Free Movies This Summer
Summertime means more than sunburns and flip flops, it's also time for free movies under the stars. Dig out your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the free outdoor movies offered at several locations in the Seattle area. See the links provided for each event for more details.
Arlington is offering free Outdoor Cinema at Terrace Park after dark. Movies are scheduled for Thursdays, July 16, July 23 and July 30.
Auburn has announced their Comcast Cinema Series 2009 line-up that will take place on Fridays, Aug. 14, Aug. 21 and Aug. 28 at several parks around the city.
Bellevue will have an eight week series of free outdoor movies beginning July 7. Each movie night is themed with a different charity event and it is suggested that attendees bring donated items to support the night's organizations.
Burien has scheduled it's Music & Movies in the Park which includes free movies on Aug. 14 & 21 at the Lake Burien School Park.
Edmond's Outdoor Movie Nites are July 31 & Aug. 7 at the Frances Anderson Center Playfield beginning at dusk.
Everett offers Cinema Under the Stars, Friday evenings beginning July 17 and ending August 21. The outdoor movies will be shown at Thorton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake.
Kent's Summer Nights and the Silver Screen free summer movie series takes place Aug. 7, Aug. 14 and Aug, 21 at Town Square Plaza.
Marysville offers the Popcorn in the Parks Outdoor Cinema Series located at several parks throughout the city. The free movies will take place on select dates in June, July and August.
Renton will have Moonlight Movies at Liberty Park July 10, July 17, July 31, and Aug. 7.
Seattle has Movies at the Mural on scheduled dates in August. Experience free movies beneath the Space Needle on the Mural Amphitheater lawn at Seattle Center.
Tacoma has scheduled their Metro Parks Summer Sounds & Cinema Series to take place on select dates in July and August. Movies will be located at a variety of parks throughout the area.
West Seattle begins the 2009 Movies on the Wall series on July 18. The free movies continue on selected dates through August.
The following are also worth mentioning, since they are almost free. Each requires a $5 "suggested" donation, but are worth every penny:
Fremont Almost Free Outdoor Cinema
Kirkland's Carillon Point Outdoor Movie Nights Benefiting Hopelink
If outdoor movies don't appeal to you, consider taking advantage of Regal Theaters Free Family Film Festival. Participating Regal Theaters will show family friendly films on select weekday mornings throughout the summer.