Our New Favorite Outdoor Movies

No need to drive in.

Sure, you could flip off the light, crank up the swamp cooler, and watch reruns of Survivor until your once-hard physique resembles Richard Hatch's (pre-rice-only diet). Or you could get off the couch, pull some clothes over your wife-beater and undies, and catch a hit flick at an outdoor movie screen. Here's a trailer of three of the area's best open-sky theaters:Cinema on the Lawn. There's actually no reason to give up that couch-potato lifestyle at this outdoor cinema's fourth-annual screenings. After all, the Redhook beer garden and Whole Foods snacks are well within viewing distance, and with the empty S.L.U.T. nearby, you shouldn't have to walk from your parking spot. This year, movie selections include Bring It On and Juno through Aug. 8. Behind the South Lake Union Discovery Center at Denny and Westlake, www.cinemaonthelawn.com. Free.Fremont Outdoor Movies. This no-walls cinema might as well set up permanent shop for this, its 16th summer of blockbusters. Jet City Improv is known to replace previews with their "Twisted Flicks" movie-dubbing before the feature presentation, and true to Fremont fun, each movie night is fantastically themed. "Fake ID Night" with Superbad opens the series June 28, but keep your illegally purchased alcohol at home for this one. North 35th Street and Phinney Avenue North, www.fremontoutdoormovies.com. Suggested donation: $5.Sidewalk Cinema's West Seattle Movies on the Wall. Are none of the other outdoor cinemas showing your favorite flick? The polls are still open on West Seattle's neighborhood blog for this fifth-annual series, so vote fast and furiously, and your dark horse could be projected on the wall. Monty Python and the Holy Grail will start this summer's cinema on July 12. The parking lot behind Hotwire Coffee, 4400 California Ave., www.sidewalkcinema.com. Free.

 
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