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Sit back and relax, enjoy an outdoor movie at the park this summer.

Family-friendly outdoor movies in the park in the Seattle area in Summer 2022

Add this outing to your summer bucket list

Spend a summer night experiencing family-friendly outdoor movies at the park (or the pool!). Pack your picnic, a blanket or low-back chairs and make yourself comfortable at one of these parks. Catch a flick that’s fun for the whole family.

Here’s what’s playing:

Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center

Cozy up in a chair or on your blanket and watch a selection of free movies good for teens and older at Seattle Center. Bring your own picnic or stop at the Armory for a plethora of food choices.


U-District Summer Movies by the Bay

Grab a picnic blanket and head to the U District’s new waterfront park. In celebration of the new Fritz Hedges Waterway Park overlooking Portage Bay, enjoy a free family-friendly outdoor movie at the park with water-themed films for all ages each Friday in August.

August 5, “Surf’s Up”; August 12, “Whale Rider”; August 19, “Moana”; August 26, “Dolphin Tale”


Movies at Cascade Playground, Hing Hay Park & Freeway Park

Catch a free film at one of these parks in Seattle. Pre-movie activities at the following locations start at 7 p.m. and the movies begin at dusk.

Cascade Playground: July 8, “Forbidden Planet” (Rated G); July 22; “King Richard” (Rated PG-13)

Hing Hay Park: Aug. 6 , “Yellow Rose” (Rated PG-13); Aug. 13, “Big Hero 6” (Rated PG); Aug. 20, “Monster Hunt” (Mandarin with English Subtitles) (Rated PG-13); Aug. 27 “Maika” (Vietnamese with English Subtitles) (Rated PG)

Freeway Park: Aug. 5, “Raya and the Last Dragon” (Rated PG-13); Aug. 12, “Spider Man: No Way Home” (Rated PG-13); Aug. 19, “The Big Lebowski” (Rated R); Aug. 26, “In the Heights” (Rated PG-13)


Movies in the Park at Downtown Park & Crossroads Park, Bellevue

Movies in the Park are back at Downtown Park on Tuesday evenings, from July 19-August 23 and Crossroads Park on Thursday evenings, from August 4-25. Pre-movie entertainment will begin at 7:30 p.m. and movies will begin at dusk. A 40-foot movie screen transforms the parks into movie theaters, where admission is free. The following features will be showing and are all rated PG. Bring your popcorn and snacks! Enjoy the show!

At Downtown Park, Bellevue

August 2, “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero”; August 9, “Space Jam”; August 16, “The Lego Movie”; August 23, “Back to the Future”

At Crossroad Movies in the Park: Offering samples from Nothing Bundt cakes, face-painting and games before the show be sure to secure your spot early.

August 4, “Onward”; August 11 “Encanto”; August 18, “A Goofy Movie”; August 25, “Incredibles 2”


Kirkland Outdoor Summer Movie Series

Enjoy a free double feature on Kirkland’s new LED screen. Grab dinner or a snack from one of the food trucks. The movies are located at Juanita Beach Park (north side) and Heritage Park.

Movies at Juanita Beach Park (9703 NE Juanita Drive) dates and times are 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm on July 16, 23 & 30.

Movie Titles:

July 16 – Moana & Captain America, The First Avenger

July 23 – Trolls World Tour & Cruella

July 30 – Paw Patrol: The Movie & A Dog’s Purpose

Movies at Heritage Park (111 Waverly Way) will take place at 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm on August 5 & 12. For a complete list of movie titles and details, visit the What’s Happening Community Calendar on the City of Kirkland website.

Movie Titles:

August 5 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs & Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

August 12 – Sherlock Holmes & Bill and Ted Face the Music


Sammamish Outdoor Movies

Join the community at Sammmish Commons Plaze (801 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075) to celebrate summer with free and fun activities accompanied by a viewing of Encanto on August 2.


Dive-In Movies at Wild Waves

The Federal Way theme park is showing off its new, giant poolside LED screen with movies in the pool (park admission required). Here’s what’s playing at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays:

June 23, “Finding Nemo”; June 30, “Sing 2”: July 7, “Jungle Cruise”; July 14, “Luca”; July 21, “Boss Baby 2”; July 28, “50 First Dates”; August 4, “Encanto”; August 11, “Space Jam”; August 18, “Spongebob: Sponge on the Run”; August 25, “School of Rock.”


Friday Night Flicks, Auburn

Find these outdoor movies at the park starting July 29 with Sing 2 at Lea Hill Park, Encanto on Aug 5 at Sunset Park and Remember the Titans on Aug 12 at Les Gove Park.


Marysville Movies in the Park

Head over to Jennings Park on Saturdays in August for a free family-friendly outdoor movie at the park. Shows begin at dusk.

August 6, “Cruella” (PG-13); August 13, “San Andreas” (PG-13)


Celebrating 20 years of outdoor movies at the park: Skyway Outdoor Cinema

After taking a summer hiatus in 2019 the outdoor movie experience is back and better than ever with 4 shows in August. Shows start at 7 p.m.

August 5, “Soul”; August 12, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”; August 19, “Spider Man: No Way Home”;  August 26, “Encanto”


Sail In Cinema, Everett

Friday nights mid-July – mid-August 2022 at the Port of Everett’s Boxcar Park. The Port of Everett’s Sail-in Cinema is the only waterfront movie series in Snohomish County, offering free, family-friendly movies. Order takeout early from local restaurants for a dine-out movie experience.

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