Movies at the Mural 2024 @ Seattle Center

Summer movies in Seattle 🍿

📸: Everything Everywhere All At Once

📆 Friday, July 26th – Friday, August 23rd
🎟 Free
📍 Seattle Center Mural Amphitheatre Lawn: 305 Harrison St, Seattle

Another year, another chance to wander away from a show at the ballet or Seattle Children’s Theater and traipse through the Seattle Center only to notice that dusk has just fallen, people are cozying up on the Mural Amphitheatre Lawn, and your favorite movie is about to begin. Presented by Prime Video, this free series of five films is also done in collaboration with the UW Professional & Continuing Education’s Film & Video Production certificate program, so before you watch a recent Oscar winner or a notorious cult sci-fi item (see below), you’ll get to see a short film from a PCE alum

Movie Showtimes:

🎬 The Princess Bride (1987): Swoon over Cary Elwes and Mandy Patinkin, chuckle at the vaudeville antics of Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, and Carol Kane, and boo Christopher Guest right in the heart of Seattle. 
📅 Friday, July 26th
🕓 9 pm 
🍿 Preceding Short Film: Out of the Box (dir. Jessica Fleck) 

🎬 Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022): The openly weird, philosophical sci-fi martial arts multiverse comedy that powered through awards season on its way to seven Oscars, including Best Picture. 
📅 Friday, August 2nd 
🕓 9 pm 
🍿 Preceding Short Film: Swamp Ass (dir. Katrina Vergara) 

🎬 Dune (1984): No, not the current, lauded Denis Villeneuve versions, but David Lynch’s embattled 1984 epic starring Seattle’s own Kyle MacLachlan. The spice must flow! 
📅 Friday, August 9th 
🕓 9 pm 
🍿 Preceding Short Film: Pancakes (dir. Henry Slater) 

🎬 Singles (1992): Cameron Crowe’s ensemble dramedy introduced me to Seattle, and though a lot has changed here in 32 years, nothing can take this movie and its perfect soundtrack away from me. 
📅 Friday, August 16th 
🕓 9 pm 
🍿 Preceding Short Film: Memories (dir. Ryan McGeary) 

🎬 The Color Purple (2023): Director Blitz Bazawule’s adaptation of the Broadway musical adaptation of the Steven Spielberg cinematic adaptation of Alice Walker’s seminal 1982 novel deserves to be seen with a crowd. 
📅 Friday, August 23rd 
🕓 9 pm 
🍿 Preceding Short Film: A Friend (dir. James Greiner) 

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Marcus Gorman

Marcus Gorman is a Seattle-based playwright and film programmer. He once raised money for a synagogue by marathoning 15 Adam Sandler movies in one weekend. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter @marcus_gorman.