Sword swallowing, juggling clubs, knives, hat tricks, mime, and general magic can all be seen this summer at the PEMCO Movies at Magnuson Park summer series. Starting on Thursday, July 12 and continuing Thursdays through August 30, performers JustinCredible and Jules McEvoy a.k.a. One Fine Fool are scheduled to wow crowds before each evening’s outdoor movie showing. Both performers are accomplished circus entertainers and members of the Bellingham Circus Guild. “We wanted to do something different this year and give crowds something really fun to engage in before the movies,” says producer Doug Borneman of Epic Events. “It should be pretty interesting to say the least.”
In addition to circus acts, costume contests and food trucks, the events feature a selection of movies sure to please summer crowds. The series opens July 12 with the 1986 comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and continues with “The Adventures of Tintin” (July 19), “The Help” (July 26), “Forrest Gump” (Aug. 2), “The Lion King” (Aug. 9), “Back to the Future’ (Aug. 16), “Monty Python & the Holy Grail” (Aug. 23), and “The Goonies” (Aug. 30).
Movies are shown on a 40-foot inflatable movie screen at Seattle’s Magnuson Park. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and warm clothes for a comfortable evening in the park and don’t forget the dog! Pre-movie seating is $5 starting at 7:00. Movies start at dusk.
Magnuson Park is located at:
7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115