Despite the fall-like weather outside, the first full week of July also brings with it the beginning of many outdoor movie series in Seattle. Below, you'll find 15 options, many of which start this weekend, and which range from lots of instances of Zootopia and Star Wars to more unconventional options like the Seattle Outdoor Cinema's 21+ lineup and The Fierce Awakens in Cal Anderson Park. For options outside of Seattle proper—including Moonlight Cinema at Red Hook Brewery—check out our complete outdoor movies calendar, and see our complete movie times listings for other (indoor) films.
July 7-28: Peddler Brewing Outdoor Movie Nights
Soak up the warm weather—or hide from the rain—at Peddler's outdoor yet covered beer garden, where you can watch a movie while enjoying the great outdoors. (You can even bring your dog, and kids are okay, too!) The lineup includes He Named Me Malala, Big, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Zoolander.
July 7-Aug 25: Movies at Magnuson
For the 12th season, Magnuson Park will have family-friendly movies, live entertainment, movie trivia, and food trucks on Thursday evenings. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and (well-behaved) dogs, too. The lineup includes Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Labyrinth, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Incredibles, Guardians of the Galaxy, Zootopia, The Sandlot, and The Goonies.
July 8-Sept 2: Outdoor Movies in Jefferson Park
Beacon Hill's outdoor movie nights start at 7 pm with an open mic, followed by family-friendly movies at dusk. The lineup includes The Princess Bride, Labyrinth, The Muppet Movie, Despicable Me, and Despicable Me 2.
July 8-Sept 30: Summer Nights in the North Plaza
On Fridays throughout the summer, CenturyLink Field will have games, food trucks, drink specials, music, and occasional movie nights (including Jurassic World, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and a Frozen sing-along). All admission prices benefit the Alliance for Pioneer Square.
July 15-Aug 5: Movies in Westlake Park
Head to Westlake Park for family-friendly movies at dusk that adults can enjoy too. The lineup includes Inside Out, The Goonies, and Jurassic World.
July 15-29: Outdoor Music & Films
In conjunction with their Mood Indigo: Textiles from Around the World exhibit, the Asian Art Museum will present a series of outdoor movies featuring indigo clothing, all of which will be preceded by live blues music at 8:15 pm. The lineup includes Goyokin, Rain the Color of Blue, and True Grit.
July 29: New Belgium Brewing's Clips Beer & Film Tour
Enjoy an evening of short films alongside a selection of New Belgium beers at Gas Works Park. Don't hold back on the brews—all the proceeds of beer sales will go towards local nonprofits.
Aug 5-12: Movies at the Marina
The Ballard marina will have free, family-friendly movies at dusk in August, with seating available on the garden lawn and in the parking lot, guest moorage available, and free popcorn (on a first-come, first-served basis). The lineup includes The Lego Movie, and Pan.
Aug 5-26: The Fierce Awakens
Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents this series of free outer-space-themed movies in Cal Anderson Park, where there will be a DJ starting at 7 pm, and concessions including popcorn and candy on sale, proceeds from which will benefit Three Dollar Bill Cinema's year-round efforts to provide voices for the LGBTQ community through film. The lineup includes Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, Spaceballs, Barbarella and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Aug 12-Sept 2: Movies in Occidental Park
Head to Pioneer Square for family-friendly movies at dusk that adults can enjoy too. The lineup includes The Good Dinosaur, Labyrinth, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
July 16-Aug 13: Cinema Under the Stars
Popcorn and other concessions will be available at this family-friendly, two-movie series in Columbia Park. The lineup includes E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Zootopia.
July 16-Aug 19: Seattle Outdoor Cinema
The Seattle Outdoor Cinema (formerly Fremont Outdoor Movies) is celebrating its 24th season with a venue upgrade: after their first screening at the original location on July 16, they'll move to the larger South Lake Union Discovery Center. All screenings are 21+, and there will be a beer garden (proceeds from which will benefit various rotating non-profits), and other pre-screening entertainment. The lineup includes Pretty Woman, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Big Lebowski.
July 16-Aug 20: West Seattle Outdoor Movies
The 13th annual season of the West Seattle Outdoor Movie theater will have family-friendly movies at dusk, with pre-movie music and trivia, raffles, and concessions for sale. The lineup includes Star Wars VII, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, School of Rock, Skyfall, The Lego Movie, and The Princess Bride.
July 30-Aug 27: Movies at the Mural
Bring your lawn chairs and watch free, family-friendly movies on Seattle Center's 40-foot-screen on the Mural Amphitheater lawn. The lineup includes The Princess Bride Quote-Along, Mad Max: Fury Road, Galaxy Quest, West Side Story, and The Life of Pi.
Aug 20: MOHAI Movie Night
In conjunction with their Toys of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s exhibit, MOHAI presents this outdoor screening of Toy Story, plus pre-show entertainment including live music from Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies, hula hooping, and games.