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).
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 to get your choice of seating area.
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 yes, this means you cannot bring your infant in your arms or a toddler. 21+ only means just that. Nope, we’re not kidding.
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
Drive-in movie theaters need concession sales to stay in business. 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: $9.75 for Adults, $6.75 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. 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. Opens in April. Wednesday-Sunday. Tickets: $11 (or maybe $8.50, we’re not sure). More info: http://www.ptwheelinmotormovie.com/
Shelton Skyline Theater. Opens in March. Rain or shine. Open at 7pm, 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 north of Seattle
Thursday in Arlington at Terrace Park. July 12 and 19, 2018. Opens at 7pm. FREE admission. More info: http://www.arlingtonwa.gov/.
Friday in Arlington at Airport Fly-in. July 6, 2018. Opens at 7pm. FREE admission. More info: http://www.arlingtonwa.gov/.
Friday in Everett at the Marina (watch movie by land or sea). Fridays, July 20 – August 24, 2018. FREE admission; parking may not be free (perhaps between $3-$9?)…their posters lists a “seasonal fee”, but we couldn’t find the cost on their website, so it might be a secret surprise waiting for you. See movies at 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.
Friday in Everett at Thornton A. Sullivan Park. Fridays, July 20 – August 17, 2018. Opens at 7:30pm. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy a movie on the park lawn. Snacks available (CASH ONLY). More info: https://everettwa.gov/805/Cinema-Under-the-Stars
Friday in Edmonds at Frances Andersen Center field. Fridays, July 27 – August 3, 2018. FREE admission. More info: http://edmonds.enterprise.localist.com/event/edmonds_outdoor_movie_nites_6968#.WywcOvZFxhF.
Saturday in Marysville at Jennings Park. Saturdays, July 14 – August 11, 2018. FREE admission. More info: http://www.marysvillewa.gov/698/Summer-Movies-in-the-Park.
Seattle Summer Outdoor Movies
Thursday in central Seattle at Peddler Brewing Co. Thursdays, May 31 – August 30, 2018. FREE admission. (Beer for sale. Duh.) Rain or shine, in the beer garden under a large tent. Family-friendly place, all ages welcome. More info: https://www.peddlerbrewing.com/movies
Thursday in north Seattle at Magnuson Park. TBA. Admission $5; age 5 and under free. More info: http://www.epiceap.com/seattle-outdoor-movies/.
Friday in downtown Seattle at Westlake Park. Fridays, July 13 – August 24, 2018. FREE admission. More info: https://downtownseattle.org/events/
Friday in north Seattle at Shilshole Bay Marina. Fridays, August 3 and 17, 2018. FREE admission. FREE popcorn. FREE parking; guest moorage is also available. More info: https://www.portseattle.org/events/movies-marina
Friday in central Seattle at Cal Anderson Park. Fridays, August 17 – 31, 2018. Opens 7pm. FREE admission. All films will have subtitles. More info: https://www.threedollarbillcinema.org/calendar/2018-three-dollar-bill-outdoor-cinema
Friday in Seattle at Freeway Park (east Plaza). September 7, 2018. Opens 7:30pm. FREE admission. FREE popcorn. More info: http://freewayparkassociation.org/movienight/
Saturday in central Seattle on South Lake Union (21+). June 16, July 21, august 25, 2018. Opens 6pm. Admission $10 advance/$15 door. Seattle Outdoor Movies shows films at South Lake Union Discovery Center on a 55-foot screen with hi-definition sound and projection. More info: http://www.seattleoutdoormovies.com/.
Saturday in south Seattle at Columbia Park. July 14 and August 18, 2018. Gather at 8PM. FREE admission. More info: http://www.rainierartscenter.org/summer-events/.
Saturday in West Seattle at the Fauntleroy Triangle. Saturdays, July 21 – August 25, 2018. Opens 6:30pm. FREE admission. More info: http://westseattlemovies.blogspot.com/.
Saturday at Seattle Center Mural. Saturdays, July 28 – August 25, 2018. FREE admission. 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/.
Summer Outdoor Movies east of Seattle
Tuesday in Bellevue at Downtown Park. Tuesdays, July 10 – August 28, 2018. Opens 7:30pm. FREE admission. FREE popcorn. More info: http://bellevue.com/outdoor-movies.php.
Wednesday in Redmond at Marymoor Park. July 11 – August 29, 2018. Opens at 6:30 pm. Admission $5 per person + $5 per car for parking; age 5 and under is free. More info: http://www.epiceap.com/movies-at-marymoor/.
Thursday in Redmond at Marymoor Park. June 28 – July 5, 2018. Opens at 6:30 pm. Admission $5 per person + $5 per car for parking; age 5 and under is free. More info: http://www.epiceap.com/movies-at-marymoor/.
Thursday in Bellevue at Crossroads Park. August TBA. Opens 7:30pm. FREE admission. More info: http://bellevue.com/outdoor-movies.php.
Saturday in Kirkland at Carillon Point. Every other Saturday, July 7 and 21, August 4 and 18, 2018. Opens 1 hour before dusk. Admission $5 donation. More info: http://bellevue.com/outdoor-movies.php.
Summer Outdoor Movies south and west of Seattle
Friday in Auburn (different park each week). July 27 – August 10, 2018. Opens 6:00pm. FREE admission. More info: http://www.auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/special_events.htm.
Friday in Tukwila at the Community Center. August 3, 2018. FREE admission. More info: http://www.tukwilawa.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/community-events/family-summer-outdoor-cinema-series/.
Friday in Skyway on Renton Avenue South. August 3-24, 2018. Opens 8pm. FREE admission. More info: http://mywesthill.org/skyway-outdoor-cinema
Tacoma Outdoor Summer Movies
Saturday in Tacoma at America’s Car Museum/Haub Family Field. July 7 and 21, August 11, 2018. FREE admission. Opens 4:30pm. Watch from your car, or bring a blanket or chair. More info: https://www.americascarmuseum.org/events/.
Saturday, July 14, 2018 in Fort Steilacoom Park. Part of Lakewood’s SummerFest. Free Movie at Dusk “Coco”. Bring your blankets and chairs. Food Trucks and Beer Garden available until 8:00pm. The movie culminates SummerFEST festivities which start at 11:00am, so stay all day! More info: https://www.cityoflakewood.us/parks-and-recreation/special-events/summerfest
Peddler Brewing Co, 1514 NW Leary Way Seattle, WA 98107