Summer 2018 Outdoor Movies in Seattle

What could be better than catching a flick on the lawn beneath the Space Needle?

When summer rolls around and the days get hotter, we all look for ways to take our usual activities outside to enjoy the weather. Every year public parks and other venues around Seattle bring back one of our favorite seasonal traditions for 2018: outdoor screenings of movies under the stars.

Some of our standbys include Seattle Center's Movies at the Mural, where you can catch free flicks such as "Little Shop of Horrors" (8/11) and "Wonder Woman" (8/25) on a big screen beneath the Space Needle; Westlake Park's Summer Movies series, which brings "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (8/3), "Hook" (8/17) and "Black Panther" (8/24) to the heart of downtown; and on the Eastside, Movies at Marymoor, where "Thor: Ragnarok" (8/8) and "Ferdinand" (8/15), to name but a few, come to the Redmond park's screen.

There are more options beyond the parks, too. Catch old faves like "Super Troopers" (8/10) and "Dodgeball" (8/24) at the Motif Seattle hotel's swank 21+ rooftop bar, Frolik. Peddler Brewing, a family- and dog-friendly Ballard beer haven screens "Pitch Perfect" (8/2) "Bridesmaids" (8/30) and others in the beer garden. Or head to Movies at the Marina to watch "Overboard" (8/3) or "Moana" (8/17) with Puget Sound in the background at Shilshole Bay.