Summertime means movies on outdoor screens. And as any Seattleite knows, summer begins in July in the Puget Sound region. Hence, so do most outdoor movies. We list outdoor summer movies around Puget Sound by region (Seattle and then north, east, west, and south of the city) and then by day-of-the-week, along with their first and last screening dates, venue opening time–typically between 6-8pm, and admission costs (if any).
Weather (e.g. rain or high wind) cancels unless otherwise noted (e.g. they are under a tent).
A few venues are 21+ only and they mean it (per Washington State liquor laws). So, this means you cannot bring your infant in your arms or a toddler. 21+ only means just that. Nope, we’re not kidding.
Most movies are free, except where noted.
Movies always begin at dusk, which varies by location, but generally means 9:00-9:30 in July and 8:00-8:30 in August. Plan to arrive soon after the venue opens (as early as 6:00 or 7:00 PM) to get your choice of seating area.
For additional details, visit their website to find out if there is entertainment (music, activities), restrictions (outside food, pets, alcohol), suggestions on what to bring (blankets, chairs), ticket purchase information (for those charging a fee), any other costs (parking, concessions), how to get weather updates, and of course the movie titles showing on any given date. Most venues and movies are family- and kid-friendly, but not all, so check the details before you make plans.
Drive-in Theaters in the Puget Sound region
Most drive-in movie theaters are open spring through fall; a couple remain open throughout the year. Drive-ins need concession sales to stay in business. So please, no outside food or drink.
(Listed alphabetically by city.)
Bremerton Rodeo Drive-In. Open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mid-March through the end of September…or so. Open 7 days a week from mid-May until Labor Day Weekend. Closed on July 4. Tickets: $10, $7 for ages 12 and under, and Seniors 55+ Great value for a double feature. More info: http://www.rodeodrivein.com/
Oak Harbor Blue Fox Drive-In. Check their website to see what’s showing. Open 7 days a week in summer, weekends in winter. Tickets: Age 11+ $6.50 Cash/$7.00 Card. Children (5-10 $1.00 Cash/$1.50 Card. Children Under 5 Free. More info: https://www.bluefoxdrivein.com/
Port Townsend Wheel-In. Friday-Sunday. Tickets: $9. More info: http://www.ptwheelinmotormovie.com/
Shelton Skyline Theater. Opens in March. Rain or shine. Open at 8pm, show at dusk. Most of the revenue for the Skyline comes from our concessions–please, no outside food or drink. It gets cold once the sun goes down, even in the summer time, so bring your own or buy Skyline blankets and sweatshirts in the snack bar. Tickets: General (12+): $8, Child (6-11): $3, Ages 5 and under are FREE. Card transactions have $0.50 transaction fee. More info: http://skylinedrive-in.com/
Summer Outdoor Movies outside of Seattle
(Listed alphabetically by city.)
Auburn, Fridays in a different park each week. July 26 – August 9, 2019. More info: https://www.auburnwa.gov/city_hall/parks_arts_recreation/special_events
Arlington, Select Fridays at Olympic Theater. June-21- August 2. More info: https://www.facebook.com/arlingtonwa/events/
Arlington, Select Friday and Saturdays at Airport Fly-in. More info: http://www.arlingtonflyin.org/schedule/
Bellevue, Tuesdays at Downtown Park. July 9 – August 27, 2019. More info: http://bellevue.com/outdoor-movies.php.
Bellevue, Thursdays at Crossroads Park. August 1-22, 2019. More info: http://bellevue.com/outdoor-movies.php.
Edmonds, Select Fridays at Frances Andersen Center Field. More info: http://edmonds.enterprise.localist.com/event/edmonds_outdoor_movie_nites_6968#.WywcOvZFxhF.
Everett, Fridays at the Marina (watch movie by land or sea). July 19 – August 23, 2019. See movies in Boxcar Park or by boat using guest moorage at North Guest Docks 6 and 7 (first come, first served). More info: http://www.portofeverett.com/recreation/sail-in-cinema.
Everett, Fridays at Thornton A. Sullivan Park. July 19- Aug 16, 2019. More info: https://everettwa.gov/805/Cinema-Under-the-Stars.
Kirkland, Saturdays at Carillon Point. July 6- Aug 17, 2019. Admission: $5 donation. More info: http://bellevue.com/outdoor-movies.php.
Lakewood, Saturday in Fort Steilacoom Park. July 13, 2019. Part of Summerfest all day festival. More info: https://cityoflakewood.us/Summerfest/
Marysville, Saturdays in Marysville at Jennings Park. July 13 – August 10, 2019. More info: http://www.marysvillewa.gov/698/Summer-Movies-in-the-Park.
Redmond, Wednesdays at Marymoor Park. July 10 – August 28, 2019. Admission $5 per person + $5 per car for parking; age 5 and under is free. More info: http://www.epiceap.com/movies-at-marymoor/.
Tacoma, Saturdays at America’s Car Museum/Haub Family Field. July 6 & 27, 2019 and Aug 10 & 24, 2019. Watch from your car, or bring a blanket or chair. More info: https://www.americascarmuseum.org/events/
Tukwila, Fridays at the Community Center. 2019 dates TBA. More info: http://www.tukwilawa.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/community-events/family-summer-outdoor-cinema-series/
Seattle Summer Outdoor Movies
(Listed by day of week.)
Thursdays in central Seattle at Peddler Brewing Co. May 30- Aug 29, 2019. Rain or shine, in the beer garden under a large tent. Family-friendly place, all ages welcome. More info: https://www.peddlerbrewing.com/movies
Fridays in north Seattle at Shilshole Bay Marina. 2019 dates TBA. Guest moorage is also available. More info: https://www.portseattle.org/events/movies-marina
Friday, August 31st. Kinky Boots begins at sunset, pre-show at 7pm. in central Seattle at Cal Anderson Park.More info: https://threedollarbillcinema.org/outdoorcinema
Fridays in downtown Seattle at Westlake Park. July 12- August 23, 2019. More info: https://downtownseattle.org/events/
Fridays in downtown Seattle at Freeway Park (east Plaza). August 2-30, 2019. More info: http://freewayparkassociation.org/centercitycinema/
Fridays in south Seattle Skyway neighborhood on Renton Avenue South. August 2-August 23 Opens 8pm. FREE admission. More info: http://mywesthill.org/skyway-outdoor-cinema
Saturdays in south Seattle in Columbia City neighborhood at Columbia Park. Saturday, July 20th – Spiderman & Saturday, July 17th- Lego Movie 2. More info: http://www.rainierartscenter.org/summer-events/
Saturday in West Seattle at the Fauntleroy Triangle. 2019 dates TBA (opens July 20). More info: http://westseattlemovies.blogspot.com/
Saturdays at Seattle Center Mural. July 27-August 24, 2019. Movies on the grounds of Seattle Center is an outdoor cinema experience like no other, with the state-of-the-art 40-foot screen and Seattle’s iconic Space Needle looming above. Sigh…. More info: http://www.seattlecenter.com/moviesatthemural/
Saturdays (21+ only) in central Seattle at South Lake Union Discovery Center. June 22, July 20, August 17, 2019. Suggested donation $5; benefits local charities. More info: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SeattleOutdoorCinema/events/