Summer Outdoor Movies – Movies In the Park & More for Families in the Northwest
Nothing says summer like watching a movie under the stars! Here is a list of family-friendly movies in the park, and other locations to catch outdoors this summer in the Northwest (this list is current for Summer 2022). Be sure to bring your own chairs and blankets and your own snacks, too! Some locations will have concessions on hand. Many of these events include live entertainment or kids activities before the show starts.
This is not a comprehensive list as so many towns offer movies in the park, so make sure to check out your town’s website or parks & recreation site to see if there are outdoor movies provided. This is just a variety of movies featured all around the western Northwest.
Don’t forget to check out our BIG list of drive-in movies, too! These are also outdoor movies, but set up like the old fashioned drive-in movies.
In addition to all the great outdoor movie opportunities we have listed below, we also have a couple more movie deals you might want to check out for the summer to keep kids entertained too:
Summer Outdoor Movies in the Park & Other Locations around the Puget Sound:
North Puget Sound area:
Marysville – Popcorn in the Park – 9pm or dusk Saturday nights at Jennings Memorial Park. Free admission to movies in the park.
Everett’s Sail In Cinema – Friday nights July 15 – August 19, 2022, at the Port of Everett’s Boxcar Park for the 7th annual Sail-In Cinema! The Port of Everett’s Sail-in Cinema is the only waterfront movie series in Snohomish County, offering free, family-friendly movies.
Greater Seattle & Eastside area:
Seattle – Movies at the Mural at Seattle Center – 9:00pm on Saturdays (July 30 – August 27th) – FREE. Catch a movie on a giant 40-foot screen right below the Space Needle. Bonus, they’ll be showing a short film prior to each movie screening.
Redmond – Movies at Marymoor Park – These have changed to drive-in movies (during regular years, they are just outdoor movies) on Wed & Thursdays thru the summer. It has always been one of the most popular movie in the park events, so we are keeping it in this list (have added it to the Drive In Movie list here too), just to keep everyone informed. These do require you buy tickets ahead of time. The cost is $30 per carload.
Bellevue Summer Outdoor Movies in the Park – Downtown Park on Tuesday evenings, from July 19-August 23 and Crossroads Park on Thursday evenings, from August 4-25. Pre-movie entertainment will begin at 7:30pm and movies will begin at dusk.
Sammamish Outdoor Movie on August 2 – FREE. Outdoor Movie on the Plaza Series! There will be pre-show crafts and activities. Food vendors and much more.
South Puget Sound area:
Movies Under the Stars – Join them for movies under the stars this summer at the Summer Bash + Movie events, located at various locations in Tacoma. IN addition to movies, you will find a variety of activities including inflatable slide, games, entertainment, crafts, food truck, outdoor movie and more. Movie begins at dusk. Free admission.
Covington Parks & Rec Outdoor Movies in the Park – Fridays through August 26th at the Covington Community Park Playfield – free to attend.
Friday Night Flicks in Auburn at Lea Hill Park – Blockbuster movies viewed outdoors on a 50′ inflatable movie screen will make Friday nights in Auburn a real treat for the whole family! You
Wild Waves also hosts Dive In Movies – These happen on Thursday nights through the summer. You do need a Wild Waves ticket to get admission to these. Find current coupons and discounts for Wild Waves here.
Lake Oswego – Movies in the Park – Thursdays at dusk (8:30 -9pm); Millenium Plaza Park. Popcorn & other treats available for purchase.
Portland – Movies in the Park – There are movies in various parks around the city almost every night in the summer on Thursdays July 10th through September 1. Make sure to check out the schedule to see when there will be an outdoor movie at a park near you.
Portland – Flicks on the Bricks – Pioneer Courthouse Square – Friday evenings starting at 7pm with pre-movie music & the movie following at dusk.
Tualatin – Movies on the Commons – Saturday nights around 9pm (or dusk); Tualatin Commons; Snacks will be available for purchase.
Vancouver – Summer Movie Series – In different locations on Friday nights
Wilsonville – Movies in the Park – Friday nights at dusk at the River Shelter in Memorial Park; Late July through early September.
Make sure to check out more ideas for family fun around the Pacific Northwest this summer::