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Free Film Favorites for Warm Summer Nights

(Image courtesy of Seattle Outdoor Movies)

If Seattle summers aren’t wonderful enough, now there’s one more reason to love them: a city packed with outdoor movies! No fewer than 8 al fresco film series are set within city limits in July and August, many of them in downtown parks. Some are free, such as those sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Downtown Seattle Association. All are well-known blockbusters sure to please a crowd, whether it’s a recent big-screen hit, an 80s comedy, a kids’ favorite, or a cult classic.

The series listed below are FREE to the public and begin at sunset. Click on the heading for more info on each. For a list of all outdoor movies in the Puget Sound region, free and low cost, see the link at the bottom of this post.

Movies at Westlake Park

  • July 14: Dirty Dancing
  • July 21: Ghostbusters (2016)
  • Aug 4: Moana
  • Aug 11: La La Land
  • Aug 18: Star Wars: Rogue One
  • Aug 25: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


Movies at the Mural (Seattle Center)

  • July 29: The Princess Bride
  • Aug 5: La La Land
  • Aug 12: Hidden Figures
  • Aug 19: Clue
  • Aug 26: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


Three Dollar Bill Cinema: Parental Advisory? (Cal Anderson Park)

  • Aug 11: Beetlejuice
  • Aug 18: But I’m A Cheerleader
  • Aug 25: Juno


West Seattle Outdoor Movies

  • July 22: Star Wars: Rogue One
  • July 29: The LEGO Batman Movie
  • Aug 5: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Aug 12: Finding Dory
  • Aug 19: Queen of Katwe
  • Aug 26: Beauty and the Beast (2017)


Movies at the Marina (Shilshole Bay Marina)

  • July 21: Captain Ron
  • Aug 11: The Secret Life of Pets


Be sure to bring a blanket and some snacks! Then, wait for dusk and the magic of cinema to transport you to another world under the summer sky.

Full list of outdoor movies in Seattle and surrounding areas

Downtown (City Center) Parks Events listings – watch for updates