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FREE OUTDOOR DC Movie Guide – 2012
May 23, 2012 | 11:40AM

As far as signs of summer in DC go, the time when the outdoor movie festival season is announced counts as my favorite. Pack a picnic, bring your friends, frienemies and love (dis)interests and enjoy the best in outdoor entertainment this city has to offer. This summer brings a little bit of something for everyone (apocalypse! rom coms! apocalyptic rom coms! election comedies! muppets!) and while a few schedules have not been announced quite yet (SCREEN ON THE GREEN among them) with not one, not two BUT THREE of this Summer’s Movie Series kicking off THIS WEEK (Starting tonight) we figured we’d best not waste any time to share these with you.

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NOMA SUMMER SCREEN

Crucial Details: 2nd and L Streets NE, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (May 23-August 3, 2011). Food trucks present every time.
ALL ABOUT: THE END OF THE WORLD (take that Mayan Prophecies)

FULL SCHEDULE:

CAPITOL RIVERFRONT FRONT ROW FLICKS

Crucial Details: Tingey Plaza, sunset, Thursdays (May 24th- July 26)
ALL ABOUT: TREASURE HUNTING

FULL SCHEDULE:

  • May 24: Lara Croft, Tumb Raider
  • May 31: Sahara
  • June 7: Pirates of the Carribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
  • June 14: National Treasure
  • June 21: Goonies

  • June 28: Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • July 5: City Slickers 2
  • July 12: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • July 19: The Da Vinci Code
  • July 26: Muppet Treasure Island

NATIONAL HARBOR OUTDOOR MOVIES

Crucial Details: Waterfront Street, National Harbor. Sunset, Fridays and Sundays, May 25-September 28. Seating is not provided, so attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Coolers and outside food and beverages are not allowed.
ALL ABOUT: Fridays are DATE NIGHT Movies. Sundays are FAMILY Movies.

FULL SCHEDULE:

Fridays – Date Night Movies

  • May 25 – Legally Blonde
  • June 1 – National Treasure
  • June 8 – The Sum of All Fears
  • June 15 – Pelican Brief
  • June 22 – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • July 6 – National Lampoon’s European Vacation
  • July 13 – Dirty Dancing

  • July 20 – The Bucket List
  • July 27 – RV
  • August 3 – The American President
  • August 10 – Air Force One
  • August 17 – Chasing Liberty
  • August 24 – Dave
  • August 31 – Man of the Year
  • September 7 – Space Balls
  • September 14 – Space Cowboys
  • September 21 – Apollo 13
  • September 28 Star Trek

Sundays – Family Movies

  • May 27 – Kung Fu Panda
  • June 3 – Cars 2
  • June 10 – The Muppets
  • June 17 – Smurfs
  • June 24 – Puss in Boots
  • July 1 – Dolphin Tales
  • July 8 – Soul Surfer
  • July 15 – Flipper

  • July 22 – Big Miracle
  • August 5 – All Dogs Go to Heaven
  • August 12 – Hotel for Dogs
  • August 19 – Beethoven
  • August 26 – My Dog Skip
  • September 2 – Homeward Bound, The Incredible Journey

ROSLYN OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL

Crucial Details: Gateway Park in Roslyn, Sunset, Fridays (June 8th- August 24)
ALL ABOUT: Friday night is ELECTION NIGHT

FULL SCHEDULE:

  • June 8: ELECTION
  • June 15: PRIMARY COLORS
  • June 22: MY FELLOW AMERICANS
  • June 29: DICK
  • July 6: AMERICAN PRESIDENT
  • July 13: ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN

  • July 20: DAVE
  • July 27: SWING VOTE
  • August 3: HEAD OF STATE
  • August 10: MAN OF THE YEAR
  • August 17: WAG THE DOG
  • August 24:  CANADIAN BACON

CRYSTAL SCREEN

Crucial Details: 1851 S.Bell Street Sunset, Mondays (June 4th-August 27th)
ALL ABOUT: ROM COMS

FULL SCHEDULE:

  • June 4: Sex and the City
  • June 11: The Wedding Singer
  • June 18:Sweet Home Alabama
  • July 2: Hitch
  • July 9: Sleepless in Seattle
  • July 16: Bridget Jones’s Diary

  • July 23: The Proposal
  • July 30: You’ve Got Mail
  • August 6: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • August 13: Pretty Woman
  • August 20: Love Actually
  • August 27: When Harry Met Sally

BETHESDA OUTDOOR MOVIES

Crucial Details: Woodmont Triangle, the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues. (July 24-July 28)
ALL ABOUT: Really wonderful movies

FULL SCHEDULE:

  • July 24 – Stand by Me
  • July 25 – Vertigo
  • July 26 – The Muppets
  • July 27 – Crazy, Stupid Love
  • July 28 – Hugo

Please feel free to leave comments letting us know what we may have missed OR to tell us which movie you’re IN PARTICULAR EXCITED TO SEE for free this summer.

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Recent Comments:
  • LC says:

    The HIRSHHORN SUMMER CAMP MOVIE SERIES feat. Godzilla is from 2009.

  • svetlana Svetlana says:

    whoops-duly noted. deleted!

  • Lima Sprout says:

    Sad to report that the Hirshhorn will not be airing Godzilla all summer. That link goes to the 2009 schedule.

  • M&M says:

    Can you make a google calendar with all these details? That would be perfect!