Arts and Entertainment

Movies coming to Marymoor Park

Two outdoor movies are set for Marymoor Park in August.

The Blind Side will be shown on Wednesday, Aug. 4 and The Neverending Story on Aug. 11.

Sandra Bullock earned her Best Actress Oscar in the based-in-reality hit, The Blind Side, from 2009. Leigh Anne Tuohy (Bullock) takes a homeless and disadvantaged young man (Quinton Aaron) under her wing and gives him the opportunity to excel in both life and football – which he does.

The Neverending Story, a popular family film from the mid-80s, tells the tale of Bastian, a daydreaming kid who is trying to come to grips with his mother’s death while dealing with bullying schoolmates. After finding a strange book in a used bookshop, Bastian enters into a fantasy world where he becomes an integral part of the story.

Movies are shown at MacNair Field, located in the center of the park, on a 40-foot inflatable movie screen. A permit is required to park in Marymoor, which movie-goers can pay for at vending machines located throughout the park. Preferred seating for pre-movie activities is $5 per person and children under 5 get in for free. Seating opens at 7 p.m. and movies start at dusk.

Popcorn, coffee and other treats are available for purchase from vendors in the park. Outside food is allowed. Alcohol use is prohibited in King County Parks.

The event is dog-friendly, and people with pets are asked to sit at the far end of the seating area. Pets are required to be on a leash and under control at all times, and owners must clean up after pets.

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