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5 outdoor movie theaters in Seattle

Grab the lawn chairs, some snacks, and get cozy for an outdoor movie night.

Seattle Center - Movies at the Mural

It’d be hard to decide on whether to watch the movie or stare at the Space Needle’s late night beauty.

Photo by Christopher Nelson

Pass the popcorn, please.

Nothing screams “summer” like hitting the town for a bit of nighttime cinema under the stars, stretching out on a freshly cut lawn or chilling in the back of your car.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic date night activity — living out your rom-com dreams in real time — or just want a casual night out, we’ve got you covered with five outdoor movie venues that will have you feeling like the star in your own motion picture.

Movies at the Mural | Seattle Center | Fridays, July 26-Aug. 23 | Free | Grab a snack from the Armory and settle down for old-school classics like “The Princess Bride” and current hits like “Everything Everywhere All At Once.”

Outdoor Movies at Marymoor Park | Marymoor Park | Tuesdays and Wednesdays, July 10-Aug. 28 | $10 | Load up the blankets and lawn chairs for a blast from the past with movies like “Back to the Future” and “10 Things I Hate About You.”

Outdoor Cinema by Three Dollar Bill Cinema | Various locations | Various times | Free | This Queer-focused film institution screens iconic flicks like “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Jennifer’s Body” throughout the summer.

Summer Movies in Kirkland | Juanita Beach Park + Heritage Park | Every Saturday, July 13-Aug.10 | Free | Each day includes a double feature, normally with a more kid-friendly early screening followed by a PG-13 rated movie for older audiences.

Center City Cinema | Various Seattle parks | Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, June 26-Sept. 14 | Free | Lay back as dusk approaches and relax with titles such as “The Goonies” and “Mamma Mia.”

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