In Brief

Outdoor movie series begins Friday

Outdoor movie series begins Friday

This summer’s “Outdoor Movies at the Beach” series at Juanita Beach Park is arranged a little different than in years past — a short film with an environmental message will play before each full-length feature film.

On Friday, July 18, “Fisheye Fantasea,” a short film about “how fish really see the undersea world,” will air at 9:30 p.m. before a showing of the 2007 feature film “Hairspray” at 9:40 p.m.

On Friday, Aug. 22, “Conversing with Aotearoa/New Zealand,” an animated film about people drawn to the natural world for a wilderness experience, will air at 8:35 p.m. prior to the feature film, “Bee Movie” (8:45 p.m. show time).

“The Story of Stuff,” a documentary film that looks at the sale, use and disposal of “all the stuff in our lives,” will be shown on Friday, Sept. 5 at 8:10 p.m. prior to “Water Horse: Legend of the Deep” (8:30 p.m. show time).

All shows will start promptly. Donations of $5 per family are appreciated to help cover the costs. Juanita Beach Park is located at 9703 N.E. Juanita Drive. Parking is available on location.

This year’s movies are presented by the Kirkland Parks & Community Services Department in partnership with Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Network. Sponsorship is provided by Brix Wine Café and Spud Fish and Chips.

For more information on “Outdoor Movies at the Beach” or other City of Kirkland recreation programs, go to or call (425) 587-3300.