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Outdoor Film Screenings: a Summertime Guide

by Jonah Barrett for OLY ARTS

Several parks and societies screen films throughout the summer in Olympia. Families and movie buffs are welcome. Be sure to bring a blanket. The majority of these films begin at dusk, around 10 p.m. in July and 9 p.m. in August.


Screen on the Green

On August Friday evenings, the city of Tumwater will host Screen on the Green at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course. Seating begins at 7:30 p.m., and films begin at dusk.

What: Screen on the Green

Where: Tumwater Valley Golf Course, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE, Tumwater

When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays
Aug. 5: Ant-Man
Aug. 12: Kung Fu Panda
Aug. 19: Zootopia or The Good Dinosaur (to be announced)
Aug. 26: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

How much: free

Learn more: City of Tumwater


Lacey in Tune: Movies at Dusk

Movies will be shown after Lacey in Tune free summer concerts on Saturdays. Each film begins at dusk.

What: Lacey in Tune: Movies at Dusk

Where: Huntamer Park, 618 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey

When: After 7 p.m. concerts on Saturdays
July 23: Aladdin and Descendants
July 30: Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent
Aug. 6: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

How much: free

Learn more: City of Lacey


Monday Movie Madness

Films have been screened at West Central Park for a number of years now. From August 8th onward, movies will begin at 8:30 p.m. Free popcorn will be provided.

What: Monday Movie Madness

Where: West Central Park, Division St. NW, Olympia

When: Dusk on Mondays
July 25: Hair
Aug. 1: Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective
Aug. 8: The Wizard of Oz
Aug. 15: Ratatouille
Aug. 22: Babe
Aug. 29: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

How much: free

Learn more: 360 352 7363 | The West Central Park Project


Movies at the Mansion

The Washington State Historical society will host films on Friday nights. Free coffee will be provided, and events will be moved to the Coach House if it rains.

What: Monday Movie Madness

Where: West Central Park, Division St. NW, Olympia

When: 8:45 p.m. Fridays
Aug. 5: The Apartment
Aug. 12: Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Aug. 19: Sometimes a Great Notion
Aug. 26: The Pink Panther

How much: free, with snacks and drinks available for purchase

Learn more: Washington State Historical Society




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