I Love the Movies!

Hey Good People!

Screen on the Green kicked off yesterday.  It was a beautiful evening to be outdoors.   There are several venues showing movies outdoor throughout the DC metro area.  The schedules are listed below.

Also, for any aspiring filmmakers, check out below for an opportunity to get funding for your unfinished or work -in-progress documentary.

The U Street Outdoor Movie Series, named Harrison Field Under the Stars, features a diverse selection of free documentaries and films relating to music. The movies represent a range of musical performers and styles from Michael Jackson to Duke Ellington. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Friends of Harrison Recreation Center.  Bring your own picnic and low-backed chairs.

June 8, July 13, August 10 and September 14

U Street Outdoor Movie Series (Harrison Field Under the Stars)

V St. between 13th and 14th Streets

Movies begin at 8:30 pm

June 8 – This Is It
July 13 (rescheduled for July 20) – Buena Vista Social Club
August 10 – The Soloist
Sept 14 – Soul Power & Duke Ellington’s Washington

During the summer months National Harbor presents free classic movies on the
Plaza’s big screen. Seating is not provided, so attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Coolers and outside food and beverages are not allowed.

Sundays, May 30- September 26

National Harbor

Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD

Sundays, after sunset

Click here for the schedule.

At the NoMa Summer Screen, families will enjoy a variety of outdoor movies throughout the summer. The 2010 theme of NoMa Summer Screen is “The Future is Now,” featuring films about the future. The
event will be held on a large grassy lot, so bring a blanket, a low lawnchair, and a picnic.  Each film screening will be preceded by live DJs, special guests, barbeque, and surprises. Funk, soul, boogaloo, and other types of music will be provided by local DJ collective Fatback.

Wednesdays, May 12 through July 28

NoMa Summer Screen

L Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets, NE

Parking is limited, so attendees are encouraged to take Metro. The closest Metro station is New York Avenue.

Wednesdays, 7:00 until 11:00pm  (Rain or shine)

Click here for the schedule.


The Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival features free movies on a huge screen in downtown Rosslyn.   The
2010 film festival theme is “I Love the 90s!” with 19 movies that celebrate the decade including adventure, romance, comedy, sci-fi and fantasy.  Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket.  Before the show, enjoy 90s-themed games and prizes. Rain or shine.

Fridays, May 27 to September 3

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival

Gateway Park, Lee Highway near Key Bridge (Downtown Rossyln)

The screen is just two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro. Parking is available at the Atlantic Parking Garage for $3 off of N. Moore Street after 6 pm.

Every Friday night  at dusk (8pm)

Click here for the schedule.
Capitol Riverfront is hosting family friendly outdoor movies throughout the summer.  A great place to hang out with family and friends on a summer evening to watch a movie under the stars. Bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic. Arrive early to participate in games such as wii on the big screen, trivia and
hula hooping.

Thursdays, June 3 to August 5

Capitol Riverfront

Canal Park, M St and 2nd St, SE

One block from the Navy Yard Metro.

The Capitol Riverfront has parking available on the street and several surface parking lots.

Thursdays at 8:45 pm (rain or shine)
Click here for the schedule.


The Bethesda Urban Partnership presents five evenings of modern and classic cinema at the Annual Bethesda Outdoor Movies: Stars on the Avenue. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and bring their own lawn chairs. A limited number of chairs will be provided.

July 27-31

Annual Bethesda Outdoor Movies: Stars on the Avenue

Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle, the corner of Norfolk and Auburn

Parking: Spaces are available in the Del Ray/Auburn Avenue garage which
is adjacent to the event site.

9 pm

Click here for the schedule.


Crystal City presents 11 weeks of Star Trek.  Bring a picnic and a blanket.   This year’s festival will feature trivia nights, costume contests, visits from mobile dining partners, and fun Klingon activities with the Washington Shakespeare Company (WSC).

Mondays, June 7 to August 16

Crystal Screen: Star Trek

18th and Bell Street, across from Arena Stage and the Crystal City Metro Station Crystal City, Virginia

Free garage parking is available at designated Crystal City garages after 4:00 pm

Monday nights at sunset (rain or shine)

Click here for the schedule.


Screen on the Green is back for the summer.  It seems to be the most popularof all the outdoor movies series.  People start to claim their spots on the lawn as early as 5 pm, so get there early.  Movies play except in extreme weather and there are no rain days.

Mondays, July 12-August 2

Screen on the Green

National Mall

between 4th and 7th Streets

Monday nights at dusk (8:30pm)

Click here for the schedule.


The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center is hosting Pix on the Plaza.  On certain nights, there will be karoake or a DJ at 6pm.

July 10 – September 23

Pix on the Plaza

Woodrow Wilson Plaza

13th St NW & Pennsylvania Ave


Click here for the schedule.


Calling all aspiring filmmakers!   The PaleyCenter for Media is offering a $5,000 grant, sponsored by SnagFilms, for an unfinished or work-in-progress documentary from an emerging filmmaker.

More more information about how to compete for the PaleyDocFest Pitch Contest, click here.

See you at the movies! 🙂

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