The Port of Everett has announced the summer outdoor movie series, Sail-In Cinema. (Port of Everett)

The Port of Everett has announced the summer outdoor movie series, Sail-In Cinema. (Port of Everett)

Outdoor movies on the waterfront: Drive in or lawn seating

A six-movie lineup by the Port of Everett features action, cartoons and rom-com.

EVERETT — Get the blankets, lawn chairs and station wagons ready for another summer of free drive-in outdoor movies at the Port of Everett.

The port has announced attendance rules for a Friday night six-movie lineup that begins July 16 at Boxcar Park, Millwright Loop W, Everett.

Last year, the district scrapped the usual Sail-In Cinema screenings because of the COVID-19 pandemic and guidelines for distancing. Instead, it hosted a drive-in theater that was limited for space with 10 feet between each vehicle and required reservations, which were booked within six days of going live.

“We are thrilled to welcome the community back to Boxcar Park in a hybrid format that allows us to accommodate the growing demand for this free outdoor event while considering the varying comfort levels of our attendees as we return to in-person events,” port spokesperson Cat Soper said in a news release.

For the sixth annual Sail-in Cinema this year, the Port is offering lawn seating and vehicle spots. Only drive-in guests need to reserve spots, at www.portofeverett.com/sailin. Reservations open Thursday, July 1.

The Port chose to announce the dates and movies prior to opening reservations based on how quickly spots were claimed last year, Soper said. Vehicle spots will be staggered for improved screen views, with enough room for at least 100 cars each night.

But the revised layout limits boater viewing from the North Docks. Boaters can dock at the Port’s North Guest Dock 6 and watch from the park.

The movies include action, cartoons and a romantic comedy:

9:15 p.m. July 16: “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (PG-13)

9:05 p.m. July 23: “Sleepless in Seattle” (PG)

8:55 p.m. July 30: “Dunkirk” (PG-13)

8:45 p.m. August 6: “Raya & the Last Dragon” (PG)

8:35 p.m. August 13: “Princess & The Frog” (G)

8:25 p.m. August 20: “The Rookie” (G)

People who want to secure spots can do so one hour before showtime at Boxcar Park, where they can listen to music, play yard games, grab free fresh-popped popcorn and buy snacks. There also will be a rotating food truck and a beer garden hosted by the Mukilteo Chamber for the 21-and-up crowd.

Ben Watanabe: bwatanabe@heraldnet.com; 425-339-3037; Twitter @benwatanabe.

Talk to us

More in Local News

WSDOT workers open up the Smokey Point Rest Area on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Free coffee will be back soon at Smokey Point rest areas

Everett’s Silver Lake rest area for southbound I-5 drivers remains closed while WSDOT works on the facility.

The Everett Music Initiative team, (from left) Ryan Crowther, Nate Feaster and Michael Hannon. (Everett Music Initiative)
As Everett Music Initiative turns 10, downtown no longer a ‘ghost town’

The group will celebrate its birthday Thursday night with a party to kick off the eighth Fisherman’s Village Music Fest.

Everett
Pro skateboarding competition coming to Everett in August

Street League Skateboarding’s championship tour will be at Angel of the Winds arena for two days.

Drivers heading north on Interstate 5 will take a detour from Highway 104 to 220th Street SW and back to I-5 this weekend during nightly lane closures for Sound Transit light rail work. (Sound Transit)
Light rail work closing I-5 North lanes nightly this weekend

Crews need to close northbound lanes between 220th Street SW and Highway 104. Drivers have two detour options.

Cars drive through the intersection of Highway 9 and South Lake Stevens Road on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Highway 9 to close this weekend in south Lake Stevens

Detours take drivers around the closure between 20th Street SE and 32nd Street SE from Friday night to Monday morning.

Empty shelves in the baby formula section at a grocery store in Lynnwood, Washington. (Jacqueline Allison / The Herald)
Amid baby formula shortage, local moms scrambling to feed babies

Shelves are bare and prices are up. But there are resources for Snohomish County mothers in need.

Everett
$1 million bail for Everett ampm shooting suspect

The suspect, 36, is accused of shooting an acquaintance Monday, dumping the gun in a dumpster and fleeing from police.

Logo for news use featuring Snohomish County, Washington. 220118
Snohomish County seeks input on spending American Rescue Plan dollars

In-person events across the county will help guide more than $80 million in federal recovery money.

Mandy Jeffcott and Aaron King explore the area beneath a highway underpass while conducting a PIT count Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish County homelessness rose to 10-year high, count shows

Data released Monday confirmed what advocates suspected: The local homeless population grew amid the pandemic.

Most Read