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Outdoor movies 2013: from ‘Avengers’ to ‘Oz’

A massive list of outdoor movie series in more than two dozen neighborhoods in and around Seattle.

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Superheroes are everywhere this summer. Specifically, Joss Whedon’s 2012 mega-blockbuster “The Avengers” shows up on many of this year’s outdoor movie schedules.

There’s plenty of family-friendly fare, including “Brave,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” and “The Princess Bride.”

For something a little different, look to the “Monster Attack! Japanese Creature Feature Classics” series at Volunteer Park, or the Fremont Outdoor Movies events “R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet: Sing-A-Long” and “Stay Classy: Anchorman Movie Party.”

The season gets under way Tuesday with “Hotel Transylvania” (PG) at the Bellevue Downtown Park and ends more than two months later with the original “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (PG-13) at the Cascade Playground in the South Lake Union neighborhood.

In between are dozens of films, most of them free (except where noted), at parks and parking lots all around Seattle and beyond. And these are just some of the series announced so far; check MovieTimes in The Seattle Times every Friday and for regular updates (search Outdoor Movies 2013). Then grab a chair, a snack and a friend, and get ready for cinema under the stars.

Auburn Summer Sounds and Cinema

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

Aug. 2: “The Lorax” (PG)/Creme Tangerine, Sunset Park, 1306 69th St. S.E., Auburn

Aug. 16: “Puss in Boots” (PG)/The Rae Solomon Band, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn

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 2: “Hotel Transylvania” (PG)

July 9: “Thunderstruck” (PG)

July 16: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” (PG)

July 23: “ParaNorman” (PG)

July 30: “Life of Pi” (PG)

Aug. 6: “Parental Guidance” (PG)

Aug. 13: “Chasing Mavericks” (PG)

Aug. 20: “Won’t Back Down” (PG)

Carillon Point Outdoor Movie Nights

Movies at dusk, various Saturdays July 13-Sept. 7, Carillon Point plaza, 4100 Carillon Point, Kirkland; $5 donation for Hopelink (425-822-1700 or

July 13: “Skyfall” (PG-13)

July 27: “Brave” (PG)

Aug. 10: “The Avengers” (PG-13)

Aug. 24: “Puss in Boots” (PG)

Sept. 7: “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” (PG)

Center City Cinema

Sept. 13 at sunset (canceled in case of rain), Cascade Playground, 333 Pontius Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-684-7710 or

Sept. 13: “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (PG-13)

CinemaGig Outdoors

Movies at dusk July 5-Aug. 17 at Skansie Brothers Park, 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor; free (253-853-3554 or

July 5: “Field of Dreams” (PG)

July 6: “The Sandlot” (PG)

July 19: “American Graffiti” (PG)

July 20: “The Princess Bride” (G)

Aug. 2: “The Lorax” (PG)

Aug. 3: “FernGully” (G)

Aug. 16: “Casablanca” (PG)

Aug. 17: “The Sound of Music” (G)

Cinema Under the Stars

July 20 and Aug. 18, gather at 7 p.m., movies start at 8:30 p.m., Columbia Park, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-760-4285 or

July 20: "Despicable Me" (PG)

Aug. 18: "The Muppet Movie" (G)

Crossroads Cultural Family Films in the Park

Thursdays Aug. 1-22, live music at 7:30 p.m., movies start at dusk, Crossroads Park, 16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue; free (425-452-4240 or

Aug. 1: “The Karate Kid” (PG)

Aug. 8: “Around the World in 80 Days” (2004) (PG)

Aug. 15: “Remember the Titans” (PG)

Aug. 22: “Mr. Bean’s Holiday” (PG)

Duvall Movies in the Park

Seating begins at 7:30 p.m., movies at dusk Aug. 10 and 17, McCormick Park, 26200 N.E. Stephens St., Duvall; free (425-788-3414 or — click on “Experience Duvall”).

Aug. 10: “Puss in Boots” (PG)

Aug. 17: “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” (PG)

Edmonds Outdoor Movie Nites

Movies at dusk July 26 and Aug. 2, Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds; free (425-771-0230 or

July 26: “Alvin and the Chipmunks” (G)

Aug. 2: “Back to the Future” (PG)

Everett Cinema Under the Stars

Fridays with preshow entertainment at 7:30 p.m. and movies at dusk July 19-Aug. 16, Camp Patterson field, Thornton A. Sullivan Park, 11405 Silver Lake Road, Everett; free (425-257-8700 or; click on “Play”).

July 19: “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” (PG)

July 26: “Wreck-It Ralph” (PG)

Aug. 2: “Big Miracle” (PG)

Aug. 9: “The Amazing Spider-Man” (PG-13)

Aug. 16: “Oz the Great and Powerful” (PG)

Fremont Outdoor Movies

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

July 13: “Dumb & Dumber” (PG-13)

July 20: “Superbad” (R)

July 27: “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (R)

Aug. 2 (Friday): “Risky Business” (R)

Aug. 3: “R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet: Sing-A-Long” (R)

Aug. 10: “The Avengers” (PG-13)

Aug. 17: “Stay Classy: Anchorman Movie Party” (PG-13)

Aug. 25: “The Dude Fest: The Big Lebowski” (R)

Friday Night Flicks

Movies begin at dusk, Allan Yorke Park, 7203 W. Tapps Hwy E., Bonney Lake (253-862-8602 or

Aug. 6: "Escape from Planet Earth" (PG)

Aug. 9: "Rise of the Guardians" (PG)

Aug. 24: "Men in Black III" (PG-13)

MOHAI’s Movies in the Park

Movies begin 30 minutes after sunset (approximately 8:30 p.m.), Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle (206-342-1126 or

Aug. 3: “Singles” (PG-13)

Aug. 10: “The Goonies” (PG)

Aug. 17: “Say Anything ...” (PG-13)

Aug. 24: “War Games” (PG)

Monster Attack! Japanese Creature Feature Classics

Aug. 23 and 30. Arrive beginning at 8:45 p.m., movies at 9:30 p.m. Volunteer Park Amphitheater (inside the Seattle Asian Art Museum auditorium if it rains), 1247 15th Ave. E., Seattle; free (206-442-8480 or

Aug. 23: “Gamera 3: The Awakening of Iris” (NR)

Aug. 30: “Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack” (NR)

Moonlight Movies in Renton

Fridays at dusk between July 19 and Aug. 16 at varying locations; free except July 26 (425-430-6719 or

July 19: “Transformers” (PG-13) at Piazza Park, 233 Burnett Ave. S., Renton

July 26: “Finding Nemo” (G) at Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, Renton

Aug. 2: “How to Train Your Dragon” (PG), McKnight Middle School, 1200 Edmonds Ave. N.E., Renton

Aug. 9: “Madagascar 3” (PG), Liberty Park, 1101 Bronson Way N., Renton

Aug. 16: “Hotel Transylvania” (PG) Cascade Village Baseball Park, 16840 116th Ave. S.E., Renton

Movies at Marymoor Park

Most Wednesdays at dusk between July 10 and Aug. 28, with seating opening at 7 p.m., Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond; $5 preferred seating for pre-movie activities, children younger than 5 free (206-296-8687 or — click on “Recreation, leisure”).

July 10: “Back to the Future” (PG)

July 17: “Pitch Perfect” (PG-13)

July 24: “The Incredibles” (PG)

July 31: “The Hunger Games” (PG-13)

Aug. 7: “10 Things I Hate About You” (PG-13)

Aug. 14: “Mary Poppins” (G)

Aug. 21: “Jurassic Park” (PG-13)

Aug. 28: “The Goonies” (PG)

Movies at the Mural

9 p.m. July 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (206-684-7200 or; cancellation information/updates, call or visit website after 2 p.m. day of show).

July 27: “The Princess Bride” (PG)

Aug. 3: “Hugo” (PG)

Aug. 10: “The Avengers” (PG-13)

Aug. 17: “The Help” (PG-13)

Aug. 24: “Les Misérables” (PG-13)

Movies in the Park

Thursdays, July 11-Aug. 15, open seating begins at 7 p.m., Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish; free (425-388-3411 or

July 11: “Back to the Future” (PG), 9:35 p.m.

July 18: “Rise of the Guardians” (PG), 9:30 p.m.

July 25: “Brave” (PG), 9:25 p.m.

Aug. 1: “Men in Black 3” (PG-13), 9:15 p.m.

Aug. 8: “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” (PG), 9 p.m.

Aug. 16: “The Avengers” (PG-13), 8:50 p.m.

Movies Under the Stars

Selected Fridays, July 19-Sept. 6, chair seating available for the first 200 people, Swedish Medical Center, Edmonds campus, second-floor patio, 21601 76th Ave. W., Edmonds; free (425-640-4000 or

July 19: “The Lion King” (G), 9 p.m.

Aug. 9: “Bee Movie” (PG), 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 16: “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” (PG), 8:15 p.m.

Sept. 6: “Free Willy” (PG), 7:45 p.m.

Moonlight Cinema

Thursdays July 11-Aug. 29, 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 11: “Grandma’s Boy” (R)

July 19: “Project X” (R)

July 25: “Due Date” (R)

Aug. 8: “The Goonies” (PG)

Aug. 15: “Pineapple Express” (R)

Aug. 22: “The Hurt Locker” (R)

Aug. 29: “Varsity Blues” (R)

Movies on the Green

July 19 and 26, with outdoor seating opening at 8 p.m., movies at dusk, Foster Golf Links, 13500 Interurban Ave. S., Tukwila; free (206-768-2822 or

July 19: “Skyfall” (PG-13)

July 26: “Here Comes the Boom” (PG)

Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park

Thursdays July 11-Aug. 29, admission at 7 p.m., followed by circus acts, food trucks, trivia contests and film at dusk, Magnuson Park, athletic fields, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle; $5 (

July 11: “Moonrise Kingdom” (PG-13)

July 18: “Singin’ in the Rain” (NR)

July 25: “Finding Nemo” (G)

Aug. 1: “Skyfall” (PG-13)

Aug. 8: “The Sandlot” (PG)

Aug. 15: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (PG)

Aug. 22: “Singles” (PG-13)

Aug. 29: “The Princess Bride” (PG)

Redmond Summer Movie Series

Various evenings and locations July 12-Aug. 24, films begin at dusk at Redmond City Hall, 15670 85th St., Redmond; free (425-556-2358 or

July 12: “Skyfall” (PG-13)

July 20: “Bride & Prejudice” (PG-13)

Aug. 3: “The Avengers” (PG-13)

Aug. 10: “Hairspray” (2007) (PG)

Aug. 17: “Rise of the Guardians” (PG)

Aug. 24: “Ghostbusters” (PG)

Seattle Asian American Film Festival Summer Series

Saturdays Aug. 10-24 at sunset (canceled in case of rain), Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-684-7710 or

Aug. 10: “Shaolin Soccer” (PG)

Aug. 17: “Mulan” (G)

Aug. 24: “Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings” (NR)

South Lake Union Block Party

One movie this year (“Dirty Dancing”) shown as part of the South Lake Union Block Party. It begins at dusk, Aug. 9, on the lawn outside the South Lake Union Discovery Center, Westlake Avenue North and Denny Way, Seattle; free (206-342-5900 or

Summer Movies at Waterfront Park

Movies shown at dusk on Fridays, Aug. 9-23, 370 Brien Drive S.E., Bainbridge Island; free (206-842-2982 or

Aug. 9: “Sleepless in Seattle” (PG)

Aug. 16: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (PG-13)

Aug. 23: “Babe” (G)

Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema

The organizers of the Seattle Gay & Lesbian Film Festival present “I Need a Hero!,” July 19-Aug. 16 at sunset, southeast corner of Cal Anderson Park, 11th Avenue and East Pine Street, Seattle; free (206-323-4274 or

July 19: “Hairspray” (1988) (PG)

Aug. 2: “Galaxy Quest” (PG)

Aug. 9: “Batman: The Movie” (1966) (NR)

Aug. 16: “Conan the Destroyer” (PG)

Tukwila Summer Outdoor Cinema Series

Friday nights at dusk Aug. 2-23, with lawn opening at 8 p.m., Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila; free, but donations for Tukwila Food Pantry accepted (206-768-2822 or

Aug. 2: “The Lorax” (PG)

Aug. 9: “Madagascar 3” (PG)

Aug. 16: “Hotel Transylvania” (PG)

Aug. 23: “Rise of the Guardians” (PG)

West Seattle Movies On the Wall

Saturdays at dusk, July 20-Aug. 24, 4410 California Ave. S.W. (courtyard by Hotwire Online Coffee House), Seattle (

July 20: “Goldfinger” (PG)

July 27: “The Devil Wears Prada” (PG-13)

Aug. 3: “The Muppets” (PG)

Aug. 10: “The Avengers” (PG-13)

Aug. 17: “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (PG)

Aug. 24: “This is Spinal Tap” (R)

Wedgwood Outdoor Cinema

Preshow activities starting at 7 p.m., movie at dusk, Hunter Tree Farms Gathering Space, 7744 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; free (

Aug. 3: “Madagascar 3” (PG)

Doug Knoop: or on Twitter @dougknoop

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