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Movies at the Mural – July 27 – Aug. 24

Enjoy classic cinematic drama, adventure, slapstick and suspense this summer at Seattle Center Movies at the Mural, Saturdays, 9 p.m. (dusk), July 27 to Aug. 24, at Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center. Presented on a state-of-the-art 45-foot screen, the free movies 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 9th year. The schedule includes:

The Princess Bride – PG, July 27. The beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, crafty Sicilians and rodents of unusual size.

Hugo – PG, Aug. 3. When his father dies, 12-year-old orphan Hugo takes up residence behind the walls of a Parisian train station. There, he meets Isabelle, the daughter of filmmaker Georges Méliès, who holds the key to Hugo’s destiny.

The Avengers (2012) – PG 13, Aug. 10. Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.

The Help – PG 13, Aug. 17. In 1960s Jackson, Miss., aspiring writer Eugenia Phelan crosses taboo racial lines by conversing with Aibileen Clark about her life as a housekeeper, and their ensuing friendship upsets the fragile dynamic between the haves and the have-nots. When other long-silent black servants begin opening up to Eugenia, the disapproving conservative Southern town soon gets swept up in the turbulence of changing times.

Les Misérables (2012) – PG 13, Aug. 24. Nominated for eight Academy Awards in 2013, the musical version of Victor Hugo’s epic tale of love and sacrifice, first produced for the stage in 1985, now receives the big-screen treatment. The bloody era of the French Revolution is the backdrop to Jean Valjean’s long struggle for redemption.

Movie-goers are encouraged to arrive early, spread out a blanket on the gently sloping Mural Amphitheatre lawn, bring along a picnic or purchase dinner from a selection of Seattle Center Armory food merchants. Seating at Movies at the Mural is first-come, first-served. Low back chairs, blankets and bean bags are recommended. Large bags, large coolers/ice chests, umbrellas and video and audio recorders are not allowed. Please leave pets at home.

For information on the series and inquiries regarding rain cancellations, call Seattle Center at (206) 684-7200 or visit www.seattlecenter.com.

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