The Port of Everett is hosting Sail-In Cinema again this summer at Boxcar Park. (Port of Everett)

The Port of Everett is hosting Sail-In Cinema again this summer at Boxcar Park. (Port of Everett)

Where to catch outdoor movies this summer in Snohomish County

Bring a chair, blanket and the kids for a cinema night under the stars with your favorite movies, including “Barbie” and “Trolls.”

EVERETT — Get fresh air and see a flick.

Better yet, a free flick.

You can make the rounds at parks around the county this summer to see a variety of animated, action, drama and comedy hits.

Movies will be shown Wednesday nights in Mukilteo, Thursday in Lynnwood, Stanwood and Lake Stevens. Friday is movie night in Everett, Edmonds and Monroe. Movies will be shown Saturday in Marysville and various nights in Mountlake Terrace.

Most shows start at dusk.

Bring your own chair, your own kids and maybe some of the neighbors. Some venues offer concessions.

The fantasy comedy “Barbie” is at Jennings Park in Marysville on Aug. 3, midway through the five-week lineup.

The 2-hour hit with Ryan Gosling as Ken and Margot Robbie as a Barbie is rated PG-13. The movie was nominated for eight Oscars and won Best Original Song. Its sidekick in last summer’s Barbenheimer blockbuster theatrical release duo is not showing at any of the outdoor venues.

A sampling of PG offerings include: “Trolls Band Together” at Frances Anderson Center, kicking off the Edmonds series on July 12. At the Port of Everett’s Sail-In Cinema, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is on the big inflatable screen on July 26. Catch Tom Cruise in the 1986 “Top Gun” (PG) in Stanwood on Aug. 15.

“Elemental” is at three locations, and rated PG.

For the two nights of movies in Lake Stevens, themed activities will take place before the showings of “The Goonies” and “Monsters, Inc.” Costumes are encouraged.

Check local listings for shows in your town and others.


Various locations.

July 12: “Trolls Band Together” (PG) Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St.

July 19: “Kung Fu Panda 4” (PG) Seaview Park, 8030 185th St. SW

July 26: “Under the Boardwalk” (PG) Civic Center Playfields, 598 Edmonds St.

Aug. 2: “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” (PG) Hickman Park, 23700 104th Ave. W


Port of Everett, Boxcar Park.

July 26: “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” (PG)

Aug. 2: “The Boys in the Boat” (PG-13)

Aug. 9: “The Parent Trap” (1998) (PG)

Aug. 16: “Devotion” (PG-13)

Aug. 23: “Elemental” (PG)

Aug. 30: “Aquaman & The Lost Kingdom” (PG-13)

Lake Stevens

Lundeen Park, 10020 Lundeen Parkway

Aug. 9: “The Goonies” (PG)

Aug. 23: “Monsters, Inc.” (G)


Lynndale Park Ballfield, 18927 72nd Ave. W.

Aug. 15: “Mamma Mia!” (PG-13)

Aug. 22: “Migration” (PG)


Jennings Park, near the Lions Pavilion.

July 20: “Field of Dreams” (PG)

July 27: “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” (PG-13)

Aug. 3: “Barbie” (PG-13)

Aug. 10: “Trolls Band Together” (PG)

Aug. 17: “Elemental” (PG)


Lake Tye Park, 14964 Fryelands Blvd.

Aug. 2: “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” (PG)

Band: Tarnished Brass

Aug. 9: “Trolls Band Together” (PG)

Band: Hot Aire

Aug. 16: “The Marvels” (PG-13)

Band: Rustic Reeds Saxophone Ensemble

Aug. 23: “Barbie” (PG-13)

Band: Bavarian Dance Band

Aug. 30: “The Little Mermaid” (PG)

Mountlake Terrace

Terrace Creek Park, 23200 48th Ave. W.

July 25: “Up” (PG)

Aug. 3: “The Lego Movie” (PG)

Aug. 9: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (PG-13)

Aug. 16: “D2: Mighty Ducks” (PG)


Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St.

July 24: “Kung Fu Panda 4” (PG)

Aug. 7: “Elemental” (PG)

Aug. 21: “Despicable Me” (PG)


Church Creek Park, 7116 72nd Ave. NW.

Aug. 8: “Moana” (PG)

Aug. 15: “Top Gun” (1986) (PG)

Aug. 22: “The Goonies” (PG)

Correction: A previous version of this story contained an incorrect date and movie title for Monroe. The movie schedule for Monroe has been updated.

Andrea Brown: 425-339-3443;; Twitter: @reporterbrown.

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