Despite questionable summer weather, the outdoor movie season is about to begin! From family flicks to thrillers to the good ol’ classics, this year’s lineup is packed. With outdoor cinemas sprouting up all around Seattle, there’s bound to be one near your neighborhood, so check out the list:
Fremont’s (Almost Free) Outdoor Cinema has already begun, with films every Saturday. July 2’s movie will be replaced with the Red, White, & Dead Zombie Walk and Concert, but after that is Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (July 9), Twilight (July 16), Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (July 23), The Princess Bride (July 30), A Clockwork Orange (Friday Aug. 5), Pulp Fiction (Aug. 6), Tron and Tron Legacy (Aug. 13), and The Big Lebowski (Aug. 27). The suggested donation is $5.
The Center City Cinema is also back this year in the International District (at various locations) starting July 9th. Godzilla (July 9) is first up, followed by Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (Aug. 13), Newsies (Aug. 20), The Karate Kid (Aug. 27), Howl’s Moving Castle (Sept. 10), and Three Seasons (Sept. 17). Almost all are bilingual, in either a foreign language or with subtitles.
Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park is new this year, with showings for $5. They kick off with The Princess Bride (July 14), School of Rock (July 21), How to Train Your Dragon (July 28), Top Gun (Aug. 4), Ghostbusters (Aug. 11), Beauty and the Beast (Aug. 18), and Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (Aug. 25).
South Lake Union’s Cinema on the Lawn has a short lineup of three films this year, starting with Easy A (July 15), then Kick Ass (July 29), and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Aug. 12). All are totally free and held at the South Lake Union Discovery Center.
West Seattle Movies on the Wall kick off the same weekend with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (July 16), followed by Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (July 23), Airplane (July 30), Despicable Me (Aug. 6), Jurassic Park (Aug. 13), and Toy Story 3 (Aug. 20).
Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema is hosting a free series of films at Cal Anderson Park entitled “Rock & Roll Fantasy.” The series includes Xanadu (July 29), Labyrinth (Aug. 5), The Apple (Aug. 12), and Footloose (Aug. 19).
And last but not least, Seattle Center’s Movies at the Mural starts July 30th at the Mural Amphitheatre, featuring the Space Needle as backdrop. The Princess Bride (July 30) is first, then Inception (Aug. 13), Raiders of the Lost Ark (Aug. 20), The Incredibles (Aug. 27), and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Aug. 28).
Enjoy the show!
Post by Callan, teen blogger