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Prime Video Presents Movies at the Mural: Seattle’s Ultimate Outdoor Cinema Experience

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Free movies at Seattle Center this Summer

SEATTLE – Seattle Center Movies at the Mural, presented by Prime Video, offers a fantastic array of free feature films outdoors each summer. Beginning Friday, July 26, attendees can relax on the gently sloping Mural Amphitheatre Lawn, in front of a state-of-the-art 40-foot screen, with the Space Needle serving as a backdrop. The series showcases classic and contemporary movies, suitable for all.

Starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 26 – August 23, movie-goers can delight in five movies, including the beloved tradition of The Princess Bride, along with, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Dune (1984 original), Singles, and The Color Purple (2023 musical). In addition to these features, each screening will be preceded by a short film created by the University of Washington Department of Film & Video Production.

July 26: The Princess Bride, rated PG, run time: 1 hour 38 minutes In keeping with tradition, we kick off our summer movie series with this beloved classic blending comedy, adventure, romance, and fantasy. Follow peasant farmhand Westley as he battles three bumbling outlaws and a nefarious prince to win the hand of his one true love, a young woman named Buttercup. This Movies at the Mural popular staple comes complete with all the fencing, chasing, escapes, silly accents, and rodents of unusual size you’d expect.

August 2: Everything Everywhere All at Once, rated R, run time: 2 hours 19 minutes Evelyn Wang and her husband Waymond run a laundromat. Times are tough and they’re in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service. There’s also some niggle with their daughter, and her father is a constant source of belittlement and scorn. Now Waymond wants a divorce. Could things have turned out differently for Evelyn–maybe in a parallel universe?

August 9: Dune (1984 original), rated PG-13, run time: 2 hours 17 minutes Set on the desert planet of Arrakis in the future, where the whole universe depends on the spice Melange which exists only on this dry and desolate planet. The natives of this planet await the arrival of their Messiah who will lead them into a holy war against the evil Harkonnen empire in this film adaptation based on Frank Herbert’s cult novel.

August 16: Singles, rated PG-13, run time: 1 hour 39 minutes Romantic comedy about six Seattle twenty-somethings, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city’s ever-expanding music scene. The interrelated stories about each character’s progress through the singles scene are intriguing and often very funny, with a soundtrack that is every grunge fanatic’s dream.

August 23: The Color Purple (2023 musical), rated PG-13, run time: 2 hours 21 minutes An epic, musical tale based on the popular novel and film, spanning 40 years in the life of Celie, a black woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie’s abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing ‘Mister’ Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa.

Seating at Movies at the Mural is first-come, first-served, so arrive early, spread out a blanket on the Mural Amphitheatre lawn, bring along a picnic or purchase dinner from a selection of Seattle Center Armory food merchants. 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.

Movies at the Mural is an outdoor cinema experience you will not want to miss. For information on the series and inquiries regarding rain cancellations, call Seattle Center at (206) 684-7200 or visit

About Movies at the Mural

The community gathers for free movies shown under the stars on a 40-foot screen at the Mural Amphitheatre on 5 Friday evenings in July and August. Movies at the Mural presented by Prime Video, supported in part by Coors Light, T-Mobile, Ticketmaster, and Truly Hard Seltzer, offers drama, adventure, nostalgia, and outdoor fun.

About Seattle Center

Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts, and family gathering place in the core of our city and region. Seattle Center’s 74-acre campus, centered around the International Fountain, is part of the Uptown Arts & Cultural District and home to Climate Pledge Arena; more than 30 cultural, educational, sports, and entertainment organizations; and a broad range of public and community programs. In everything it does, Seattle Center’s mission is to create exceptional events, experiences, and environments which delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities.

Seattle Center has expanded its role to provide maintenance and public safety services for Seattle’s new Waterfront Park, a series of new public spaces on Seattle’s downtown waterfront between Pioneer Square and the Seattle Aquarium. Seattle Center supports managing these new waterfront public spaces in partnership with the non-profit Friends of Waterfront Seattle, which offers the community a range of recreational and cultural programming.

Thanks to the support of Official Seattle Center Partners – Alaska Airlines, The Climate Pledge, Coors Light, Pepsi, Premera Blue Cross, Symetra, T-Mobile, and WaFd Bank – Seattle Center is the #1 arts and entertainment destination in the Pacific Northwest with 12 million annual visitors, generating $1.864 billion in business activity and more than $631 million in labor income annually.