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Small-Town Outdoor Movie: This Friday!

Posted by Johnine Larsen on August 7, 2017
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One of my favorite parts about Seattle is that no matter how big or how fast it grows, this city still feels like a small town. This Friday (August 11), Shilshole Marina is hosting a free outdoor showing of The Secret Life of Pets—complete with everything a classic, movies-in-the-park experience needs.

There’s free admission and free popcorn, plus a beautiful backdrop of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. The Coney Island Avenue Woodfired Pizza food truck will also be selling food before the movie (5 p.m.–8:30 p.m. while supplies last). The showing is family friendly.

In the spirit of The Secret Life of Pets, the Seattle Humane Society’s MaxMobile will be at the marina 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m., offering a fun and hands-on way for kids to learn about animal welfare. The MaxMobile is the Humane Society’s 38-foot, bright yellow bus that brings adoptable pets and animal education to you. Research shows that by interacting with companion animals, children develop compassion and empathy for both animals and people.

The movie will start at dusk (around 9:30 p.m.), but you’ll want to get there earlier to claim a spot. For those with boats, you can use them! Shilshole is offering guest moorage, which you can reserve by calling 206-787-3006.

Here are a few other “things to know”:

  • Free parking available in the marina parking lot. Parking in permit-only spaces not permitted. Additional free parking available on Seaview Avenue NW.
  • Feel free to bring snacks but alcohol is not permitted.
  • Leashed dogs are welcome. In the event a dog is being disruptive, staff will ask the dog be removed from the event area.
  • You may want to bring jackets or extra blankets, as the air coming off Puget Sound can be chilly.

I love that Shilshole Marina is hosting this movie night. It’s the perfect family event for a summer night, with all the charm of a small town.