The popular outdoor movie series Movies at the Mural Presented by Prime Video is back this summer at Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre for five weeks beginning July 30. Moviegoers are invited to picnic on the Mural Amphitheatre’s lawn with the Space Needle as a backdrop.
Food and beverages will be available in the Seattle Center Armory Food & Events Hall, as well as at food carts on the Seattle Center grounds prior to the start of each showing.
This year’s series features five films, both classic and contemporary, shown on a 40-foot screen. Each screening will be preceded by a short film created by students at Cornish College of the Arts. Movies begin at dusk, usually about 9 p.m.
The Princess Bride, July 30: This beloved classic blending comedy, adventure, romance, and fantasy celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. This Movies at the Mural popular staple comes complete with all the fencing, chasing, escapes, silly accents and rodents of unusual size, audiences have come to expect. Rated PG; runs 1 hour and 38 minutes.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings, Aug. 6: In this Marvel film from 2021, Shang-Chi, the master of weaponry-based Kung Fu, is forced to confront his past after being drawn into the Ten Rings organization. Rated PG-13; runs 2 hours and 12 minutes.
The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Aug. 13 (9:30 p.m.): Two drag-queens and a transgender woman contract to perform a drag show at a resort in Alice Springs, a resort town in the remote Australian desert. They head west from Sydney aboard their lavender bus, Priscilla. Enroute, their bus breaks down and is repaired by Bob, who travels on with them in this beloved 90’s film. Rated R; runs 1 hour and 44 minutes.
Labyrinth, Aug. 20: 16-year-old Sarah is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth. Featuring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie, this cult 1980s classic features fantastical creatures from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and conceptual design by Brian Froud. Rated PG; runs 1 hour and 41 minutes.
In the Heights, Aug. 27: Lights up on Washington Heights. The scent of a Cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likable, magnetic bodega owner who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines, and sings about a better life in this film version of the popular Broadway musical. Rated PG-13; runs 2 hours and 23 minutes.
Seating is first-come, first-served, and for information on cancellations due to rain, call Seattle Center Customer Service at 684-7200 or visit seattlecenter.com after 2 p.m. on the day of the event.
For additional information about Movies at the Mural Presented by Prime Video visit seattlecenter.com.