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Seattle's Complete 2019 Family Outdoor Movie Guide

Published Jun 5, 2019 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Looking for the best outdoor movie venues this summer in Seattle? Look no further because we've listed over 60 of the best family outdoor movie screenings in the Seattle area. 

Mark your calendars and pack some popcorn, snacks, picnic blankets, and foldable chairs because there's a lot of great family-friendly movies playing this summer 2019 in Seattle! We have over 60 movies listed. That's a lot of movies! Most of the screenings are free entry while others cost no more than $5 per ticket. We suggest arriving at the venues early to get good seating. 

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the outdoor show! 

Center City Outdoor Cinema

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting FREE movies under the stars throughout July and August in parks throughout downtown Seattle. Pre-movie activities begin at 6pm, with the feature presentations beginning at dusk. Movies may be cancelled due to weather, so call 206-684-7710 after 1pm the day of the movies for rain-out information. 

Friday, July 12 at Cascade Playground - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Friday, July 12 at Westlake Park - Aquaman

Friday, July 19 at Cascade Playground - Up

Friday, July 19 at Westlake Park - Christopher Robin

Friday, July 26 at Cascade Playground - Shrek

Friday, August 2 at Westlake Park - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (original)

Friday, August 2 at Freeway Park - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Friday, August 9 at Westlake Park - Jurassic Park

Friday, August 9  at Freeway Park - Best in Show

Friday, August 16 at Freeway Park - Won't You Be My Neighbor

Friday, August 16 at Westlake Park - Captain Marvel

Friday, August 23 at Westlake Park - Incredibles 2

Friday, August 23 at Freeway Park - Crazy Rich Asians

Friday, August 30 at Freeway Park - Labyrinth 

Seattle Center Movies at the Mural

Outdoor movies at the Mural Amphitheatre is a cinema experience like no other! Movies are played on a state-of-the-art 40-foot screen while families cozy up on the sloping lawn. This summer, the Seattle Center is playing popular and classic movies that the whole family will enjoy. All movies start around 9pm. Short films by the Cornish College of the Arts students will be played prior to each feature film. 

Location: Mural Amphitheatre, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 

Saturday, July 27 - The Princess Bride

Saturday, August 3 - Crazy Rich Asians

Saturday, August 10 - Bohemian Rhapsody

Saturday, August 17 - Dirty Dancing 

Saturday, August 24 - Black Panther

Movies In The Plaza at Carillon Point Marina

Enjoy Carillon Point's outdoor movies series every other Saturday throughout July and August. $5 suggested donations benefit Hopelink of Kirkland. Each night, seating is available at 7pm and there will be dining options available beforehand. 

Location: Caillon Point Marina, 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland Washington

Saturday, July 6 - Mean Girls

Saturday, July 20 - Crazy Rich Asians

Saturday, August 3 - Incredibles 2 

Saturday, August 17 - SOLO - A Star Wars Story

Outdoor Movies at Marymoor Park

Watch some fan-favourites while sitting on the grass at Marymoor Park. Seating opens at 6:30pm and there's always pre-movie live music. And come hungry, because some of Seattle's best food trucks will be there. All movies are $5 cash or $6 credit. Children 5 and under get in for free. 

Location: 6046 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond, Washington

Wednesday, July 10 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Wednesday, July 17 - Bohemian Rhapsody

Wednesday, July 24 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Wednesday, July 31 - Top-Gun

Wednesday August 7 - Incredibles 2

Tuesday, August 13 - The Sandlot

Thursday, August 22 - Grease

Wednesday, August 28 - The Princess Bride 

Bellevue Summer Outdoor Movies in the Park

Come to for free movies, free popcorn, and free pre-movie entertainment. That's a whole lot of FREE! There are 12 movie screenings in this series that's playing throughout July and August. Each week, a non-profit agency that the audience can donate to will be represented. Pre-movie entertainment begins each night at 7:30 and movies begin at dusk (approximately at 9pm). The Bellevue Outdoor Movies in the Park series is taking place at two locations this summer, Bellevue Downtown Park and Crossroads Park. 

Location: Bellevue Downtown Park, N.E. First Street and 102nd Avenue N.E., Bellevue, WA 98004

Tuesday, July 9 - Hotel Transylvania 3

Tuesday, July 16 - A Dog's Way Home

Tuesday, July 23 - Smallfoot

Tuesday, July 30 - How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Tuesday, August 6 - The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Tuesday, August 13 - Ferdinand

Tuesday, August 20 - Wonder Park

Tuesday, August 27 - Back to the Future

Location: Crossroads Community Park, 16140 NE 8th Street

Thursday, August 1 - Christopher Robin

Thursday, August 8 - Ralph Breaks the Internet

Thursday, August 15 - Incredibles 2

Thursday, August 22 - Mary Poppins Returns

SAAFF C-ID Summer Cinema

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation is bringing four, free great outdoor movies to Hing Hay Park every Saturday night in August. Pre-movie entertainment including performances, local musicians, face painting, art making will be on prior to each feature film, and there will be lots of popcorn! Movies begin at dusk.

Location: Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle, WA

Saturday, August 3 - Crazy Rich Asians

Saturday, August 10 - Iron Monkey (Cantonese) 

Saturday, August 17 - Mirai (English dub) 

Saturday, August 24 - Up

Skyway's Free Family Outdoor Films

Every Friday night in August, Skyway is brining you some free, outdoor entertainment that you don't want to miss. Arrive at the venue as early as 7pm to purchase food from the food trucks and settle in for the pre-show that starts at 8pm. Bring some cash for the concession. Movies start at 9pm. 

Location: Skyway U.S. Bank Parking Lot, 12610 76th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 

Friday, August 2 - Incredibles 2

Friday, August 9 - The Princess Bride 

Friday, August 16 - Aquaman

Friday, August 23 - Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse 

Cinema Under the Stars 

Rainer Arts Center is hosting two free outdoor movies as part of its Cinema Under the Stars series at Columbia Park. Bring your blankets, foldable chairs, and some cash for the concession. They will be accepting donations for Rainier Valley Food Bank. You are welcome to arrive at 8pm and the movies start at sunset. 

Location: Columbia Park, 4721 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Saturday, July 20 - Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Saturday, August 17 - The Lego Movie: The Second Part

Summer Sounds and Cinema

For three Friday nights this summer, the City of Auburn is hosting live entertainment and blockbuster movies for the whole family to enjoy. Each night will include food concessions, food trucks, inflatable rides, and art activities. Pre-movie entertainment starts at 7pm and movies start at dusk unless otherwise noted.

Friday, July 26 at Lea Hill Park - Incredibles 2 

Friday, August 2 at Sunset Park - Ralph Breaks the Internet 

Friday, August 9 at Sunset Park - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (pre-movie entertainment begins at 6pm)

Edmonds Outdoor Movie Nites 

The Edmonds Parks and Recreation Department invites you and your family to their 13th annual Outdoor Movie Nites. Bring some cash because food vendors will be there. Movies begin after dusk, around 9pm. 

Location: Frances Anderson Center Fields, 700 Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020

Friday, July 26 - Trolls

Friday, August 2 - A Wrinkle in Time 

Summer Bash and Movies in the Park 

Sound Credit Union and Click! Network are partnering with Metro Parks Tacoma to bring you five outdoor movies in Tacoma this summer. Bring some popcorn and snacks and enjoy the movie with the whole family. 

Friday, July 19 at Kandle Park - Movie TBA

Saturday, July 27 at Wright Park - Movie TBA

Friday, August 9 at the Center at Norpoint - Mary Poppins Returns 

Friday, August 16 at Stewart Heights Park - How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Friday, August 23 at STAR Center - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Renton Outdoor Movies

This summer, Renton Outdoor Movies is screening four movies at four different parks around Renton. They're showing all the fan favorites right under the stars. All movies begin at dusk. All screenings are free unless otherwise stated. 

Saturday, July 20 at Piazza Park - Aquaman 

Friday, August 9 at Henry Moses Aquatic Center - How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World ($5 per ticket) 

Friday, August 16 at Tiffany Park - Incredibles 2 

Friday, August 23 at Highlands Park - Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse

We hope that you and your family enjoy your summer watching some great films under the stars. If you're looking for some more great things to do this summer in Seattle, check out our Event Listings. 

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