What better way to spend a warm summer evening then to stretch out on the green grass of Mural Amphitheatre and enjoy fun, free cinematic entertainment. You’ll find it beginning July 28 at Seattle Center Movies at the Mural. The movies begin at 9 p.m. each Saturday through August 25.
Offering big screen drama, adventure and suspense on a state-of-the-art 40-foot screen, Movies at the Mural has just announced its series line-up, which includes: The Princess Bride (an annual tradition), Get Out, Little Shop of Horrors, I Am Not Your Negro and Wonder Woman. Here are the details:
The Princess Bride, Rated PG
Run Time: 1 hour 38 minutes
This beloved 1987 classic blends 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 Buttercup. This popular Movies at the Mural staple comes complete with fencing, chasing, escapes, silly accents and unusually sized rodents.
Get Out, Rated R
Run Time: 1 hour 44 mins
Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship. But as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.
Little Shop of Horrors, Rated PG-13
Run Time: 1 hour 34 minutes
Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik’s flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey and is berated daily by Mr. Mushnik, until one day he finds a mysterious unidentified plant that seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper, forcing Seymour to do increasingly horrific things to keep the plant happy. Frank Oz’s take on Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s musical is a cult classic!
I Am Not Your Negro, Rated PG-13
Run Time: 1 hour 34 minutes
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House.” The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book Baldwin never finished and creates an important visual essay on race in America.
Wonder Woman, Rated PG-13
Run Time: 2 hours 21 minutes
Diana, princess of the Amazons, was raised on a sheltered island paradise, where she trained to be an unconquerable warrior. When a pilot crashes on its shore and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny.
PLUS! A short film created by Cornish College of the Arts students precedes each movie.
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.
For information on the series and inquiries regarding rain cancellations, call Seattle Center at (206) 684-7200 or visitwww.seattlecenter.com.
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 four Saturday evenings in August. Movies at the Mural, supported in part by Coca-Cola, Alaska Airlines, T-Mobile, Seattle Center Foundation and the City of Seattle, offers drama, adventure, nostalgia and outdoor fun.