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The Starks had it all too right: winter came. It came all over the District of Columbia. For many months. But now, let us look back on those cold days and rejoice! Spring has officially arrived, and with it includes all the sunshine, ball games, drinking on rooftops and outdoor movies we’ve come to expect. Prepare to start toting your blanket to the office along with as much cheese, hummus and cheap wine as is considered socially acceptable:

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We’ve got your definitive outdoor movie guide to help navigate your way through all the summer screenings. So please, get your refreshments, take your seats and silence your phones and your screaming children.

FYI: Though it’s the middle of May and the temperature has been above 90 degrees, some festivals have still not released their schedules. We will update the guide as they roll in.

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Screen on the Green

Deetz: National Mall
Dates: July 20 – August 10
Time: Sundown, rain or shine
Theme: Doesn’t matter, this is the most popular outdoor film series

Schedule: 

  • July 20: North By Northwest
  • July 27: The Poseidon Adventure
  • August 3: Desk Set
  • August 10: Back to the Future

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Crystal Screen Outdoor Film Festival

Deetz: 1851 S. Bell Street Courtyard
Dates: June 1 – August 31
Time: Sundown, rain or shine
Theme: “Spark Espionage”

Schedule: 

  • June 1: Mission: Impossible
  • June 8: Mission: Impossible II
  • June 16: Mission: Impossible III
  • June 22: Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol
  • June 29: Charlie Wilson’s War
  • July 6: RED
  • July 13: Argo
  • July 20: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • July 27: Body of Lies
  • August 3: Enemy of the State
  • August 10: The Bourne Identity
  • August 17: The Bourne Supremacy
  • August 24: The Bourne Ultimatum
  • August 31: The Bourne Legacy

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Adams Morgan Movie Nights

Deetz: Marie Reed Elementary School Field, corner of 18th and California
Dates: May 19 – June 16
Time: 1/2 hour after sunset
Theme: None, but that’s a good thing.

Schedule:

  • May 19: The Lego Movie
  • May 26: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • June 2: Bicycle Thief
  • June 9: Rich Hill
  • June 16: Whiplash

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Family Night at Sursum Corda

Deetz: Outdoor Plaza on L and 1st Street, NW
Dates: June 23 – August 4 (second Tuesday of each month)
Time: 7 p.m.
Theme: Kids films

Schedule:

  • June 23: Annie
  • July 7: Happy Feet
  • July 21: Rio 2
  • August 4: The Princess and the Frog

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South Riding Movie Night

Deetz: South Riding Center (42420 Unicorn Dr) Tuesday nights / Town Green (43055 Center St) on Wednesday nights.
Dates: June 24 – August 5
Time: Sundown
Theme: Various

  • June 24: Annie (Town Green)
  • June 30:Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (SRC)
  • July 8: Into the Woods (Town Green)
  • July 14: The Boxtrolls (SRC)
  • July 22: 101 Dalmatians (Town Green)
  • July 28: Planes: Fire & Rescue (SRC)
  • August 5: Big Hero 6 (Town Green)

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Georgetown Sunset Cinema

Deetz: Georgetown Waterfront Park at the intersection of K/Water Street and Cecil Place, NW
Dates: July 7 – August 4
Time: 7 p.m.
Theme: Georgetown!

  • July 7: St. Elmo’s Fire (Rated R)
  • July 14: State of Play (Rated PG-13)
  • July 21: No Way Out (Rated R)
  • September 8: Burn After Reading

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NoMa Summer Screen

Deetz: Storey Park Lot (1005 First Street, NE)
Dates: May 27 – August 29
Time: 7 – 11 p.m., rain or shine
Theme: Dance, Dance, Dance

Schedule: 

  • May 27: Dirty Dancing
  • June 3: Center Stage
  • June 10: Bride & Prejudice
  • June 17: Flashdance
  • June 24: Strictly Ballroom
  • July 1: Grease
  • July 8: Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo
  • July 15: Singin’ In the Rain
  • July 22: Save the Last Dance
  • July 29: Moulin Rouge
  • August 5: Stomp the Yard
  • August 12: Footloose
  • August 19: Rain Date / Film TBD

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U Street Movie Series 

Schedule: TBD

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Dumbarton House Jane Austen Film Festival

Deetz: Dumbarton House
Dates: July 1 – July 29
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Theme: Jane Austen… duh.

Schedule: 

  • July 1: Sense & Sensibility
  • July 15: Emma
  • July 29: Pride & Prejudice

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Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movies

Deetz: New Jersey Ave SE and Tingey Street SE, Washington, D.C. (Near Navy Yard Metro Station)
Dates: June 4 – September 3
Time: Sundown
Theme: People’s Choice

Schedule:

  • June 4: Back to the Future
  • June 11: Selma
  • June 18: The Princess Bride
  • June 25: Rush Hour
  • July 2: Independence Day
  • July 9: Bring It On
  • July 16: The Lego Movie
  • July 23: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
  • July 30: Big Hero 6
  • August 6: Pitch Perfect
  • August 13: The Goonies
  • August 20: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • August 27: To Kill A Mocking Bird
  • September 3: The Sound of Music

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Rockville Town Square: Movies on the Square

Schedule: TBD

 

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Mosaic’s Films in the Park

Schedule: TBD

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival

Deetz: Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway, Rosslyn, VA (Near Rosslyn Metro, parking available at Atlantic Parking Garage for $3)
Dates: June 5 – August 28
Time: Sundown, rain or shine
Theme: None!

Schedule:

  • June 5: Wedding Crashers
  • June 12: Mean Girls
  • June 19: Happy Gilmore
  • June 26: Tommy Boy
  • July 3: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • July 10: When Harry Met Sally
  • July 17: Anchorman
  • July 24: Clueless
  • July 31: The Big Lebowski
  • August 7: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  • August 14: The Hangover
  • August 21: Despicable Me
  • August 28: Zoolander

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Golden Cinema Series

Deetz: Farragut Square (Connecticut Avenue & K Street)
Dates: May 16 – June 27
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Theme: None

Schedule:

  • May 22: Empire Records
  • May 29: The Devil Wears Prada
  • June 5: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  • June 12: The Social Network
  • June 19: Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
  • June 26: Hook
  • July 10: Nine to five
  • July 17: Miss Congeniality
  • July 24: Italian Job
  • July 31: The Wedding Planner

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Laurel Friday Flicks Outdoor Movies

Deetz: Granville Gude Park and Lakehouse (8300 Mulberry St, Laurel, MD 20707)
Dates: May 16 – June 27
Time: Dusk – 8:15 p.m.
Theme: None

  • July 11: Frozen
  • July 18: The Nut Job
  • July 25: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
  • August 1: Smurfs 2
  • August 8: The Lego Movie

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Lansdowne Live!

Deetz: Lansdowne Town Center (Leesburg, VA 20176)
Dates: May 16 – June 27
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Theme: None

  • June 13: The Croods
  • July 11: The Goonies
  • August 8: Monsters University

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Palisades Citizens Association

Deetz: Palisades Recreation Center Field 1 (5200 Sherier Place, NW)
Dates: May 15 – August 14
Time: Sundown
Theme: None

Schedule:

  • May 15: Star Wars
  • June 12: The Goonies
  • July 17: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • August 14: The Princess Bride

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Union Market Summer Drive-In Series

Deetz: Union Market (1309 5th St NE)
Dates: June 5 – June 26
Time: 6 p.m.
Theme: Flashback

Schedule:

  • June 5: Jurassic Park
  • June 12: Pretty Woman
  • June 19: Space Jam
  • June 26: Beverly Hills Cop

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Cinema Del Ray

Deetz: Mount Vernon Rec Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave, Alexandria, VA (parking available)
Dates: May – August (every third Saturday of each month)
Time: 7 p.m., show begins at dusk
Theme: Family Flicks

Schedule:

  • May 16: Big Hero 6
  • June 20: Anastasia
  • July 18: Penguins of Madagascar
  • Aug. 15:  Finding Nemo

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Greenbelt Moonlit Movies

Schedule: TBD

The Wine Bin (Ellicott City)

Deetz: 8390 Main St # 1, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Dates: May 23 – September 27
Time: June – August 9pm; September 8pm
Theme: Various

Schedule:

  • May 22: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • May 23: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • May 30: Footloose
  • June 6: Jurassic Park
  • June 13: Roman Holiday
  • June 20: Sideways
  • June 27: Wedding Singer
  • July 11: To Kill a Mockingbird
  • July 18: Breakfast Club
  • July 25: Frozen
  • August 1: Ghost
  • August 8: A Good Year
  • August 15: Apollo 13
  • August 22: Karate Kid
  • August 29: Princess Bride
  • September 5: The Sound of Music
  • September 12: The Godfather
  • September 19: Guardians of the Galaxy

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Rock & Roll Hotel

Schedule: TBD

Lake Anne Summer Outdoor Movies

Deetz: 11404 Washington Plaza W, Reston, VA 20190
Dates: June 8 – September 14
Time: Sundown
Theme: Various

Schedule:

  • June 14: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • July 12: ET
  • August 9: West Side Story
  • September 30: Jazz on a Summers Day

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Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center

Deetz: 14900 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge, VA 22191
Dates: May 18 – September 28
Time: 7 p.m.
Theme: Various 

Schedule:

  • May 23: Rocky
  • May 30: Hook
  • June 6: Sleeping Beauty
  • June 13: Space Jam
  • June 20:  Dolphin Tale 2
  • June 27: Maleficent
  • July 4: Independence Day
  • July 11: American Tail
  • July 18: Million Dollar Arm
  • July 25: Happy Feet
  • August 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • August 8: Annie
  • August 15: Frozen Sing Along
  • August 22: Big Hero 6

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Bethesda Outdoor Movies-Stars on the Avenue

Deetz: Woodmont Triangle at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues, Bethesda, MD
Dates: July 22 – July 26
Time: 9 p.m.
Theme: Various

Schedule:

  • July 21: Sixteen Candles
  • July 22: Chef
  • July 23: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay I
  • July 24: Mrs. Doubtfire
  • July 25: Imitation Game

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Dupont Circle: Cinema in the Circle

Deetz: Dupont Circle
Dates: June 20, TBD
Time: Sundown
Theme: Various

Schedule:

  • June 20: A League of Their Own

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