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Boy- Movies at the Mural

August 20, 2021


Experience FREE movies outdoors at Seattle Center this summer. Picnic on the gently sloping Mural Amphitheatre lawn, in front of a state-of-the-art 40-foot screen, with the Space Needle looming above. The series features popular movies, both classic and contemporary, appropriate for all-ages. Movies at the Mural is an outdoor cinema experience like no other!

Each screening will be preceded by a short film created by students at Cornish College for the Arts.

Date & Time: Friday, August 20, 2021 at 10 PM MDT

About The Movie:

- Run Time: 1 hour 28 minutes

Tonight, we present an Indigenous film from New Zealand from writer/director Taika Waititi. A New Zealand youth who is obsessed with Michael Jackson finds that his absentee criminal father (Waititi) is a far cry from the heroic adventurer he's imagined the man to be.

Presented in Partnership with Indigenous Showcase, Nia Tero, and SIFF.

Film courtesy of Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission.

Frequently Asked Questions:

- How do I get seats at the mural?

Seating is first-come, first-served, limited to the capacity of the Mural Amphitheatre lawn.

- What COVID-19 safety requirements will be place?

All attendees will be asked to take common sense precautions and distance themselves from others not in their party, and wear a face covering while on grounds if they are UNVACCINATED. Masks must be worn inside Seattle center buildings, including the Armory restrooms. Anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 is asked not to attend.

- What are the seating arrangements?

We recommend low back chairs, blankets or bean bags. Seating is first-come, first-served, and you may be directed toward the back of the Mural Amphitheatre lawn if you bring high backed chairs.

- What if it rains?

For cancellation information/updates, call Seattle Center Customer Service at 684-7200 or go to after 2 PM on day of event.

- When will the movies start?

Movies start at dusk (about 9 PM).

- Can I bring my pet?

Due to the limited number of seats and the abundance of food in the seating area, we would prefer that movie-goers leave pets at home (except for legal guidance animals).

- What is not allowed?

No giant coolers/ice chests, open flames/cooking, umbrellas, video or audio recorders. Like any theater, during the movie we ask people to TURN OFF their cellphones and pagers.

- Will food & beverages be available?

Food and beverages are available in the Seattle Center Armory and at food carts on grounds prior to start of movie.

- Is alcohol available?

Alcohol is not for sale at the Mural, but is available at select locations in the Armory. However, alcohol must be consumed at place of purchase.