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Originally published Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 3:05 PM

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Outdoor movies, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ get ready to roll

The outdoor-movie season is gearing up while the Uptown screens “A Hard Day’s Night” and the Grand Illusion shows “Dr. Strangelove.”


Seattle Times staff

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Outdoor-movie season is sneaking its way into area parks. Bellevue’s “Summer Outdoor Movies in the Park” will show the 2013 fantasy/sequel “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” on Tuesday, July 8, at Bellevue Downtown Park. 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue. Movies begin at dusk. Donations benefit local charities (www.inome.com/summermovies). The 2013 animated megahit “Frozen” opens “Movies at Marymoor Park” on Wednesday, July 9. Seating begins at 7 p.m., movies at dusk. 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond (www.kingcounty.gov). The 1978 movie musical “Grease” kicks off the “Movies at Magnuson Park” on Thursday, July 10. Pre-movie seating is $5 starting at 7 p.m., show at dusk. 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle (www.moviesatmagnuson.com).

Richard Lester’s 1964 celebration of the Beatles, “A Hard Day’s Night,” screens at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown this week. Showtimes vary. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle. For a preview of the film, click here. SIFF Cinema at the Film Center is screening the vampire romance “Only Lovers Left Alive,” starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, at 7 p.m. Monday, July 7; Wes Anderson’s 2001 comedy “The Royal Tenenbaums” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8; and Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1999 drama “Magnolia” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9; Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center. Uptown and Film Center tickets are $7 for SIFF members, $12 general (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).

“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here. This is the war room!” Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 end-of-the-world satire “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, plays at the Grand Illusion this week. Also, “20,000 Days on Earth,” a docudrama about musician Nick Cave, shows Wednesday and Thursday, July 9 and 10. Tickets are $5 for Grand Illusion members, $6-$8 general admission. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle (206-523-3935 or www.grandillusioncinema.org).

The Global Lens Film Series continues with a free screening of Suman Ghosh’s 2012 drama “Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights,” about an 80-year-old retiree living in an old Kolkata neighborhood, at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 10. The film is shown in Bengali, with English subtitles. Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle (206-386-4636 or www.spl.org).

And at Central Cinema, there’s Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s 1982 fantasy “The Dark Crystal,” and the 2004 puppet comedy “Team America: World Police,” from “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (central-cinema.com).

Doug Knoop: dknoop@seattletimes.com or on Twitter @dougknoop



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