbusters (1984)

Aug 28
Bellevue Downtown Park

Pre-movie entertainment and family activities, free popcorn, and dogs and cats living together… Mass hysteria!

The Princess Bride

Aug 29
Marymoor Park

Variety style entertainment, movie trivia, some of Seattle’s best food trucks, and presumably a few R.O.U.S.s.

Bridesmaids

Aug 30
Peddler Brewing Company

These beer garden-based movie nights are rain or shine thanks to the giant tent overhead. Portable chairs/blankets welcome.

Black Panther

Aug 31
Bell Street Park

Pre-movie activities starting at 6pm, and a phone line to call when it rains to see if the show’s cancelled.

To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar

Aug 31
Cal Anderson Park

Despite’s it name, this film series’ screenings are free, and start at sunset, but concessions and the DJ start at 7pm so get there earlier.

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Bradley Foster is a former Thrillist editor who still can’t get over the fact they don’t do outdoor movies in Fremont anymore. After four(!) years.