SUMMER ☀️ PARENT RESOURCE GUIDE: Summer Movies FREE/Cheap, Outdoor

Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Fall City, North Bend and beyond

By Snoqualmie Valley-Issaquah-Sammamish Macaroni KID May 14, 2023

The lazy days of summer are nearly here, and sometimes it’s fun to cool your heels and catch a flick as a family on the big screen. Summertime means big deals too on shows at local theaters – even free community movies outside! Here’s our list of what to watch in Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie and North Bend this summer:


Get more movie for your money this summer with these special offers at local theaters:

2023 Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinemas Issaquah Highlands

Join us all summer, every Tuesday and Wednesday for Regal Summer Movie Express.  During the first show of the day, enjoy $2 tickets as we bring great family movies back to the BIG screen!  And save even more by joining Regal Crown Club to get 50% off of popcorn every Tuesday!

  • Week 9: July 18 & 19, The Bad Guys and Playing with Fire
  • Week 10: July 25 & 26, Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank and Sing 2
  • Week 11: August 1 & 2, The Boss Baby: Family Business and Dolittle 
  • Week 12: August 8 & 9, Kung Fu Panda 3 and Curious George 
  • Week 13: August 15 & 16, Minions and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 
  • Week 14: August 22 & 23, Shrek and Kung Fu Panda 
  • Week 15: August 29 & 30, Trolls World Tour and Despicable Me 
  • Week 16: September 5 & 6, Despicable Me 3 and Spirit Untamed 

FREE Summer Matinees at North Bend Theatre 

Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays, July 12th - August 25th at 12:00pm, each day. Free, family friendly films play at our local movie theatre in North Bend each week of summer break! Check out series schedule and more info at Summer matinees films are sponsored by Si View Metro Parks. 

  • July 19- 21: The Wild Thornberry Movie 
  • July 26- 28: Big Fat Liar
  • August 2- 4: DC League of Super Pets 
  • August 9- 11: The Bad Guys
  • August 16- 18: Nanny McPhee 
  • August 25-27: Sing 2


Warmer weather means outdoor movie time! Be sure to arrive early to claim your spot with low-back chairs, a blanket, pillows, and jackets. Pack snacks and bug spray too

FREE Movies in the Park at Snoqualmie Ridge Community Park

Sit under the stars and enjoy movies for kids and teens on the 70 foot big screen at Jeanne Hansen Park. Movies begin at sunset. 

  • July 20: Lightyear
  • August 3: Top Gun Maverick 

Outdoor Movie at Si View Park

For this event, a giant inflatable screen is set up at the park, and an all-ages movie will start soon after dusk. Pack along blankets and snacks, and be sure to visit the Farmer’s Market before the movie starts. Suggested donation $10/family.

  • August 24 - movie starts at 8:20PM 

Outdoor Movies on the Plaza in Sammamish

The Sammamish Parks and Recreation Department is offering fun-filled event to the public for FREE. Outdoor Movie on the Plaza Series! There will be pre-show crafts and activities. Food vendors and much more.

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