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Enjoy These Free Outdoor Movies Underneath The Space Needle

By Jennifer Moreno

Space Needle Outdoor Movies

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Seattle Center is bringing back their FREE outdoor Movies at the Mural, and they’re the perfect plan for a summer night!

Enjoy a picnic on a gentle slope at the Mural Amphiteather lawn, and watch a delightful movie on a 40-foot screen with the Space Needle looming above. This famous series will include classic and contemporary movies appropriate for all ages. This unique event at the Mural is an outdoor cinema experience like no other, and a great opportunity to enjoy Seattle’s nice weather and reunite with friends and family.

We recommend bringing low-back chairs, blankets, or bean bags to enjoy comfortable seating and make sure to arrive on time since this will be a first-come, first-served kind of event. Food and beverages will be available in the Seattle Center Armory and at food carts on the grounds before each screening.

Movies at the Mural will kick off this Saturday, July 31st with a classic favorite “The Princess Bride”, and it’ll run all the way through the end of August. Each feature will be preceded by a short film by students at Cornish College for the Arts.

Here’s how the schedule will look like:

The Princess Bride

This beloved 1987 classic blends comedy, adventure, romance, and fantasy. Follow peasant farmhand Westley as he battles three bumbling outlaws and a nefarious prince to win the hand of his one true love, a young woman named Buttercup.

Date: Saturday, July 31

Time: 9 pm

 

The Farewell

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Billi struggles with her family’s decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

Date: Friday, August 6

Time: 9 pm

Strictly Ballroom

Scott Hastings is a champion-caliber ballroom dancer, but much to the chagrin of the Australian ballroom dance community, Scott believes in dancing “his own steps”. Fran is a beginning dancer and a bit of an ugly duckling who has the audacity to ask to be Scott’s partner after his unorthodox style causes his regular partner to dance out of his life. Together, these two misfits try to win the Australian Pan Pacific Championships and show the Ballroom Confederation that they are wrong when they say, “there are no new steps!”

Date: Saturday, August 7

Time: 9 pm

Vampires vs. the Bronx

A group of young friends from the Bronx fight to save their neighborhood from gentrification . . . and vampires. Oz Rodriguez directs and co-writes this comedic horror film from 2020.

Date: Friday, August 13

Time: 9 pm

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Knives Out

When a renowned crime novelist is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.

Date: Saturday, August 14

Time: 9 pm

Boy

Boy is a dreamer who loves Michael Jackson. He lives with his brother Rocky, a tribe of deserted cousins, and his Nan. Boy’s other hero, his father Alamein, is the subject of Boy’s fantasies, and he imagines him as a deep-sea diver, war hero, and a close relation to Michael Jackson. In reality, Alamein is an inept, wannabe gangster who has been in jail for robbery. When Alamein returns home after seven years away, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered, find his own potential and learn to get along without the hero he had been hoping for.

Date: Friday, August 20

Time: 9 pm

Yesterday

One day Jack was nobody and everything was perfectly normal. Until a global power outage occurred, affecting everything. The next day, Jack discovers he is the only one in the world who remembers The Beatles. Whilst trying to wrap his head around what is happening, Jack finds himself on a journey to figure out what happened that one night, and to bring back joy and the memory of the one band from yesterday.

Date: Saturday, August 21

Time: 9 pm

Cabarete

A teenage kitesurfer from the Dominican Republic sets out to compete professionally in the coastal town of Cabarete, but soon gets caught up in an endless stream of hard-partying that attempts to get the best of him.

Date: Friday, August 27

Time: 9 pm

The Wiz

A re-imaging of The Wizard of Oz, set against an urban background with an African American cast. Dorothy is a 24-year-old kindergarten teacher from Harlem, who along with her dog Toto is lost in a snowstorm and ends up in the Land of Oz. Dorothy learns the only way to get home is to ease on down the road to see the Wiz. Along the way, she meets a scarecrow made of garbage who wants a brain; a Coney Island mechanical Tin Man who wants a heart; and a lion who makes his living as a statue in front of the New York Public Library.

Date: Saturday, August 28

Time: 9 pm