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2013 slate of outdoor movies begins on Capitol Hill — Conan, Godzilla… and Divine

GodzillaCapitol Hill’s short but sweet season of outdoor cinema starts this week with the first screening in Cal Anderson Park of the summer. This year’s Three Dollar Bill Cinema theme will bring the likes of Conan the Barbarian and Divine to the inflatable Cal Anderson big screen. Later in the season, you’ll also be able to take in some classic Japanese “creature features” in Volunteer Park. Details on the summer fun, below.


Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents “I Need a Hero” Summer Series
Look, up in the sky! It’s a small army of super iconic characters, swinging into action and coming to save your summer with FREE outdoor movies! Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema returns to Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park with “I NEED A HERO” — four nights of action-packed fun!

All screenings are FREE and begin at sunset (around 8:30/9pm) at the southeast corner of Capitol Hill’s Cal Anderson Park.

This is a smoke-free event. Bring low-backed chairs or blankets for seating, please.

Hot popcorn, cold drinks, candy and other concessions for sale on site. Limited lawnchair rentals available. Proceeds benefit Three Dollar Bill Cinema’s efforts throughout the year to provide voices and visibility for the LGBT community through film and video. More info at


Seattle Asian Art Musem’s Monster Attack! Japanese Creature Feature Classics
Bring a blanket! This film is projected outdoors at the Volunteer Park Amphitheater (in case of rain, we will move into the Seattle Asian Art Museum Auditorium).
8:45–11 pm in the Volunteer Park Amphitheater
Free and open to the public.

July 19th
Cal Anderson — Hairspray (1988): “Hair hoppin’, booty shakin’ Tracy Turnblad (Rikki Lake) is breaking all the rules for the better and making heroic strides for civil rights in this bouncy & beloved John Waters classic starring Divine and celebrating its 25th anniversary!”

August 2nd
Cal Anderson — Galaxy Quest (1999): “In this hilarious sci-fi comedy, aliens in peril beam up the crew of a ‘Star Trek’–type TV show, not realizing their supposed saviors are only actors. With Sigourney Weaver among them, they’ve at least got a fighting chance.”

August 9th
Cal Anderson — Batman (1966): “Holy tights! The original dynamic duo (Adam West, Burt Ward) take on an all-star cast of comic book baddies in this movie version of the hit TV show from the 1960s.”

August 16th
Cal Anderson — Conan the Destroyer (1984): “Arnold Schwarzenegger and his bulging muscles are the stars – but Grace Jones steals the show – in this campy swords & sandals fantasy-adventure.”

August 23rd
Volunteer Park — Gamera 3: The Awakening of Iris (1999): “A young girl bent on revenge bonds psychically with the monster Iris, who challenges Gamera, the fire-breathing giant turtle. How much of Kyoto will remain standing?”

August 30th
Volunteer Park — Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001): “A female TV reporter helps to awaken a giant moth and dragon to combat Godzilla, the creature with the atomic breath.”


Three Dollar Bill benefit “sneak preview”
Capitol Hill might be down one “art house” but Seattle will make some independent cinema screen gains this summer. This week you can preview the new Sundance Cinemas in the U District and help raise money to support Capitol Hill-based nonprofit Three Dollar Bill Cinema.

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Celebrate the Grand Opening of Sundance Cinemas Seattle with Three Dollar Bill Cinema! Be one of the first to see the luxurious new venue while enjoying complimentary drinks, appetizers, and a selection of sneak preview movies. You’ll also support Three Dollar Bill Cinema — 100% of ticket sales go directly to us and our upcoming programs such as Reel Queer Youth and the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.

Click here to buy tickets!

Tuesday, July 16
Party starts at 6pm, program starts at 7pm
Sundance Cinemas Seattle (formerly Metro 10)
4500 9th Avenue, NE, Seattle, WA 98105

All guests must be 21 or older

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