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Experience FREE movies outdoors at Seattle Center this summer. Picnic on the gently sloping Mural Amphitheatre lawn, in front of a state-of-the-art 40-foot screen, with the Space Needle looming above. The series features popular movies, both classic and contemporary, appropriate for all-ages. Movies at the Mural is an outdoor cinema experience like no other!

Movies begin at dusk (about 9pm).    Each feature is preceded by a short film by students at Cornish College for the Arts.

On Friday’s we will feature films in partnership with Seattle-area film organizations, including: LANGSTON,  Indigenous Showcase, Nia Tero, SIFF, Seattle Asian-American Film Festival and Seattle Latino Film Festival.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get seats at the Mural?
Seating is first-come, first-served, limited to the capacity of the Mural Amphitheatre lawn.

What Covid-19 Safety requirements will be in place?
All attendees will be asked to practice common sense measures and distance themselves from others not in their party and wear a face covering outdoors while on grounds IF they are unvaccinated.  Masks ARE required indoors at sall Seattle Center buildings, including the Armory bathrooms.  Anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 is asked not to attend. 

What are the seating arrangements?
We recommend low back chairs, blankets or bean bags. Seating is first-come, first-served, and you may be directed toward the back of the Mural Amphitheatre lawn if you bring high backed chairs.

What if it rains?
For cancellation information/updates, call Seattle Center Customer Service at 684-7200 or go to seattlecenter.com after 2 PM on day of event.

When will the movies start?
Movies start at dusk (about 9 PM).

How can I request closed captioning?
As a policy, we always include captions at all of our screenings.

Can I bring my pet?
Due to the limited number of seats and the abundance of food in the seating area, we would prefer that movie-goers leave pets at home (except for legal guidance animals).

What is not allowed?
No giant coolers/ice chests, open flames/cooking, umbrellas, video or audio recorders. Like any theater, during the movie we ask people to TURN OFF their cellphones and pagers.

Will food & beverages be available?
Food and beverages are available in the Seattle Center Armory and at food carts on grounds prior to start of movie.

Is alcohol available?
Alcohol is not for sale at the Mural, but is available at select locations in the Armory.  However, alcohol must be consumed at place of purchase.

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