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Seattle Center Movies at the Mural Starts July 30

Seattle Center Movies at the Mural offers an outstanding line-up of family and date-friendly films this summer shown outdoors, July 30 and August 13, 20, 27 and 28, at Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center.   

 The free movies, presented on a state-of-the-art 45-foot screen, begin at dusk. The five featured films offer drama, adventure, nostalgia and fun to captivate and delight. They make the perfect destination for a gathering of friends and family or casual weekend date. A cult classic kicks off our outdoor summer movie series for the 7th year. The schedule includes:

Saturday, July 30 – The Princess Bride (PG):  in this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Wesley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness. Giants, swordsmen, six-fingered counts, murderous princes, Sicilians, pirates, rodents of unusual size and even death cannot stop true love from triumphing.

Saturday, Aug. 13 – Inception (PG-13):  in a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, Dom Cobb is the absolute best at extraction and stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in the world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime.

Saturday, Aug. 20 – Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG):   relive this Steven Spielberg adventure on the big screen on its 30th Anniversary. Archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

Saturday, Aug. 27 – The Incredibles (PG):  in this animated adventure, Mr. Incredible (A.K.A. Bob Parr), and his wife Helen (A.K.A. Elastigirl), are the world’s greatest famous crime-fighting superheroes. But they have been forced to adopt civilian identities, retreat to the suburbs and live a “normal life” with their three children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction.

Sunday, Aug. 28 – O Brother, Where Art Thou? (PG-13):  loosely based on Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ the movie deals with the adventures of Everett Ulysses McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississippi. Sprung from a chain gang and trying to reach Everett’s home to recover the buried loot of a bank heist, they are confronted by a series of strange characters including sirens, a Cyclops, bank robber George ‘Babyface’ Nelson, a campaigning Governor, a lynch mob, and a blind prophet, who warns the trio that “the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find.”

NFFTY Shorts – We are also proud to partner with the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) to showcase a short film from the 2011 festival before each feature film.

Seating is first-come, first-served. Low back chairs, blankets and bean bags are recommended. Large bags, large coolers/ice chests, umbrellas, video and audio recorders are not allowed. Seattle Fudge will sell various movie snacks, and additional food and beverage options are available inside Center House.

For information, updates and inquiries regarding rain cancellations, call Seattle Center at 206 684-7200 or visit

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