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Seattle Outdoor Movie Guide 2022

We'll never get tired of watching The Princess Bride on a picnic blanket.

By Sophie Grossman

Drive-in movies got a second lease on life during the height of the pandemic, and while the necessity of watching outdoors (or from a car) may have lessened for some, a picnic blanket in the grass on a summer evening is hard to beat as far as cinematic experiences go. 

We’ll update this list periodically as more showings are announced.

BECU Drive-in Movies at Marymoor Park

This Redmond drive-in is $30 per car.

Jun 2 — Labyrinth
Jun 8 — School of Rock
Jun 9 — Pretty Woman
Jun 15 — Iron Man
Jun 16 — Napoleon Dynamite
Jun 22 — Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Jun 23 — Moana

Summer Movies in Kirkland

Juanita Beach Park and Heritage Park host a series of free outdoor movies. Double features mean you can make a day of it.

Jul 16 (Juanita Beach Park) — Moana (3pm), Captain America the First Avenger (6pm)
Jul 23 (Juanita Beach Park) — Trolls World Tour (3pm), Cruella (6pm)
Jul 30 (Juanita Beach Park) — Paw Patrol: The Movie (3pm), A Dog's Purpose (6pm) 

Aug 5 (Heritage Park) — Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (4pm), Jumanji (7pm)
Aug 12 (Heritage Park) — Sherlock Holmes (4pm), Bill and Ted Face the Music (7pm)

Movies at the Mural 

Unless otherwise noted, these free outdoor screenings kick off at 9pm and are preceded by a short film from students at Cornish College of the Arts. The Armory will be open alongside a fleet of food trucks on the Seattle Center grounds.

Jul 30 — The Princess Bride
Aug 6 — Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings
Aug 13 (9:30pm) — The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Aug 20 — Labyrinth 
Aug 27 — In the Heights

U District Summer Movies by the Bay

Scarecrow Video links up with the U District Partnership to screen an aquatic-themed film series at Fritz Hedges Waterway Park. 

Aug 5 — Surf's Up
Aug 12 — Whale Rider
Aug 19 — Moana 
Aug 26 — Dolphin Tale

OUTdoor Cinema

Three Dollar Bill Cinema gets things rolling at 7pm on Alki Beach.

Aug 14 — The Birdcage

If you notice an event that should be considered for this list, email details to [email protected] 

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