We're happy to report that drive-in movies are still the darlings of the pandemic, right behind frozen dumplings and analog puzzles. They provided an alternative to our tiny digital screens when movie theaters were closed, and now they're helping to safely ease us into public life while we wait for hive immunity to slowly take effect. Read on below for upcoming showings at the Blue Fox, Rodeo Drive-In, Marymoor Park, and elsewhere, or check out our other film and TV roundups for more options.
P.S. We'll keep this page updated as new showtimes are announced, so feel free to add it to your bookmarks!
BECU Drive-In Movies at Marymoor Park
Marymoor Park has been one of Seattle's hottest destinations for outdoor movie viewing for the last 17 years or so. While you won't be able to set up on the grass this year, BECU will keep the tradition going by shifting to a drive-in model for the second year, screening classic flicks like Mamma Mia and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Food trucks will be onsite, too.
Lineup: Jurassic Park (Wed Aug 4), Coco (Thurs Aug 5), Pitch Perfect (Wed Aug 11), Guardians of the Galaxy (Thurs Aug 12), Inside Out (Wed Aug 18), Little Miss Sunshine (Thurs Aug 19), Stand By Me (Wed Aug 25), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Thurs Aug 26)
Blue Fox Drive-In Theatre
Ninety miles north of Seattle, this outdoor theater and go-kart destination screens family-friendly double features Thursdays-Tuesdays. Admission is first-come, first-served, and masks are required when visiting the snack bar or arcade. Outside food is not permitted.
Oak Harbor ($7)
Lineup: Jungle Cruise (Aug 5-9), Escape Room (Aug 5-9)
For a treat at the end of your road trip to Bremerton, stop by this long-running outdoor theater (which opened in 1949) for screenings of double features from Friday-Sunday. They have plenty of concessions, like hot dogs, corn dogs, pizza dogs (?), Philly cheesesteaks, and candy for sale onsite. As for tickets, you can buy them online.
Lineup: Jungle Cruise (Aug 6-10), Black Widow (Aug 6-10), Old (Aug 6-10), Escape Room (Aug 6-10), Snake Eyes (Aug 6-10), A Quiet Place Part II (Aug 6-10)
Skyline Drive-In Theatre
Reserve a spot online to stake your claim on Friday-Sunday screenings of classic films and new releases at this Shelton theater, established way back in 1964. If you don't have an FM receiver in your car (sound is broadcast on 89.1 FM), you can borrow one from the snack bar. In response to COVID-19, they're limiting capacity to 150 vehicles per showing and asking that cars park at least 10 feet away from each other.
Lineup: Snake Eyes (Thurs Aug 5), Space Jam: A New Legacy (Thurs Aug 5)
Wheel-In Motor Movie Drive-In
Switch to the FM Dolby Digital Stereo in your car and catch classic films starting at dusk. In keeping with COVID regulations, their capacity is reduced to 25% and they're offering a lower-than-usual carload price, which can be purchased online in advance. They also have pizza, hamburgers, nachos, and other snacks available for purchase onsite.
Port Townsend ($9)
Lineup: Black Widow (Aug 6-8 & 11-12), Cruella (Aug 6-8 & 11-12)