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

Family-friendly outdoor movies in the parks Summer 2024

Add this outing to your summer bucket list

Spend a few summer nights enjoying family-friendly outdoor movies at the park (or the pool!). Pack your snacks, a blanket or low-back chairs, (maybe bug spray), and make yourself comfortable on the lawn (or in the pool if you go to Wild Waves)! All of the movies are FREE except Movies at Marymoor Park and Dive-In Movies at Wild Waves. There are so many outdoor movies showing this summer it should be easy to catch a flick that’s fun for the whole family. Pre-movie entertainment typically gets going about 7 pm but the movies don’t start until dusk – about 9:15 pm at the start of summer and about 8:30 pm by the end of August. (See below for movies and entertainment schedules for each venue).

[The drive-in movie theater is a 1930s invention that some of us might have fond memories of- see where you can relive those memories around Seattle]

Here’s what’s playing:

Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center

Address: 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109

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. Picnic on the gently sloping Mural Amphitheatre lawn, in front of a state-of-the-art 40-foot screen, with the Space Needle looming above. The series features popular movies, both classic and contemporary. Movies begin at dusk (about 9 pm) on Fridays, starting on July 26, and go through August 23. Each feature is preceded by a short film by students at University of Washington Department of Film & Video Production.

Friday, July 26: The Princess Bride (PG)
Friday, August 2: Everything Everywhere All at Once (Rated R)
Friday, August 9: Dune (PG-13)
Friday, August 16: Singles (PG-13)
Friday, August 23: The Color Purple (PG-13)


Movies at Downtown Parks

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. Be sure to check their Facebook for any updates before going to the event.

Cascade Playground at 8:30 pm

Address: 333 Pontius Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

July 19: Labyrinth (PG)


Albert Davis Park at 8 pm

Address: 12526 27th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Thur., July 18 – Wall-E (G)

Thur., July 25 – The Lorax (PG)


City Hall Park at 12 pm

Address: 450 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Wed., July 3: Legally Blonde (PG-13)

Wed., July 31: The Pelican Brief (PG-13)

Wed., August 14: The Firm (Rated R)


Denny Park at 8:30 pm

Food trucks on site. Movie on Wednesdays.

Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Wed., June 26: The Goonies (PG)

Wed., July 10: The Breakfast Club (Rated R)

Wed., July 17: The Color Purple (1984) (PG-13)

Wed., August 7: Dirty Dancing (PG-13)


Cal Anderson Park at 8:30 pm

Food trucks on site. Movies on Fridays.

Address: 1635 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Fri., June 28: To Wong Foo, Thanks for everything! Julie Newmar (PG-13)

Fri., July 5: Chicago (PG-13)

Fri., July 12: Mamma Mia (PG-13)

Fri., July 26: Rocky Horror Show (Rated R)


Freeway Park at 8 pm

The movie begins at dusk.

Address: 700 Seneca St, Seattle, WA 98101

Fri., August 2: The Fifth Element (PG-13)

Fri., August 9: Reality Bites (PG-13)

Fri., August 16: Twister (PG-13)

Fri., August 23: 10 Things I Hate About You (PG-13)

Fri., August 30: Jurassic Park (1993) (PG-13)


Hing Hay Park at 7 pm

Address: 423 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Sat., August 3: Polite Society (PG 13)

Sat., August 10: Raya and the Last Dragon (PG)

Sat., August 17: The Donut King

Sat., August 24: Lilo & Stitch (PG)


Ballard Commons Park at 7:30 pm

Food trucks are available.

Address: 5701 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Thur., August 1: Soul (PG)

Thur., August 8: The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (PG -13)

Thur., August 15: Wonka (PG)

Thur., August 22: Cars (G)


Lake City Mini Park at 8 pm

Address: 12363 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Sat., September 7: Barbie (PG-13)

Sat., September 14: Strange World (PG)


Occidental Square at 5 pm

Address: 117 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104

Sat., July 20: Kung Foo Panda 4 (PG)

Sat., July 27: The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbird & Snakes (PG-13)


South Lake Union Park

Address: 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Sat., July 6: A Bug’s Life (G) at 3:00 p.m.

Thur., August 29: Jaws (PG) (non-motorized Boats and Floats welcome!) at 8:30 p.m.


Westlake Park at 5 pm

Address: 401 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

Tue., August 27: The Little Mermaid (2023) (G)

Sat., August 31: Wonka (PG)



BECU at Marymoor Park

Address: 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Movies at Marymoor Park is celebrating its 20th summer and has a wonderful lineup of films. A festival-style event, this dog-friendly event will have food trucks and entertainment. $10/per person; children 5 and under are free. Purchase tickets online or at the door.

Doors open at 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. with various entertainment happening shortly thereafter. Note, movies during mid to late August start earlier. Check for movie updates here.

2024 movie line-up:

Wed., July 10: Back to the Future (PG). Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Tues., July 16: 10 Things I Hate about You (PG-13). Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

Wed., July 24: Shrek (PG). Doors open at 7 p.m.

Wed., July 31: Barbie (PG-13). Doors open at 7 p.m.

Wed., August 7: Pitch Perfect (PG-13). Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tues., August 13: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone (PG). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tues., August 20: Encanto (PG). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Wed., August 28: The Princess Bride (PG). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


Movies in the Park in Bellevue 

Movies in the Park in Bellevue are at Downtown Park on Tuesday evenings from July 16 to August 20, 2024. Pre-movie entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. and movies will begin at dusk. There will be movies in the park at Crossroads Park on Thursday evenings from August 1 to August 22. Each night will consist of live music, roaming entertainment, vendors giving away fun prizes and the movie of course! The fun starts at 7 p.m., the movie will begin at dusk. All movies are rated PG.

Downtown Park: 10201 NE 4th Street Bellevue 

The 2024 movie line-up: Tuesdays, July 16 to August 20.

July 16: Moana (Theme: Pacific Islander Night)

July 23: DC League of Super Pets (Pet Day)

July 30: The Might Ducks (Theme: Sports Night)

August 6: Back to the Future III (Theme: Blast from the Past 80s Night)

August 13: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Theme: Harry Potter Night)

August 20: High School Musical (Theme: Back to School Night)

Crossroads Park: 999 164th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98008

Check for movie lineup dates: Thursday evenings from August 1 to August 22.

August 1: The Sword in the Stone

August 8: Space Jam

August 15: Elemental

August 22: Hook


Kirkland Outdoor Summer Movie Series

Bring a blanket, dinner, and some pillows to enjoy the double features in Kirkland on Saturdays from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The first movie will start at 6 p.m. and then the second movie starts at 8 p.m.

Juanita Beach Park: 9703 NE Juanita Beach Drive

July 13: Elemental (PG) & La La Land (PG-13)

July 20: Barbie (PG-13) & Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (PG-13)

July 27: Back to the Future (PG) & Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG)

Heritage Park: 111 Waverly Way

August 3: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish & Practical Magic (PG-13)

August 10: Brother Bear (G) & The Fablemans (PG-13)


South of Seattle

Auburn Friday Night Flicks

Auburn A FREE outdoor movie on a 50’ inflatable movie screen make Friday nights in Auburn a real treat for the whole family! Fridays at dusk (August 9th; entertainment starts at 6:30 pm), various parks in Auburn, FREE. 253-931-3043 / 

2024 Line up:

Fri., July 26, Lea Hill Park: The Super Mario Bros Movie (PG) at 9:10 p.m.

Fri., August 2, Sunset Park: Elemental (PG) at 9 p.m.

Fri., August 9, Les Gove Park: The Wizard of Oz (G) at 8:50 p.m.


Dive-In Movies at Wild Waves

The Federal Way theme park is showing off its giant poolside LED screen with movies in the pool (park admission required). Float in the wave pool or kick back in a lounge chair for their weekly movie nights. Movies are rated G or PG. Here’s what’s playing at 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays:

Address: 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003

June 20: Wonka (PG)
June 27: Trolls – Band Together (PG)
July 4: E.T The Extra Terrestrial (PG)
July 11: Elemental (PG)
July 18: Tangled (PG)
July 25: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Mutant Mayhem (PG)
August 1: Moana (PG)
August 8: Wish (PG)
August 15: Super Pets (PG)
August 22: Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG)
August 29: Migration (PG)


North of Seattle

Marysville Movies in the Park

Head to Jennings Park in Marysville on Saturdays, from July 20 to August 17, for a free family-friendly outdoor movie. All movies begin at dusk and have different running times.

Address: 6915 Armar Rd, Marysville, WA 98270

Movies begin at dusk.

July 20: Field of Dreams (PG) at 9:15 p.m.
July 27: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (PG-13) at 9:10 p.m.
August 3: Barbie (PG-13) at 9 p.m.
August 10: Trolls Band Together (PG) at 8:45 p.m.
August 17: Elemental (PG) at 8:35 p.m.


Movies at the Square – Kenmore

Join a free movie night at Kenmore Town Square for a fun, family-friendly. There will be FREE arts & crafts prior to the movie showing starting at dusk. Be sure to bring your own low chair or blanket to sit on.

Address: 6728 NE 181st Street, Kenmore, WA 98028

Movie lineup:

Wednesday, July 14: The Boys in the Boat (PG-13)

Wednesday, July 17: Wonka (PG)


Everett Sail-in Cinema

Join Friday nights, July 26 through August 30, 2024, at the Port of Everett’s Boxcar Park for the 9th annual Sail-In Cinema. The Port of Everett’s Sail-in Cinema is the only waterfront movie series in Snohomish County, offering free, family-friendly movies. Learn more about what to bring/expect here. Note: if the weather is bad, the movie may be canceled and or rescheduled.

Address: 1200 Millwright Lp, Everett, WA 98201

2024 movie lineup:

July 26 – 9:10 p.m. – The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)
August 2 – 8:55 p.m. – The Boys in the Boat (PG-13)
August 9 – 8:45 p.m. – The Parent Trap (1998) (PG)
August 16 – 8:35 p.m. – Devotion (PG-13)
August 23 – 8:20 p.m. – Elemental (PG)
August 30 – 8:10 p.m. – Aquaman & The Lost Kingdom (PG-13)


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