EMP Museum Campout Cinema 2016

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Last year’s ‘The Fifth Element’ screening. Photo by EMP Museum/Brady Harvey.

EMP Museum’s 2016 Campout Cinema lineup includes Purple RainSpaceballs, and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

There are a lot of movie campout events around the country, but the weather here in Seattle isn’t exactly conducive to outdoor movie watching. That’s why EMP Museum has been doing an annual Campout Cinema lineup inside their Sky Church theater.

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Get comfy! Photo by EMP Museum/Brady Harvey.

EMP’s Sky Church is a ginormous screen inside an acoustically designed amphitheater with plenty of floor space. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, pillows, cushions, and sleeping bags from home (but no chairs) to get comfy. There are themed rinks and photo ops before each screening and during intermission–as well as trivia, giveaways, and other surprises–and every Campout Cinema event offers a unique and themed movie-going adventure.

Check out the full schedule below. Some of the screenings are 21+ only, but several are all ages and also include admission to relevant museum galleries during the event. I’m really looking forward to taking the whole family to see Spaceballs on May 4th–what better day to watch it?! It’s always fun to get to see a classic favorite on the big screen, and EMP’s Campout Cinema is the perfect film watching experience for these classics. If you’re planning a trip to Seattle this year, EMP is always a spot I highly recommend to everyone, and if you can time it with one of the Campout Cinema days, even better!

For more details or to buy tickets, visit EMP Campout Cinema.

SCHEDULE

Blade Runner (Director’s Cut) (1982)
Date: Thursday, January 28 + Friday, January 29
Time: 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Tickets: SOLD OUT; 21+; includes admission to Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction

Purple Rain (1984)
Date: Friday, February 19
Time: 8:00pm (doors 7:00pm)
Tickets: $12 ($10 EMP members); 21+; includes admission to Guitar Gallery: The Quest for Volume

Donnie Darko (2001)
Date: Thursday, March 31
Time: 8:00pm (doors 7:00pm)
Tickets: $12 ($10 EMP members); 21+; includes admission to Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film

Spaceballs (1987)
Date: Wednesday, May 4
Time: 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Tickets: $12 ($10 EMP members, youth age 5-17); all ages; includes admission to Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Date: Sunday, May 22
Time: 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
Tickets: $12 ($10 EMP members, youth age 5-17); all ages

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