Hollywood has already kicked off a summer season that will feature everything from apocalypse comedies (This Is the End, The World's End) to apocalyptic box-office grosses (After Earth). But we don't need cushy chairs and $6 popcorn to have a good time. Outdoor movie season unofficially opens July 2 in Bellevue and the following week in the greater Seattle area.
New this summer: Fremont Outdoor Movies' lineup includes a "Stay Classy" party centered around the absurd humor of Anchorman, and the Alamo Drafthouse's somehow even more absurd singalong presentation of R. Kelly's music soap opera—or "hip hopera"—Trapped in the Closet. As always, aBig Lebowski–themed Dude Fest closes out August.
From the high camp of Three Dollar Bill Cinema's "I Need A Hero!" series to the family-friendly fare in Bellevue (which for some reason features the Oklahoma City Thunder's official movie,Thunderstruck), here's our regularly updated list of summer outdoor movies.
July 13 Dumb and Dumber
July 20 Superbad
July 27 Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Aug 2 Risky Business
Aug 3 Alamo Drafthouse Presents Trapped in the Closet: Sing-A-Long (21+)
Aug 10 The Avengers
Aug 17 Stay Classy: Anchorman Movie Party (21+, beer garden, live music)
Aug 24 The Dude Fest: Big Lebowski Party (21+, white Russian bar, costume contest, bowling)