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Originally published July 1, 2010 at 7:00 PM | Page modified July 2, 2010 at 3:00 PM

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Under the stars — or cloud cover: a whole lot of movies are coming our way

Seattle and its environs abound in outdoor-movie choices.

Seattle Times arts writer

Our dim, damp June didn't exactly encourage outdoor movie-going. But maybe July and August will take a turn for the better. There are certainly plenty of choices for film-watching under the stars (or overcast) in the coming months. Presenters recommend bringing your own low-back lawn chair (organizers ask that tall chairs be left at home), blankets, pillows and flashlights to enjoy the events in comfort. Here's the lineup:

Auburn Summer Sounds and Cinema

First three Fridays in August, with 7 p.m. family-friendly concert preceding movie. Varying locations; free (253-931-3043 or

Aug. 6: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" (PG) / The Rowdy Refs Game Show, Sunset Park, 1306 69th St. S.E., Auburn

Aug. 13: "School of Rock" (PG-13) / Seattle School of Rock Band, Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. S.E., Auburn

Aug. 20: "The Blind Side" (PG-13) / One Eyed Jack, Les Gove Park

Bellevue Summer Outdoor Movies in the Park

Tuesdays at dusk (between 8:30 and 9 p.m.), Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; free, but food/clothing-item donations for various causes suggested (425-452-4240 or

July 6: "Cloudy with a Chance Of Meatballs" (PG)

July 13: "Where the Wild Things Are" (PG)

July 20: "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" (PG)

July 27: "Monsters vs Aliens" (PG)


Aug. 3: "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" (PG)

Aug. 10: "The Spy Next Door" (PG)

Aug. 17: "The Blind Side" (PG-13)

Aug. 24: "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" (PG)

Brier Outdoor Cinema

Brier's SeaScare festival includes a movie at around 9:15 p.m., Brier Pizza & Family Restaurant parking lot, 23631 Brier Road, Brier; free (425-424-0760 or

Aug. 11: "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935, unrated) with cartoon opener

Carillon Point Outdoor Movie Nights

Saturdays July 17-Aug. 21 at dusk, Carillon Point plaza, 4100 Carillon Point, Kirkland; $5 donation for Hopelink (425-822-1700 or

July 17: "Star Trek" (PG-13)

July 24: "Moulin Rouge" (PG-13)

July 31: "Monsters vs Aliens" (PG)

Aug. 7: "Overboard" (PG)

Aug 14: "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (PG-13)

Aug. 21: "Up" (PG)

Duvall Movies in the Park

Movies at dusk Aug. 14 and 21, McCormick Park, Duvall; free (425-788-3414 or — click on "Experience Duvall").

Aug. 14: "Nim's Island" (PG)

Aug. 21: "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (PG — 2008 version)

Edmonds Outdoor Movie Night

Movies at dusk July 30 and Aug. 6, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds; free (425-771-0230 or

July 30: "The Tale of Despereaux" (G)

Aug. 6: "Footloose" (PG)

Everett Cinema under the Stars

Fridays with preshow entertainment at 7:30 p.m. and movies at dusk July 23-Aug. 20, Camp Patterson field, Thornton A. Sullivan Park, 11405 Silver Lake Road, Everett; free (425-257-7101 or — click on "Play").

July 23: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" (PG) / arts-and-crafts show

July 30: "Monsters vs Aliens" (PG) / Zambini Brothers' "Puppet Island Showcase"

Aug. 6: "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (PG-13) / local talent showcase

Aug. 13: "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" (PG) / magician Louie Foxx

Aug. 20: "The Princess and the Frog" (G) / Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band

Aug. 27: "Up" (PG) / balloon workshops

Fremont Outdoor Movies

Saturday night movies, most of them preceded by afternoon festivities, Fremont Studios, 3501 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle; $5 suggested donation (

July 3: "Dawn of the Dead" (2004) / Red, White & Dead Zombie Block Party starts at noon and includes a "Thriller" dance workshop and event, a "Fashionably Undead Fashion Show," Rob Zombie covers by the Astro-Creep Band and more, in an effort to get Seattle into the Guinness Book of World Records as "Zombie Capital of the World."

July 10: "Ghostbusters" (PG)

July 17: "The Hangover" (R )

July 24: "Zoolander" (PG-13)

July 31: "Metropolis" with live musical accompaniment by the Super 8s (unrated)

Aug. 7: "Pretty in Pink" (PG-13)

Aug. 14: "The Goonies" (PG) / 25th anniversary

Kent Summer Nights and the Silver Screen

At varying times Fridays, Aug. 6-20, Town Square Plaza, Second Avenue and Harrison Street, Kent; free (253-856-5050 or

Aug. 6: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (PG-13), 9:15 p.m.

Aug. 13: "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (PG), 9 p.m.

Aug. 20: "Cars" (G), 8:45 p.m.

Mercer Island Outdoor Movies

Films at varying times Aug. 14 and 28 (weather permitting), Mercerdale Park, Mercer Island; free (206-275-7609 or

Aug. 14: "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (PG-13), 9:10 p.m.

Aug. 28: "How To Train Your Dragon" (PG), 8:45 p.m.

Moonlight Movies at Liberty Park

Fridays at dusk between July 23 and Aug. 20 at varying locations; free except Aug. 20 (425-430-6700 or

July 23: "The Blind Side" (PG-13) at Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N., Renton

July 30: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" (PG), nonperishable donations for Renton Food Bank requested; Liberty Park, Houser Way North and Bronson Way North, Renton

Aug 6: "Twilight" (PG-13), Liberty Park

Aug. 13: "The Great Outdoors" (PG), nonperishable donations for Renton Food Bank requested; Liberty Park

Aug. 20: "High School Musical II" (G), $5, Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton

Movies at Marymoor Park

Most Wednesdays at dusk between July 14 and Aug. 25, with seating opening 7 p.m., Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $5 preferred seating for pre-movie activities, children under 5 free (206-296-8687 or — click on "Recreation, leisure").

July 14: "Austin Powers" (PG-13)

July 21: "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" (PG)

Aug. 4: "The Blind Side" (PG-13)

Aug. 11: "The Neverending Story" (PG)

Aug. 18: "Star Trek" (PG-13)

Aug. 25: "The Princess Bride" (PG)

Movies at the Mural

9 p.m. Aug. 7, 21, 22 and 28, Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or; cancellation information/updates, call or visit website after 2 p.m. day of show).

Aug. 7: "The Princess Bride" (PG)

Aug. 21: "Twilight" (PG-13)

Aug. 22: "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (PG-13)

Aug. 28: "Star Trek" (PG-13)

Moonlight Cinema

Thursdays July 22-Aug. 26, beer garden opens at 6 p.m. (21 and older only), movies start at dusk, Redhook Ale Brewery, 14300 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; $5 (425-483-3232 or

July 22: "Step Brothers" (R)

July 29: "The Sandlot" (PG) (1993 original)

Aug. 5: "The Hangover" (R)

Aug. 12: "Super Troopers" (R)

Aug. 19: "Blow" (R)

Aug. 26: "Fight Club" (R)

South Lake Union Cinema

on the Lawn

The South Lake Union Block Party wraps up with a film program at dusk on lawn outside the South Lake Union Discovery Center, Westlake Avenue North and Denny Way, Seattle; free (206-342-5900 or

Aug. 13: "Zombieland" (R), with Michael Jackson's "Thriller" (PG) as opener.

Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema

The organizers of the Seattle Gay & Lesbian Film Festival present "Blonde But Not Forgotten," July 16 and 30 and Aug. 13 and 27 at sunset, southeast corner of Cal Anderson Park, 11th Avenue and East Pine Street, Seattle; free, donations accepted "to promote LGBT film and visibility" (206-323-4274 or

July 16: "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (unrated)

July 30: "The Legend of Billie Jean" (PG-13)

Aug. 13: "Desperately Seeking Susan" (PG-13)

Aug. 27: "Candleshoe" (G)

Tukwila Summer Outdoor Cinema Series

Friday nights at dusk July 30-Aug. 20, with lawn opening at 7:30 p.m., Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila; free, but donations for Tukwila Food Pantry accepted (206-768-2822 or

July 30: "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" (PG)

Aug. 6: "Where the Wild Things Are" (PG)

Aug. 13: "Monsters vs Aliens" (PG)

Aug. 20: "The Princess and the Frog" (PG)

West Seattle Movies On the Wall

Saturdays at dusk, July 17 through Aug. 21, with gates opening at 6:30 p.m., 4410 California Ave. S.W. (courtyard between Hotwire Coffee and Dr. Wolff), Seattle; free (

July 17: "Mamma Mia!" (PG-13), with W.C. Fields' "The Dentist" as opening short

July 24: "War Games" (PG)

July 31: "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (PG)

Aug. 7: "Star Trek" (PG-13)

Aug. 14: "Wayne's World" (PG-13)

Aug. 21: "Up" (PG)

Wedgwood Outdoor Cinema

One film chosen by online poll, 9:15 p.m., with preshow activities starting a 7 p.m., Thornton Creek School, 7711 43rd Ave. N.E., Seattle; free, but nonperishable food donations requested (

July 31: "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" (PG)

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