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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Downtown DC Summer Flicks Presents: Can I Kick It?

Deetz: Freedom Plaza (corner of 13th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW)

Dates:  Tuesdays from June 5-July 10 2018

Time: All events start at 7:30 p.m., with film screenings beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Schedule: 

  • June 5: Karate Kid
  • June 12: Rumble in the Bronx
  • June 19: Golden Child
  • June 26: Kung Fu Hustle
  • July 3: Romeo Must Die
  • July 10: Blood Sport

Adams Morgan Movie Nights

Deetz: Soccer field at Walter Pierce Park, 1640 Columbia RD, NW.
Dates: May 15 – June 12
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Theme: None, but that’s a good thing.

Schedule:

  • May 15: Pixar Shorts Collection [RESCHEDULED]
  • May 22: The Big Lebowski [RESCHEDULED]
  • May 29: Hairspray
  • June 5: Jackie
  • June 12: Hidden Figures
  • June 19: Pixar Shorts Collection
  • June 26: The Big Lebowski

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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 26 – August 22
Time: Sundown
Theme: Kids movies

  • June 26: Beauty and the Beast (South Riding Center)
  • July 10: Leap! (Town Green)
  • July 17: Cars 3 (South Riding Center)
  • July 24: Wonder (Town Green)
  • July 31: Coco (South Riding Center)
  • August 14: The Lego Ninjango Movie (Town Green)
  • August 21: Despicable Me 3 (South Riding Center )


Georgetown Sunset Cinema

Deetz: Georgetown Waterfront Park Tuesday nights
Dates: July – August
Time: 8:30/8:45 p.m.
Theme: Movies that Rock

  • July 10 – Dirty Dancing
  • July 17 – Pitch Perfect
  • July 24 – Footloose
  • July 31 – Dreamgirls 
  • August 7 – Grease

Healthy Days of Summer in Georgetown

 

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Events DC Summer Movie Series

Deetz: Oxon Run Park, 13th Street, SE & Mississippi Street, SE
Dates: July 11 – August 1
Time: 6 p.m.
Theme: Kid Friendly

Schedule:

  • July 11: Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle
  • July 18: COCO
  • July 25: Justice League
  • August 1: Black Panther

NoMa Summer Screen

Deetz: Storey Park Lot, 1005 First St NE
Dates: June 6 – August 29
Time: 7 p.m. gates open, movies begin at sunset
Theme: Wonder Women, strong female leads

Schedule:

  • June 6: 10 Things I Hate About You
  • June 13: Mulan
  • June 20: Chicago
  • June 27: Mad Max: Fury Road
  • July 11: Matilda
  • July 18: A League of Their Own
  • July 25: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 
  • August 1: Pitch Perfect
  • August 8: Moana
  • August 15: Thelma and Louise 
  • August 22: Ghostbusters 
  • August 29: Wonder Woman
  • Sept 5: Rain Date

Dumbarton House Jane Austen Film Festival

Deetz:  Dumbarton House, 2715 Q Street
Dates: July 11 – August 1
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Schedule:

  • July 11: Love and Friendship
  • July 18: Sense & Sensibility
  • July 25: Emma
  • August 1: Pride & Prejudice

$6 per film, $20 for all four

Rockville Movies in the Park

Deetz:  Location varies
Dates: August 1 – August 22 
Time: Dusk / 8 p.m.

Schedule:

  • August 1: Toy Story
  • August 8: Coco
  • August 15: Little Giants 
  • August 22: Moana

U Street Movie Series 

Schedule: Coming soon, typically begins in July

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Movie Nights in Chinatown Park

Deetz:  Chinatown Park (5th and I Street NW)
Dates: June 13 – September 21
Time: 8 p.m.

Theme: Asian and Pacific Islander themed movies

Schedule:

  •    June 13: Along with the Gods
  •    July 18: The Scent of Green Papaya
  •    August 15: Life of Pi
  •    September 21: Kung Fu Panda 3 (also Mid-Autumn Festival)(6:30 p.m.)

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Library of Congress

Deetz:  North Lawn, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St SE
Dates: July 12 – August 16
Time: 8:30 p.m.

Schedule:

  • July 12: Field of Dreams
  • July 19: The Goonies
  • July 26: E.T.
  • August 2: Back to the Future
  • August 9: Superman (1978)
  • August 16: The Wizard of Oz

Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movies

Date: June 7 – August 23

Time: Sundown

Schedule: Canal Park 

  • June 7: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • June 14: Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • June 21: Despicable Me 
  • June 28: Easy A
  • July 4: National Treasure
  • July 12: A League of Their Own
  • July 19: The Greatest Showman
  • July 26: Coco
  • August 2: Black Panther
  • August 9: Wonder Woman

Schedule: Folgers Library/ Bard in the Park 

  • August 16: Lion King 
  • August 23: Kiss me Kate 

Friday

Cinematery @ Congressional Cemetery

Deetz: Congressional Cemetery (1801 E Street SE)
Dates: June 15 – September 14
Time: Around 8 p.m.
Theme: None!

  • June 15: Young Frankenstein
  • July 20: Jurassic Park
  • Aug. 17: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Sept. 14: The Sixth Sense

Summer Movies @ Arlington Mill

Deetz: Arlington Mill Plaza (909 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington VA)
Dates: June 1 – August 31
Time: TBD
Theme: None!

  • June 1: Grease
  • June 8: Chicago 
  • June 15:  Into the Woods 
  • June 22: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory 
  • June 29: Batman
  • June 6: Mary Poppins
  • July 13: The Sound of Music
  • July 20: Toy Story 
  • July 27: Coco
  • August 3: Jailhouse Rock 
  • August 10: Beauty and the Beast 
  • August 17: Young Frankenstein 
  • August 24: West Side Story
  • August 31: The Wizard of Oz

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 15 – August 24 
Time: Sundown, rain or shine
Theme: None!

Schedule:

  • June 8: Legally Blonde
  • June 15: Wonder
  • June 22: The Fifth Element
  • June 29: Ratatouille 
  • July 6: Bridesmaids
  • July 13: Coco
  • July 20: Amalie
  • July 27: La La Land 
  • August 3: Argo
  • August 10: Lethal Weapon 
  • August 17: The Lion King
  • August 24: Four Weddings and a Funeral 

Golden Cinema Series

Deetz: Farragut Square (Connecticut Avenue & K Street)
Dates: June 1  – August 3
Time: Sunset
Theme: None

Schedule:

  • June 1: The Post 
  • June 8: The Devil Wears Prada 
  • June 15: Ferris Bueller’s Day off 
  • June 22: La La Land
  • June 29: Beauty and the Beast 2017
  • July 6: Back to the Future
  • July 13: Coco
  • July 20: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 
  • July 27: Casablanca
  • August 3: Black Panther 
  • Rain dates: August 10 & 17

AFI Silver Screens @ Sonny’s Green

DeetzSonny’s Green at The Blairs District (1290 East West Highway)
Dates: July 13 – August 31
Time: Between 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Theme: None!

  • July 13: Jurassic Park
  • July 20: Moana
  • July 27: Jumanji
  • August 3: Isle of Dogs – The BYOD (bring your own dog) Edition
  • August 10: CatVideoFest 2017
  • August 17: Game Night
  • August 24: Clue
  • August 31: Ghostbusters

Laurel Friday Flicks Outdoor Movies

Deetz: Granville Gude Park
Dates: July 22 – August 17 
Time: TBD
Theme: None

  • June 22: The Lego Ninjago 
  • July 13: Peter Rabbit
  • August 10: Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature 
  • August 17: Coco

Union Market Summer Drive-In Series

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

Schedule:

  • May 11: Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • June 1: Clueless
  • July 6: Like Water for Chocolate 
  • August 3: Black Panther 
  • September 7: The Lion King
  • October 5: Cool Runnings 
  • November 2: Hocus Pocus 

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Hillwood Museum

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

  • May 11: Pajama Party Movie Night: Dragons Love Tacos & Leonardo, the Terrible Monster
  • June 15: Marie Antoinette

 

Four Mile Summer Movie Festival

Deetz:Four Mile Run Plaza
Dates:
May 25 – August 21
Time:
Dusk, around 8:15

Schedule:

  • June 29: Mary Poppins
  • July 27: Wonder
  • August 31: Space Jam

Warrenton Movies In The Park

Deetz: Eva Walker Park
Dates:
June 9 – July 28

Time: around 8:45/9:15

Schedule:

  • June 9: Minions
  • June 23: SING
  • July 21: Finding Dory
  • July 28: Soul Surfer

Hagerstown Outdoor Movies

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

  • June 15: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 
  • June 29: Peter Rabbit 
  • July 13: Beauty and the Beast (2017)
  • July 27: The Greatest Showman 

Middletown Family Movie Night

Deetz: Middletown Municipal Center (31 W Main St, Middletown MD)
Dates: June – September

Time: 7 p.m.

  • June 15: Sing
  • July 27: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 
  • September 7: Finding Dory

The Wine Bin (Ellicott City)

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

Schedule:

  • May 25: Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • May 26: Top Gun
  • June 2: Beauty and the Beast 2017
  • June 16: Rear Window
  • June 23: Sleepless in Seattle 
  • June 30: The Post 
  • July 7: The Darkest Hour
  • July 14: Wonder
  • July 21: Love Actually
  • July 28: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 
  • August 4: Get Out 
  • August 11: Back to the Future 
  • August 18: Night at the Museum 
  • August 25: Princess Bride
  • September 1: Star Wars: The Force Awakens 
  • September 8: Wonder Women 
  • September 15: The Dark Knight- Batman 
  • September 29: Black Panther 
  • October 27: IT (2017)

Outdoor Movies At Shamrock Park

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

  • June 15: Beauty and the Beast 
  • June 29: Storks 
  • July 13: Despicable Me 3 
  • July 27: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Aug. 17: Coco
  • Aug. 24: Cars 3

 

The Wharf Drive In Movies

Schedule: TBD, usually happens in June

Movies At Carroll Creek

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

  • June 15: ET: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • July 20: Jaws
  • Aug. 17: The Lego Movie
  • Sept. 21: School of Rock
  • Oct. 19: Nightmare before Christmas

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Centreville Starlight Cinema

Deetz: Trinity Centre
Dates: August 4 – August 25
Time: 6 p.m.
Theme: Family Flicks

Schedule:

  • August 4: Little Mermaid
  • August 11: Early Man
  • August 18: Lego Batman Movie
  • August 25: Coco

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 19: The Lion King 
  • June 16: The Lego Batman Movie 
  • July 21: Toy Story 3
  • August 18: Cars 3
  • September 15: Coco

Outdoor Movies at Penrose Square

Deetz: 2597 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA
Dates: June 2 – September 1
Time: Vary, see website
Theme: Various

  • June 2: Hairspray 
  • June 9: The Color Purple 
  • June 16: Dreamgirls 
  • June 23: O Brother, Where Art Thou? 
  • June 30: Batman 
  • July 7: Dick Tracy 
  • July 14: The Sound of Music
  • July 21: Singin’ In The Rain 
  • July 28: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 
  • August 4: Newsies
  • August 11: Beauty and the Beast 
  • August 18: Young Frankenstein 
  • August 25: West Side Story 
  • September 1: The Wizard of Oz

Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center

Deetz: 14900 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge, VA 22191
Dates: July 7- Sept 15
Time: 7 p.m.
Theme: Various 

Schedule:

  • July 7: A League of Their Own
  • July 21: Beauty and the Beast
  • August 4: Coco
  • August 18: Peter Rabbit
  • September 1: Lion King
  • September 15: Wonder

 

Movies On The Beach

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

  • May 19: Coco
  • June 16: Pirates of the Carribean/Dead Men Tell no Tales
  • July 21: Jaws
  • Aug. 18: Despicable Me 3
  • Sept. 15: Thor (Drive-in)
  • Oct. 27: The Addams Family (original, Drive-In)

 

 

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Mosaic’s Films in the Park

Deetz: Strawberry Park, The Mosaic. Fairfax, VA

Dates: June – September 2

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Schedule:

  • June 24: The Iron Giant
  • July 1: Mulan
  • July 8: The Adventures of TinTin
  • July 15: Leap
  • July 22: Sponge Bob the Movie
  • July 29: The Little Mermaid
  • August 5: Princess and the Frog
  • August 12: Toy Story
  • August 19: Annie (2014)
  • August 26: Coco
  • September 2: The Incredibles

Rock & Roll Hotel

Schedule: Coming Soon

VARIOUS DATES:

D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation

Deetz: Various Locations!
Dates:
June 25 – July 31
Time: 8:30 p.m.

Feature Movie: Black Panther

Schedule:

Wednesday, June 20
Parkview Recreation Center

Friday, June 22
Riggs LaSalle Recreation Center

Monday, June 25
Petworth Recreation Center

Tuesday, June 26
Takoma Recreation Center

Monday, July 9
Petworth Recreation Center

Wednesday, July 11
Upshur Recreation Center

Tuesday, July 17
Riggs LaSalle Recreation Center

Wednesday, July 25
Petworth Recreation Center

Friday July 27

Benning Park Recreation Center

Monday July 30

Malcolm X Opportunity Center

Tuesday July 31

North Michigan Park Recreation Center

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Comcast Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival

Deetz: Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Lane)
Dates:
August 23 – 26
Time: 7:30 p.m.

  • August 23: Coco
  • August 24: Black Panther
  • August 25: The Lion King
  • August 26: Wonder Woman

Carlyle Film Festival

Schedule: TBD 

Bethesda Outdoor Movies – Stars on the Avenue

Deetz: Woodmont Triangle at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues, Bethesda, MD
Dates: July 24 – July 28
Time: 9 p.m.
Theme: Various

Schedule:

  • July 24: Remember the Titans
  • July 25: Casablanca
  • July 26: The Big Sick
  • July 27: Mean Girls
  • July 28: The Post

National Harbor Movie on the Potomac

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

  • May 3: The Fate of the Furious
  • May 6: Coco
  • May 10: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 
  • May 13: Despicable Me 3
  • May 17: Roman J. Israel, Esq
  • May 20: Cars 3
  • May 24: The Mummy
  • May 27: The Lego Batman Movie
  • May 31: Wonder Woman
  • June 3: Matilda
  • June 7: Going in Style
  • June 10: Bolt
  • June 14: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • June 17: Zookeeper
  • June 21: Forrest Gump
  • June 24: Charlotte’s Web
  • June 28: Dream Girls
  • July 1: Enchanted
  • July 5: Selena
  • July 8: The Little Rascals
  • July 12: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • July 15: Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • July 19: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • July 22: Holes
  • July 26: Justice League
  • July 29: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Aug. 2: Victoria and Abdul
  • Aug. 5: Maleficent
  • Aug. 9: Transformers: The Last Knight
  • Aug. 12: The Little Mermaid
  • Aug. 16: Before I Fall
  • Aug. 19: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Aug. 23: The Blindside
  • Aug. 26: Annie (2014)
  • Aug. 30: Mean Girls
  • Sept. 2: A Wrinkle in Time
  • Sept. 6: Black Panther
  • Sept. 9: The Wizard of Oz
  • Sept. 13: Black Panther
  • Sept. 16: The Wiz (1978)
  • Sept. 20: Pitch Perfect 3
  • Sept. 23: Moana
  • Sept. 27: Marshall
  • Sept. 30: The Lion King

Dupont Circle: Cinema in the Circle

Schedule: Coming soon

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Updated June 19, 2018

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