One of my favorite things to do during the summer in Seattle is attend Red Hook’s Moonlight Cinema. For those of you who don’t know, Red Hook is arguably Washington’s best-known brewery. It was some of my favorite beer before I moved here and has become even more so since. Their main brewery facility is on the eastside, north of where I work in Bellevue. On Thursday nights during the summer they screen outdoor movies on their lawn.
Entry is $5 and beers are $4. You can bring in your own food but they sell and nice assortment of things there.
It tends to get pretty packed (the pic above was taken around 6:00 and the movie starts at 9:30) and the crowd varies by the movie. Movies like The Hangover are 21 and over and get a little more rowdy. Movies like The Sandlot, are open to all ages, the lines for beer are shorter and kids run around the lawn beforehand playing Frisbee.
The whole thing just screams summer. Sunny evenings that don’t get dark until after 9:00 p.m. Eating and drinking outside on the grass. Classic movies, some of my favorites screened have been Top Gun and Jaws.
So bring a blanket and bring a friend to experience one of Seattle’s summer gems.