Movies at the Marina - New for Summer 2020

Movies at the Marina August 2020 Flyer

Friday Nights, August 14 and 21, 2020 – Drive-in Viewing ONLY

If you like FREE, family-friendly fun, you’ll love the Port of Olympia’s new Movies at the Marina drive-in movie events. Join us Friday nights, August 14 and 21, on the Swantown Marina’s boat trailer parking lot at NorthPoint, to enjoy a movie and waterfront views (see schedule and reserve your viewing space below).

PLEASE BE ADVISED: In response to COVID-19 and current public health guidance in effect in Washington State and Thurston County, the Port of Olympia will be offering its new Movies at the Marina as a drive-in theater viewing option only. Walk-in park viewing will not be available, and boat viewing will likely be unavailable or very limited.  Admission is FREE, but a reservation is required to secure your parking/viewing space. The event plan we have in place complies with Governor Inslee’s ‘Safe Start’ Phased Reopening, Phase II Guidance for Drive-In Theaters. Click here to read full guidance. We will modify as necessary if further guidance is provided before the scheduled movie nights.

2020 Movies at the Marina movie line-up: (Note, both movies are fully booked, no reservation spots remaining.)

  • August 14: Trolls - 9:00 p.m., pre-show starts at 8:15 p.m. FULLY BOOKED!
  • August 21 RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 27: Jurassic Park (1993 Original) - 9:00 p.m. pre-show starts at 8:15 p.m. FULLY BOOKED!


Admission & Reservations:

Admission is FREE for all ages and reservations are REQUIRED for each vehicle. Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and will close when full; space is limited. If you find out you are unable to attend the movie night in advance of the start time, please cancel your reservation by e-mail to so we can release your reservation to the next interested party.

GATES OPEN at 7:00 PM, pre-show starts at 8:15 PM.  PLEASE ARRIVE BY 8:15 PM.

Viewing Experience:

This is the first-ever Port of Olympia drive-in movie experience.  That said, we will try our best to deliver the best viewing experience to as many vehicles as we can while complying with the Phase II guidance for drive-in theaters (currently 10 ft between vehicles). To provide optimum viewing for all movie goers, assigned parking will be used based on vehicle information provided on the reservation form.  Movie goers will listen to the movie sound system by tuning into a radio frequency in your car (frequency to be provided at the start of the movie).  If you will be watching the movie from the bed of a pickup truck, be sure to have a radio available. Dress in layers or pack a blanket, it gets chilly at the waterfront at night.

The drive-in movies will be held at Swantown Marina's boat trailer parking lot at NorthPoint on Marine Drive.  THERE WILL BE NO WALK IN VIEWING & BOATER VIEWING IS LIKELY UNAVAILABLE OR EXTREMELY LIMITED

Movie Night Parking Map

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Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase from Batdorf and Bronson Coffee and The Washington Center for the Performing Arts.

Public Health Modifications:

This is a unique year for events. The Port of Olympia is committed to remaining nimble and will quickly make adjustments as necessary if further guidance is provided by State and County health officials as it relates to Drive-ins. At this time, the requirement is that movie goers remain in their vehicle unless needing to access the restroom or concessions, and if/when they do leave their vehicle, the guidance is requiring that a mask be worn. If anything changes, we will update that here. Thank you for your understanding.


In the event a movie night needs to be cancelled due to rain or inclement weather, technical difficulty, etc. a cancellation e-mail will be sent to all registered attendees and a notice will be posted on the Port of Olympia’s website, Facebook and Twitter.

Event Partners:

A huge Thank You goes to our event partners, City of Olympia, KGY Radio, and Puget Sound Entertainment.

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For additional information or questions, please contact