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 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Food trucks will be onsite, too.
Lineup: Crazy Rich Asians (Wed June 16), The Karate Kid (Thurs June 17), Crazy, Stupid, Love (Thurs June 22), Toy Story (Wed June 23), The Sandlot (Thurs June 24), more listed here
Blue Fox Drive-In Theatre
Ninety miles north of Seattle, this outdoor theater and go-kart destination screens family-friendly double features on the weekends. 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: Peter Rabbit 2 (June 19-20), Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (June 18-20), F9 (June 25), Boss Baby 2 (July 2), Black Widow (July 9) TBD
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: Peter Rabbit 2 (June 18-20), Cruella (June 18-20), The Conjuring 3 (June 18-20), The Nun (June 18-20), A Quiet Place II (June 18-20), Spiral (June 18-20), Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (June 18-20), F9 (Fri June 25), The Forever Purge (Fri July 2), Black Widow (Fri July 9), Space Jam (Fri July 19), more TBD
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.
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: Top Gun (June 18-24), A Quiet Place Part II (June 18-24), more TBD