U District Summer Movies by the Bay


Free Outdoor Movies each Friday in August at Fritz Hedges Waterway Park
Grab your friends and a picnic blanket and head to the U District’s beautiful new waterfront park. In celebration of the new Fritz Hedges Waterway Park overlooking Portage Bay, enjoy a free showing of water-themed movies for all ages, live music, and sunset views each Friday in August. Portable restrooms available onsite.

Fritz Hedges Waterway Park
1117 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105 [MAP]

The fun begins each Friday at 7:00pm with live music in the park, movies will be shown at dusk starting around 8:30/9:00pm.

U District Summer Movies by the Bay is brought to you by The U District Partnership, Scarecrow Video, Agua Verde Cafe, and BECU.

Friday, August 26 – CANCELED DUE TO RAIN


About Dolphin Tale
Rated: PG | Run Time: 114 minutes
Inspired by the amazing true story, Dolphin Tale is a family film about Winter, a young dolphin who loses her tail in a crab trap, Sawyer, the introverted 11-year old boy who befriends her, and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life.

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Friday, August 19 – Moana

Live music begins at 7pm, featuring artist Si-Ihn Rho.

About Moana
Rated: PG | Run time: 103 minutes
When a terrible curse incurred by the demigod Maui reaches Moana’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the demigod to set things right. Together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed, musical voyage.

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Friday, August 12 – Whale Rider

Live music begins at 7pm, featuring singer-songwriter Judd Wasserman.

About Whale Rider
Rated: PG-13 | Run time: 101 minutes
A Maori village faces a crisis when the heir to the leadership of the Ngati Konohi dies at birth and is survived only by his twin sister, Paikea (Academy Award nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes, “Star Wars: Episode III”). Though disregarded by her grandfather and shunned by the villagers, 12-year-old Paikea remains certain of her calling and trains herself in the customs of her people.

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Friday, August 5 – Surf’s Up

Enjoy the musical stylings of the Garlic Gulch Boys starting at 7pm. Grab a bite nearby at Agua Verde Cafe or takeout from the U District and set up your blanket or chairs for a sunset picnic. Sweet Alchemy Ice Creamery will be serving up great summer flavors onsite from their ice cream cart. Enjoy crafts and activities provided by Scarecrow Video before the movie starts. Movie will begin at dusk, estimated between 8:30-9:00pm.

About Surf’s Up
Rated: PG | Run time: 95 minutes
Come join Cody, a Rockhopper penguin, as he journeys from his home in Shiverpool, Antarctica, to take part in the Big Z Memorial Surf-Off on the beach of Pen Gu Island. During his adventure he meets some new friends, including surf nut Chicken Joe and the spirited lifeguard Lani.

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Event artwork and poster by Sarah Robbins

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