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.

Edmonds

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

Everett

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)

Lynnwood

Lynndale Park Ballfield, 18927 72nd Ave. W.

Aug. 15: “Mamma Mia!” (PG-13)

Aug. 22: “Migration” (PG)

Marysville

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)

Monroe

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)

Mukilteo

Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St.

July 24: “Kung Fu Panda 4” (PG)

Aug. 7: “Elemental” (PG)

Aug. 21: “Despicable Me” (PG)

Stanwood

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; abrown@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @reporterbrown.

Talk to us

> Give us your news tips.

> Send us a letter to the editor.

> More Herald contact information.

More in Local News

Kim Skarda points at her home on a map on Thursday, June 20, 2024 in Concrete, Washington. A community called Sauk River Estates has a very steep slope above it. There is a DNR-approved timber sale that boarders the estate properties, yet they were not consulted about the sale before approval. The community has already appealed the sale and has hired their own geologist to conduct a slope stability report at the site. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Beneath steep slope, Concrete neighbors fear landslides from logging above

Nielsen Brothers plans to cut 54 acres of timber directly behind the community of 83 homes. Locals said they were never consulted.

Law enforcement respond to a person hit by a train near the Port of Everett Mount Baker Terminal on Thursday, June 27, 2024 in Mukilteo, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
2 killed in waterfront train crashes were near Mukilteo ‘quiet zone’

In June, two people were hit by trains on separate days near Mukilteo Boulevard. “These situations are incredibly tragic,” Everett’s mayor said.

Rob Plotnikoff takes a measurement as a part of the county's State of Our Waters survey at Tambark Creek in Bothell, Washington on Monday, July 1, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Snohomish County stream team bushwhacks a path to healthier waterways

This summer, the crew of three will survey 40 sites for the State of Our Waters program. It’s science in locals’ backyards.

Logo for news use featuring the municipality of Mountlake Terrace in Snohomish County, Washington. 220118
4th suspect arrested after Mountlake Terrace home robbery

Police arrested Taievion Rogers, 19, on Tuesday. Prosecutors charged his three alleged accomplices in April.

A 10 acre parcel off of Highway 99, between 240th and 242nd Street Southwest that the city of Edmonds is currently in the process of acquiring on Monday, July 10, 2023 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Edmonds ditches $37M Landmark public park project off Highway 99

The previous mayor envisioned parks and more in south Edmonds, in a historically neglected area. The new administration is battling budget woes.

Edmonds school official sworn in as Mount Vernon supe

Victor Vergara took his oath of office last week. He was assistant superintendent of equity and student success in Edmonds.

Lynnwood appoints new council member after abrupt resignation

Derica Escamilla will take the seat vacated by Shirley Sutton in May, who claimed the city had a “total lack of leadership.”

Everett Housing Authority is asking for city approval for its proposed development of 16 acres of land currently occupied by the vacant Baker Heights public housing development on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett council locks in building heights for Park District

After months of negotiation, the council approved on Wednesday the 1,500-home project with buildings as high as 12 stories.

Onions are grilled up at the Walla Walla Burger booth during opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Aug. 25, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Save money and time with advance ticket sales for Evergreen State Fair

The fair’s 115th installment runs 11 days starting Aug. 22 in Monroe. “Bright Lights, Summer Nights” is the theme.

Jayden Hill, 15, an incoming sophomore at Monroe High School is reflected in the screen of a cellphone on Wednesday, July 10, 2024 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Come fall, Monroe students must silence their cellphones in class

Elementary and middle school students won’t be allowed to use phones in schools. High schoolers will have more leeway.

Members of “Everett Deserves a Raise” group turn in their signed patients to the the clerk at City Hall on Thursday, July 11, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett minimum wage initiative submits signatures to get on ballot

Meanwhile, another group is leading a campaign for a similar local measure, but with a few notable differences.

The winner of the 2023 Great Mukilteo Dog Show at Lighthouse Park in Mukilteo. (Photo provided by Kandace Barnes)
All dogs are show dogs at the Great Mukilteo Dog Show on Saturday

The mayor “double dog” dares you to attend. Categories include Best Wiggles and Most Slobbery at the show at Lighthouse Park.

Support local journalism

If you value local news, make a gift now to support the trusted journalism you get in The Daily Herald. Donations processed in this system are not tax deductible.