Movie Minute: mid-Summer FREE flicks

Movie Minute: mid-Summer FREE flicks

DC has so much fun (and free!) stuff going on this Summer! You’ve read the recent Music Minute: Concerts at Carter Barron Amphitheater post, now check out this year’s FREE outdoor Summer movie theater selections:

Bethesda Outdoor Movie Series: Stars on the Avenue
Woodmont Triangle (corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues)
9pm   

  • July 26:  ”The Breakfast Club”
  • July 27: ”Bye Bye Birdie”
  • July 28: ”The King’s Speech”
  • July 29: ”Rocky”
  • July 30: ”The Social Network”

Capitol Riverfront Film Series
Tingey Plaza (100 Tingey Street, SE)
**New this year: Food trucks, popcorn, cotton candy and Micha’s Sorbet. 8:45 p.m. 

  • June 9: ”Dirty Dancing”
  • June 16: ”The Blind Side”
  • June 23: ”E.T.”
  • June 30: Shakespeare in Love
  • July 7: The Social Network
  • July 14: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • July 21: The Bourne Ultimatum
  • July 28: West Side Story

Columbia Heights Outdoos Movies
Tubman Elementary (3101 13th Street, NW) Soccer Field
Wednesdays in June
Enjoy free popcorn and fun activities for families beginning at 8:30 pm
Sundown

  • June 8 – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
  • June 15 – “Dirty Dancing”
  • June 22 – “Are We There Yet?”
  • June 29 – “Little Big League”

Crystal Screen: By the Numbers
Bell Street Courtyard (1851 S. Bell Street Arlington, VA)
After sunset   

  • June 13: “Four Weddings and a Funeral”
  • June 20: “16 Candles”
  • June 27: “District 9″
  • July 11: “50 First Dates”
  • July 18: “Ocean’s 11″
  • July 25: “Apollo 13″
  • Aug. 1: “The Sixth Sense”
  • Aug. 8:  “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”
  • Aug. 15: “10 Things I Hate About You”
  • Aug. 22: “(500) Days of Summer”
  • Aug. 29: 2001: ”A Space Odyssey”

Hirshhorn Movie Series: Summer Camp: SAUCERIFEROUS! 
Ring Auditorium in the Hirshhorn Museum (1100 Jefferson Drive, SW)
7-9 pm 

  • June 16: “The Day the Earth Stood Still”
  • June 23: “The War of the Worlds”
  • June 30: “Earth vs. the Flying Saucers”

Movies on the Potomac: National Harbor
National Harbor; no coolers with food or alcoholic beverages permitted.
Sunset next to the marina 

  • June 12: “Big Daddy”
  • June 19: “Daddy Day Camp”
  • June 26: “Grown Ups
  • July 3: “Apollo 13″
  • July 10: “Mega Mind
  • July 17: “Despicable Me”
  • July 24: “Shrek Forever After”
  • July 31: “How to Train Your Dragon”
  • Aug. 7: “Tron Legacy”
  • Aug. 14: “Jumanji”
  • Aug. 21: “Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch & Wardrobe”
  • Aug. 28: “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”
  • Sept. 4: “The Wizard of Oz”

National Mall: Screen on the Green
At Constitution Avenue, NW (8th & 14th Streets, NW)
Mondays, July 25 – August 15
Hotline: 1-877-262-5866 

  • July 25: ”In the Heat of the Night”
  • August 1: ”One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”
  • August 8: ”Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”
  • August 15: ”Cool Hand Luke ”

NoMa Summer Screen: Trains 
L Street, NE (between 2nd and 3rd Streets, NE)
Many nights feature free food, special events and food trucks.
7 p.m. food and music; 9 p.m. film. 

  • June 8: “North by Northwest”
  • June 16: “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • June 22: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”
  • June 29: “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”
  • July 6: “Ghostbusters 2″
  • July 13: “The Darjeeling Limited”
  • July 20: “Some Like It Hot”
  • July 27: “The Taking of Pelham 123″
  • Aug. 3: “The Incredibles”
  • Aug. 10: “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival: “SNL” in the Movies
Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway Arlington, VA)
Dusk.  

  • June 10: “City Slickers”
  • June 17: “Trading Places”
  • June 24: “Happy Gilmore”
  • July 1: “Caddyshack”
  • July 8: “The Blues Brothers”
  • July 15: “Space Balls”
  • July 22: “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery”
  • July 29: “Animal House”
  • Aug. 5: “Hot Rod”
  • Aug. 12: “Mean Girls”
  • Aug. 19: “Night at the Roxbury”

U Street Movie Series
Harrison Recreation Center Field V Street, NW (between 13th & 14th Streets, NW)
Gates open at 7 pm
Moonbounce for kids at June and August family nights, 7-8:30 p.m. 

  • June 28: “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian”
  • July 26: “930 F Street”
  • Aug. 23: “National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets”
  • Sept. 20: “Bag It”
  • Oct. Date TBA: ”Waiting for Superman” (indoors, followed by community forum on education policy)

Pretty nice, huh? Grab a lawn chair/blanket and your favorite movie buff and check out these fun family-friendly freebies.

There’s plenty on MY “To See” list. What’s on YOURS?

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L. Denise
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2 Responses

  1. nikki jones 17. Jun, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    Thanks for the detailed listing, I bookmarked this page for future reference.

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