My wife and I really enjoy watching outdoor movies in the summer. You wait until the sun goes down and the stars come up, in the company of others who are there for the movie and for the chance to be outdoors. Take a camping chair, a blanket, and some snacks and you’ll be all set.
Here’s a roundup for the summer of 2010 in Seattle and the Eastside. Some of these locations are pet-friendly, in case your dog likes to watch movies:
- Redmond – Alternating Fridays and Saturdays at the Redmond City Hall and Idylwood Beach Park. They’ll be showing Iron Man, Monsters vs. Aliens, Invictus, Where the Wild Things Are, The Blind Side, Mama Mia, and Mulan.
- King County Parks – Wednesdays at Marymoor Park. Austin Powers, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The Blind Side, The Neverending Story, Star Trek, and The Princess Bride.
- Issaquah – Monsters vs. Aliens on a Saturday in September.
- Bellevue – Tuesdays at the Bellevue Downtown Park – Lineup includes Cloudy With a Chance Of Meatballs, Where the Wild Things Are, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Monsters vs. Aliens, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Spy Next Door, The Blind Side, and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
- Kirkland – Saturdays at Carillon Point. The lineup includes Star Trek, Moulin Rouge, Monsters vs. Aliens, Overboard, Twilight New Moon, and Up.
- Woodinville – Thursdays at the Redhook Brewery. They’ll be showing Step Brothers, The Sandlot, The Hangover, Super Troopers, Blow, and Fight Club.
- Fremont – Dawn of the Dead, Ghostbusters, The Hangover, Zoolander, Metropolis, Pretty in Pink, Goonies 25th Anniversary, all on Saturdays in a Fremont parking lot.
- Seattle Center – Saturdays in August at the Seattle Center Mural. Lineup includes The Princess Bride, Twilight, Twilight New Moon, and Star Trek.
- West Seattle – Saturdays in July and August. They’ll be showing Mama Mia, War Games, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Star Trek, Wayne’s World, and Up.
- Seattle – Fridays at Cal Anderson Park. The “Blonde But Not Forgotten” lineup includes Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Legend of Billie Jean, Desperately Seeking Susan, and Candleshoe.