FREE OUTDOOR DC Movie Guide – 2017
kaylee | May 16, 2017 | 9:00AM |

If you like the idea of being an outdoorsy person but are less fond of the idea of camping/being without technology for prolonged periods of time, outdoor movies are the (almost) perfect activity. Enjoy the fresh air with the company of your friends and family. Bring some bug spray to ward off the occasional mosquitoes. Pack a plethora of snacks and beverages. Overpriced movie theater tickets and snacks are a thing of the past. This is your guide to all of the FREE outdoor movie screenings in the D.C. area this spring/summer season. But remember, plan to be on time because it’s every man for himself.

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FYI: April showers have continued into May so some of the screening schedules haven’t been posted yet. We will update the guide as they roll in.

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Crystal Screen Outdoor Film Festival

Schedule: TBD, usually takes places between June and August

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Adams Morgan Movie Nights

Deetz: Soccer field at Walter Pierce Park, 2630 Adams Mill Rd.
Dates: May 16 – June 13
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Theme: None, but that’s a good thing.

Schedule:

  • May 16: Moana
  • May 23: Grease
  • May 30: Snowden
  • June 6: Rogue One
  • June 13: Jaws with a beach party

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South Riding Movie Night

Deetz: Location alternates between South Riding Center, 42420 Unicorn Dr and Town Green, 43055 Center St
Dates: June 20 – August 22
Time: Sundown
Theme: Kids movies

  • June 20: BFG (Town Green)
  • June 27: The Jungle Book (South Riding Center)
  • July 11: Pets (Town Green)
  • July 18: The Lego Batman Movie (South Riding Center)
  • July 25: Moana (Town Green)
  • August 1: Zootopia (South Riding Center)
  • August 8: Sing (Town Green)
  • August 15: Ratchet & Clank (South Riding Center)
  • August 22: Pete’s Dragon (Town Green)

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Downtown DC Summer Flicks Presents: Can I Kick It?

Deetz: Freedom Plaza (13th & Pennsylvania)
Dates: Every Tuesday in June
Time: Sunset
Theme: Classic martial arts and hip-hop

  • June 6th: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • June 13th: The Matrix
  • June 20th: The Last Dragon
  • June 27th: Big Trouble in Little China

 

Georgetown Sunset Cinema

Deetz: Georgetown Waterfront Park Tuesday nights
Dates: July – August
Time: 8:30/8:45 p.m.
Theme: Women In Film

  • July 11 – A League of Their Own
  • July 18 – Hidden Figures
  • July 25 – Brooklyn
  • August 1 – Erin Brockovich
  • August 8 – The Devil Wears Prada

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NoMa Summer Screen

Deetz: Storey Park Lot, 1005 First St NE
Dates: June 7 – August 30
Time: 7 p.m. gates open, movies begin at sunset
Theme: Washington, D.C.

Schedule:

  • June 7: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • June 14: The American President
  • June 21: Election
  • June 28: Lincoln
  • July 5: All the President’s Men
  • July 12: Man of the Year
  • July 19: First Kid
  • July 26: Wag the Dog
  • August 2: The Ides of March
  • August 9: Legally Blonde: Red, White & Blonde
  • August 16: Lee Daniels’ The Butler
  • August 23: White House Down
  • August 30: Rain Date

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Dumbarton House Jane Austen Film Festival

Deetz: Dumbarton House (2715 Q Street NW)
Dates:
July 5 – August 2
Time:
Dusk
Theme:
What do you think?

  • July 5: Love and Friendship
  • July 12: Sense and Sensibility
  • July 19: Emma
  • July 26: Pride and Prejudice
  • Aug. 2: Rain date

Rockville Movies in the Park

Deetz:  Location varies
Dates: August 2 – August 23
Time: Dusk / 8 p.m.

Schedule:

  • August 2: Toy Story
  • August 9: Sing
  • August 16: The Sandlot
  • August 23: Zootopia

U Street Movie Series 

Schedule: Coming soon, typically begins in July

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Library of Congress

Deetz: 10 First St. SE
Dates: July 13 – August 17
Time: 8 p.m.

  • July 13: The Princess Bride
  • July 20: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • July 27: Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • August 3: Back to the Future
  • August 10: Top Gun
  • August 17: Ghostbusters

Summer Movies @ Arlington Mill

Deetz: Arlington Mill Plaza (909 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington VA)
Dates: June 22 – August 24
Time: TBD
Theme: None!

  • June 22: La Bamba
  • June 29: Spaceballs
  • June 6: Dirty Dancing
  • July 13: Raising Arizona
  • July 20: The Princess Bride
  • July 27: Romancing the Stone
  • August 3: Big
  • August 10: Weekend at Bernie’s
  • August 17: Cocoon
  • August 24: Moonstruck

Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movies

Deetz: New Jersey Ave SE and Tingey Street SE, Washington, D.C. (Near Navy Yard Metro Station)
Dates: June 1 – August 17
Time: Sundown
Theme: People’s choice

Schedule:

  • June 1: Ghostbusters (2016)
  • June 8: Me Before You
  • June 15: Sister Act
  • June 22: Doctor Strange
  • June 29: Secret Life of Pets
  • July 6: Grease
  • July 13: Moana
  • July 20: Rogue One – A Star Wars Story
  • July 27: Arrival
  • August 3: La La Land
  • August 10: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • August 17: Beauty & the Beast (2017)

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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 2 – August 25
Time: Sundown, rain or shine
Theme: None!

Schedule:

  • June 2: Grease
  • June 9: Frozen
  • June 16: Anchorman
  • June 23: National Lampoon’s European Vacation
  • June 30: Some Like It Hot
  • July 7: Golden Eye
  • July 14: The Father of the Bride
  • July 21: Moana
  • July 28: The Wizard of Oz
  • August 4: When Harry Met Sally
  • August 11: The Lego Batman Movie
  • August 18: The Avengers
  • August 25: Mary Poppins

Golden Cinema Series

Deetz: Farragut Square (Connecticut Avenue & K Street)
Dates: June 2  – August 4
Time: Sunset
Theme: None

Schedule:

  • June 2: Hidden Figures
  • June 9: 500 Days of Summer
  • June 16: Moana
  • June 23: The Princess Bride
  • June 30: Dirty Dancing
  • July 7: Ghostbusters
  • July 14: Finding Dory
  • July 21: Big
  • July 28: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • August 4: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Laurel Friday Flicks Outdoor Movies

Deetz: Granville Gude Park
Dates: July 7 – August 4
Time: TBD
Theme: None

  • July 7: Monster Trucks
  • July 14: Moana
  • July 21: The Lego Batman Movie
  • July 28: Surf’s Up 2
  • August 4: SING

Union Market Summer Drive-In Series

Deetz: Union Market
Dates: April – November
Time: 8:00 p.m. / Sunset
Theme: None!

Schedule:

  • May 5: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • June 2: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • July 7: Coming to America
  • August 4: Chef
  • September 1: Days of Thunder
  • September 29: Clue
  • November 3: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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Hillwood Museum

Deetz: Hillwood Museum (4155 Linnean Avenue, NW)
Time: 7 p.m.
Theme: Family Movie Night:

  • May 12: Fantastic Creatures And Where To Find Them

Four Mile Summer Movie Festival

Deetz: Four Mile Conservatory Building (4109 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria)
Dates: May – August
Time: 6 p.m.
Theme: Family Friendly!

  • May 26: Sing
  • June 30: Lego Batman
  • July 28: The Secret Life of Pets
  • August 25: Inside Out

Warrenton Movies In The Park

Deetz: Eva Walker Park ()
Dates: June – July
Time: Dusk
Theme: Family Friendly

  • June 9: Minions
  • June 23: Sing
  • July 21: Finding Dory
  • July 28: Soul Surfer (At the WARF in the competition pool, minimum age 12)

Hagerstown Outdoor Movies

Deetz: City Park
Dates: June – July
Time: TBD

  • June 9: Moana
  • June 23: Wizard of Oz
  • July 7: Lego Batman
  • July 21: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Middletown Family Movie Night

Deetz: Middletown Municipal Center (31 W Main St, Middletown MD)
Dates: June – August
Time: 7 p.m.

  • June 9: Home
  • July 21: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
  • Aug. 18: Finding Dory

The Wine Bin (Ellicott City)

Deetz: 8390 Main St # 1, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Dates: May 26 – September 30, October 28
Time: June – August 9pm; September 8pm
Theme: Various

Schedule:

  • May 26: The Man With The Golden Gun
  • May 27: Spectre
  • June 3: ET
  • June 10: Magnificent Seven
  • June 17: Notting Hill
  • June 24: The Martian
  • July 1: Air Force One
  • July 8: Fantastic Beasts
  • July 15: Slumdog Millionaire
  • July 22: The Thin Man
  • July 29: La La Land
  • August 5: Manchurian Candidate
  • August 12: Sixteen Candles
  • August 19: Moana
  • August 26: Princess Bride
  • September 2: Mission Impossible Rogue Nation
  • September 9: Cool Hand Luke
  • September 16: Roman Holiday
  • September 30: Now You See Me
  • October 28: Kong-Skull Island

Outdoor Movies At Shamrock Park

Deetz: Shamrock Park ()
Dates: June – August
Time: Sunset
Theme: Various

  • June 9: Moana
  • June 23: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • July 14: Minions
  • July 28: Storks
  • Aug. 18: The Lego Batman Movie
  • Aug. 25: Finding Dory

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Deetz: 8925 Leesburg Pike
Dates: June
Time: Dusk
Theme: Family friendly

  • June 2: Wreck-It Ralph

Friday Night Under The Stars

Deetz: Strawberry Park (Strawberry Lane Fairfax, VA 22031)
Dates: June – August
Time: Dusk
Theme: Music docs

Schedule:

  • June 23: Chuck Berry, Hail Rock and Roll
  • June 30: The Beach Boys, Doin’ It Again
  • July 7: Down From the Mountain
  • July 14: The Last Waltz
  • July 21: Song of Lahore
  • July 28: No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
  • August 4: Les Paul: Live in New York City
  • August 11: Chicago in Chicago
  • August 18: Michael Jackson’s This Is It

The Wharf Drive In Movies

Schedule: TBD, usually happens in June

 

 

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Centerville Starlight Cinema

Deetz: Starlight Cinema (5875 Trinity Parkway)
Dates: May – September
Time: 6 p.m., movies at dark
Theme: Family Flicks

  • Aug. 5: Moana
  • Aug. 12: Finding Dory
  • Aug. 19: Zootopia
  • Aug. 26: Storks

Cinema Del Ray

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

Schedule:

  • May 20: Finding Dory
  • June 17: Sing
  • July 15: Zootopia
  • August 19: Beauty and the Beast
  • September 16: Moana

Outdoor Movies at Penrose Square

Deetz: 2597 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA
Dates: June 3 – September 2
Time: Vary, see website
Theme: Various

  • June 3: 9 to 5
  • June 10: Wall Street
  • June 17: Die Hard
  • June 24: Moonstruck
  • July 1: Good Morning, Vietnam
  • July 8: Dirty Dancing
  • July 15: Predator
  • July 22: The Verdict
  • July 29: Broadcast News
  • August 5: Big
  • August 12: The War of the Roses
  • August 19: Say Anything
  • August 26: The Man with One Red Shoe
  • September 2: The Princess Bride

Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center

Deetz: 14900 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge, VA 22191
Dates: May 21 – September 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Theme: Various 

Schedule:

  • May 20: Ghostbusters
  • May 27: Jaws
  • June 3: Moana
  • June 10: Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
  • June 17: Star Wars: Rogue One
  • June 24: The Secret Life of Pets
  • July 1: The BFG
  • July 8: Mighty Ducks
  • July 15: Finding Nemo
  • July 22: Finding Dory
  • July 29: Sing
  • August 5: A Dog’s Purpose
  • August 12: Storks
  • August 19: Angry Birds
  • August 26: The Princess Bride
  • September 2: Babe
  • September 9: Lego Batman

 

Movies At Carroll Creek

Deetz: Carroll Creek Amphitheater ()
Dates: June – October
Time: Various times

  • June 16: ET: The Extra-Terrestrial
  • July 21: Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Aug. 18: Shrek
  • Sept. 15: 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Oct. 20: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Movies On The Beach

Deetz: North Beach (8916 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach MD)
Dates: May – October
Time: Dusk

  • May 20: Star Trek Beyond
  • June 17: Secret Life of Pets
  • July 15: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
  • Aug. 19: Zootopia
  • Sept. 16: Dr. Strange (Drive-In)
  • Oct. 28: Ghostbusters (original, Drive-In)

 

 

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Mosaic’s Films in the Park

Deetz: Strawberry Park (Strawberry Lane Fairfax, VA 22031)
Dates: June – August
Time: Dusk

Schedule:

  • June 25: The Lorax
  • July 2: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
  • July 9: Little Giants
  • July 16: The Little Mermaid
  • July 23: UP
  • July 30: 101 Dalmatians
  • August 6: Tangled
  • August 13: Snow White
  • August 20: Mary Poppins
  • August 27: The Lego Batman Movie

Rock & Roll Hotel

Schedule: Coming Soon

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Comcast Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival

Deetz: Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Lane)
Dates:
August 24 – 26
Time: 7:30 p.m.

  • August 24: Moana
  • August 25: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • August 26:The Lego Batman Movie

Carlyle Film Festival

Deetz: John Carlyle Square (300 John Carlyle Street)
Dates: July 1 – October 7
Time: Sundown

  • July 1: Top Gun
  • August 5: Caddyshack
  • September 2: When Harry Met Sally
  • October 7: The Birds

Bethesda Outdoor Movies – Stars on the Avenue

Deetz: Woodmont Triangle at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues, Bethesda, MD
Dates: July 18 – July 22
Time: 9 p.m.
Theme: Various

Schedule:

  • July 18: The Wizard of Oz
  • July 19: Field of Dreams
  • July 20: Dead Poets Society
  • July 21: Hidden Figures
  • July 22: La La Land

National Harbor Movie on the Potomac

Deetz: 165 Waterfront St
Dates: May – September
Time: Various times

  • May 18: La La Land
  • May 21: The Secret Life of Pets
  • May 25: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
  • May 28: The Jungle Book (2016)
  • June 1: Dream Girls
  • June 4: Moana
  • June 8: The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
  • June 11: The Princess & the Frog
  • June 15: Sully
  • June 18: Jungle 2 Jungle
  • June 22: Passengers
  • June 25: Babe and Sing (Double feature)
  • June 29: Hitch
  • July 2: Mary Poppins
  • July 6: Invictus
  • July 9: Annie (2014)
  • July 13: Mean Girls
  • July 16: Happy Feet and Frozen (Double feature)
  • July 20: Love & Basketball
  • July 23: The BFG
  • July 27: Meet the Parents
  • July 30: Monsters, Inc
  • Aug. 3: The Blind Slide
  • Aug. 6: Space Jam
  • Aug. 10: Central Intelligence
  • Aug. 13: The Karate Kid (1984) and The Karate Kid (2010) (Double feature)
  • Aug. 17: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Aug. 20: The Mighty Ducks
  • Aug. 24: Top Gun
  • Aug. 27: Remember the Titans
  • Aug. 31: Rocky (1976)
  • Sept. 3: Cinderella (1997) and Cinderella (1950) (Double feature)
  • Sept. 7: Footloose
  • Sept. 10: The Little Mermaid
  • Sept. 14: Sleepless in Seattle
  • Sept. 17: Mulan
  • Sept. 21: Back to the Future
  • Sept. 24: Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • Sept. 28: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Dupont Circle: Cinema in the Circle

Schedule: Coming soon

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