Have Fun Outdoors.
For the last twenty three years, around dusk on warm Saturday summer evenings, adventurous people of all ages came bedecked with lawn chairs, rubber boats, sofas, costumes and fun attire to join in this zany Fremont pastime.
23 years later, the Fremont Outdoor Cinema remains Seattle's most celebrated community-spirited big screen celebration of pop classics, cult favorites, independent film, video shorts and high camp old fashioned summer fun.
Co-founded by Jon Hegeman from the Fremont Market and Charlotte Buchanan from the old Glam-O-rama, the movies are a cross between old-time matinees, cinema paradiso and the vanishing All-American drive-in. Today, it is still family-owned and operated by their son and local event producer, Ryan Reiter.
Here too, the audience is often the best part of the show. It’s the original interactive theater where people are actually encouraged to join in the atmosphere of irreverent humor and laid back good times.
Good Old Fashioned Weird Summer Fun
We have fun here! Over the years we have many memorable moments that have paired with our audiences and movie screenings from Cowboy Strip Poker for Unforgiven, Show us your Scar for Young Frankenstein, The Huggies diaper relay contest for Raising Arizona to name a few.
We've hosted some of the largest movie parties winning two Guinness World Records for the largest Zombie Walk at our annual Red, White and Dead Zombie Walk to hosted a night of a thousand Dudes in honor of the Big Lebowski and of course all the the incredible photo booth memories!
We exported our slapstick brand of the Outdoor Cinema to Berkeley, Burning Man, Boulder Colorado, and back to Hollywood, and as the technology went digital, many more outdoor movies have followed in our footsteps, because this is the way summer movies were meant to be enjoyed.
Thanks to all the people who have helped over the years to keep the fun happening every summer and crowds laughing and smiling! Big Thanks to Andrew McMasters of Jet City Improv and Ryan Reiter of Piranha Blonde Interactive for keeping the tradition alive and vibrant.
Jon Hegeman, Co-Founder