Summer in the City

A Guide to Great Outdoor Movies in August

Start with a free Harry Potter marathon at Mural Amphitheatre; the first film screens August 4.

By Seattle Met Staff August 1, 2012


Movies at the Mural

Accio lawn chair! Seattle Center screens all eight Harry Potter flicks this month, from Sorcerer’s Stone to Deathly Hallows: Part II, in a magical move marathon for diehard Potter fans at Mural Amphitheatre. Films start at dusk (around 9).

Aug 4 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Aug 5
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (special location: South International Fountain Lawn)
Aug 11
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Aug 12
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Aug 18
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Aug 19
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Aug 25
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
Aug 26 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II

Movies at Marymoor

There’s a hero for everyone in this Marymoor movie lineup, whether you’re looking for a prince, a Muppet of a man, or Harrison Ford.

Aug 1 The Muppets
Aug 8
Aug 15
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Gene Wilder version)
Aug 22
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Aug 29
The Princess Bride

Moonlight Cinema at Redhook

Bike over to Redhook Brewery, grab a couple beers, and watch some comedies that aren’t suitable for the more family-friendly outdoor movie series. Movies start at dusk. $5–$20.

Aug 2 Top Gun
Aug 9
Talladega Nights
Aug 16 Animal House
Aug 23 Bridesmaids

Three Dollar Bill Cinema

Road trip! Three Dollar Bill's cinematic journeys start at Cal Anderson Park and take us to Vegas, Kansas, and the Australian Outback.

Aug 3 Viva Las Vegas
Aug 10 The Wizard of Oz
Aug 17 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Fremont Outdoor Cinema

Aug 4 Mamma Mia
Aug 11 Bottle Shocked: Sideways
Aug 17 Smitha-a-Palooza: Clerks and Mallrats
Aug 18 Caddyshack
Aug 25 The Dude Fest: The Big Lebowski

There are even more outdoor screenings this summer, from West Seattle to Kirkland. Check our 2012 Summer Outdoor Events directory for a full list.

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