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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.

monday

Crystal Screen Outdoor Film Festival

Schedule: TBD, usually takes places between June and August.

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Adams Morgan Movie Nights

Deetz: Marie Reed Soccer Field, 18th & California Street NW
Dates: May 21 – June 25
Time: Sunset
Theme: Space!

Schedule:

  • May 21: Armageddon
  • May 28: Alien
  • June 4: Spaceballs
  • June 11: Apollo 11
  • June 25: ET

South Riding Movie Night

Deetz: Location alternates between South Riding Center, 42420 Unicorn Dr and Town Green, 43055 Center St
Dates: July 9 – August 20
Time: Sunset
Theme: Kids movies

  • June 25: Ralpha Breaks the Internet (Town Green)
  • July 9: Mary Poppins Returns (South Riding Center)
  • July 16: Incredibles 2 (Town Green)
  • July 23: A Wrinkle in Time (South Riding Center)
  • July 30: How to Train Your Pet Dragon 3 (Town Green)
  • August 13: Smallfoot (Town Green)
  • August 20: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse (South Riding Center)

Georgetown Sunset Cinema

Deetz: Georgetown Waterfront Park
Dates: July – August
Time: sunset, around 8:30/8:45 p.m.
Theme: Out of Office

  • July 9 – Under the Tuscan Sun
  • July 16 – Sandlot
  • July 23 – Little Miss Sunshine
  • July 30 – The Parent Trap (1998)
  • August 6 – Eat Pray Love

Healthy Days of Summer in Georgetown

Downtown DC Summer Flicks Presents: Can I Kick It?

Deetz: Freedom Plaza (13th & Pennsylvania)

Dates: June 4 – July 9

Time: sunset

Schedule: 

  • June 4: Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse
  • June 11: Black Panther
  • June 18: Deadpool
  • June 25: Thor: Ragnarok
  • July 2: Avengers: Infinity War
  • July 9: Captain Marvel

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NoMa Summer Screen

Deetz: 1150 First St NE
Dates: June 5 – August 28
Time: sunset
Theme: Who’s got game?

Schedule:

  • June 5: The Karate Kid
  • June 12: Love & Basketball
  • June 19: Moneyball
  • June 26: Rudy
  • July 3: Sandlot
  • July 10: I, Tonya
  • July 17: Bend It Like Beckham
  • July 24: Remember the Titans
  • July 31: Bring It On
  • August 7: Cool Runnings
  • August 14: She’s The Man
  • August 21: Best In Show

Dumbarton House Jane Austen Film Festival

Deetz:  Dumbarton House, 2715 Q Street
Dates: July 3 – July 31
Time: sunset

Schedule:

  • July 3: Sense and Sensibility
  • July 10: Emma
  • July 17: Persuasions
  • July 24: Love and Friendship
  • July 31: Pride and Prejudice

$6 per film, $25 for all five

Rockville Movies in the Park

Deetz: Location varies
Dates: August 7 – 28
Time: Dusk / 8 p.m.

Schedule:

  • August 7: Smallfoot
  • August 14: The Mighty Ducks
  • August 21: The Little Mermaid
  • August 28: Sherlock Gnomes

U Street Movie Series 

Schedule: Coming soon, typically begins in July.

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Movie Nights in Chinatown Park

Deetz: Chinatown Park

Dates: August 23- September 13

Time: sunset

Theme: Asia

Schedule: 

  • August 23: Swing Kids
  • August 30: Crazy Rich Asians
  • September 6: Bend it Like Beckham
  • September 13: Monkey King: Hero is Back

Events DC Summer Movie Series

Schedule: TBD, usually takes place between July and August.

 

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National Harbor Movie on the Potomac – Date Night

Deetz: 165 Waterfront St
Dates: May – September
Time: 7 p.m.

  • May 2: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • May 9: First Man
  • May 16: Robin Hood
  • May 23: Ant-Man and The Wasp
  • May 30: Crazy Rich Asians
  • June 6: Spaceballs
  • June 13: Pele
  • June 20: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • June 27: Dream Girls
  • July 4: Selena
  • July 11: Kin
  • July 18: Night School
  • July 25: Justice League
  • August 1: Green Book
  • August 8: Transformers: The Last Knight
  • August 15: Bring It On
  • August 22: Bumblebee
  • August 29: Mean Girls
  • September 9: Black Panther
  • September 12: Venon
  • September 19: Creed II
  • September 26: Ocean’s 8

Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movies

Deetz: Canal Park (2nd & K Street SE)
Date:
June 13 – August 22
Time: Sundown

Schedule: 

  • June 13: Crazy Rich Asians
  • June 20: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • June 27: The Little Mermaid
  • July 11: The Goonies
  • July 18: Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • July 25: Apollo 13
  • August 1: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • August 8: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • August 15: Incredibles 2
  • August 22: Bohemian Rhapsody

Folgers Library / Bard in the Park 

Schedule: TBD.

Library of Congress

Deetz: Thomas Jefferson Building North Lawn

Dates: July 11 – August 15

Time: sundown

Schedule: 

  • July 11: Mary Poppins
  • July 18: Beauty and the Beast
  • July 25: League of Their Own
  • August 1: Jaws
  • August 8: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
  • August 15: Jurassic Park

Friday

Summer Movies @ Arlington Mill

Deetz: Arlington Mill Plaza (909 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington VA)
Dates: June 14 – August 23
Time: 8:00 – 8:30
Theme: Heroes and Sheroes

  • June 14: Moana
  • June 21: On the Basis of Sex
  • June 28: A Wrinkle In Time
  • July 5: Hidden Figures
  • July 12: Aquaman
  • July 19: First Man
  • July 26: The Incredibles
  • August 2: Mulan
  • August 9: Brave
  • August 16: ET
  • August 23: Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival

Deetz: Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway, Rosslyn, VA (Near Rosslyn Metro)
Dates: June 7 – July 12
Time: Dusk
Theme: None

Schedule:

  • June 7: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • June 14: Paddington
  • June 21: Casablanca
  • June 28: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • July 5: Crazy Rich Asians
  • July 12: Incredibles 2

Golden Cinema Series

Deetz: Farragut Square (Connecticut Avenue & K Street)
Dates: June 7 – August 2
Time: Sunset
Theme: None

Schedule:

  • June 7: Crazy Rich Asians
  • June 14: A Dog’s Way Home
  • June 21: Won’t You Be My Neighbor
  • June 28: Ocean’s 8
  • July 12: Mary Poppins Returns
  • July 19: Incredibles 2
  • July 26: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • August 2: Wonder Woman

AFI Silver Screens @ Sonny’s Green

DeetzSonny’s Green at The Blairs District (1290 East West Highway)
Dates: July 5 – August 30
Time: sundown
Theme: None!

  • July 5: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • July 19: The Matrix
  • August 16: The Little Mermaid
  • August 2: Isle of Dogs
  • August 30: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Laurel Friday Flicks Outdoor Movies

Deetz: Granville Gude Park
Dates: July 28 – August 2
Time: TBD
Theme: None

  • June 28: Moana
  • July 12: Incredibles 2
  • July 19: Christopher Robin
  • July 26: How To Train Your Dragon 3
  • August 2: The Boss Baby

Union Market Summer Drive-In Series

Deetz: Union Market
Dates: May – October
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.
Theme: None!

Schedule:

  • May 3: Dazed and Confused
  • June 7: Con Air
  • July 5: A League of Their Own
  • August 2: Jaws
  • September 6: Coco
  • October 4: The Wiz

Hagerstown Outdoor Movies

Deetz: City Park (501 Virginia Avenue)
Dates: June – July
Time: Dusk

  • June 14: Mary Poppins Returns
  • June 28: Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • July 12: Bumblebee
  • July 26: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Middletown Family Movie Night

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

Time: 7 p.m.

  • June 21: Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • August 16: Black Panther

Outdoor Movies At Shamrock Park

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

  • June 7: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • June 21: Wonder
  • July 5: Mary Poppins Returns
  • July 19: Incredibles 2
  • August 2: Smallfoot
  • August 16: Trolls

Movies At Carroll Creek

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

  • June 21: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • July 19: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • August 16: 50 First Dates
  • September 20: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • October 18: Ghostbusters

Cinematery @ Congressional Cemetery

Deetz: Congressional Cemetery (1801 E Street, SE)

Dates: June 21 – September 13

Time: sunset

Schedule: 

  • June 21: Notorious
  • July 19: Jaws
  • August 9: Stand by Me
  • September 13: Get Out

Four Mile Summer Movie Festival

Schedule: TBD, you can vote for this years movies here!

The Wharf Drive In Movies

Schedule: TBD, usually happens in June

 

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Warrenton Movie On the Lawn @ WARF

Deetz: WARF (800 Waterloo Road, Warrenton, VA)

Date: June 22

Time: dusk

Schedule: 

  • June 22: A Dog’s Way Home

Centreville Starlight Drive-in Cinema

Deetz: Trinity Centre (5860 Trinity Parkway, Centreville)
Dates: August 3 – August 24
Time: 6 p.m.

Schedule:

  • August 3: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • August 10: How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • August 17: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • August 24: Incredibles 2

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

Schedule:

  • May 18: Peter Pan
  • June 15: Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • July 20: Smallfoot
  • August 17: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • September 21: Incredibles 2

Outdoor Movies at Penrose Square

Deetz: 2597 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA
Dates: June 15 – August 24
Time: 8:00 – 8:30
Theme: Heroes & Sheroes

  • June 15: Black Panther
  • June 22: Wonder Woman
  • June 29: The Post
  • July 16: Apollo 13
  • July 13: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • July 20: Akeelah and The Bee
  • July 27: Selma
  • August 3: Norma Rae
  • August 10: A League of Their Own
  • August 17: Life in the Doghouse
  • August 24: Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center

Deetz: 2492 Rockbridge Ct, Woodbridge, VA 22191
Dates: May 18 – September 21
Time: 7 p.m.
Theme: Various 

Schedule:

  • May 4: Wonder
  • May 18: Incredibles 2
  • June 1: Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • June 15: A Dog’s Way Home
  • July 6: Hotel Transylvania 3
  • July 20: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • August 3: How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • August 17: Beauty and The Beast
  • September 7: Dumbo
  • September 21: Christoper Robin

Movies On The Beach

Deetz: North Beach (8916 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach MD)
Dates: June – September
Time: Dusk

  • June 15: Bumblebee
  • July 20: Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • August 17: The Incredibles 2
  • September 21: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Drive-In)

Carlyle Saturday Cinema Series

Deetz: John Carlyle Park (300 John Carlyle Street)
Dates: June – September
Time: Dusk
Theme: Various

Schedule:

  • June 1: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
  • July 6: Black Panther
  • July 20: Incredibles 2
  • August 3: Instant Family
  • August 17: Dumbo
  • September 7: Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • September 28: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

 

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National Harbor Movies on the Potomac

Deetz: 165 Waterfront St
Dates: May – September
Time: 6 p.m.

Schedule:

  • May 5: The Little Rascals
  • May 12: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • May 19: Incredibles 2
  • May 26: The Lego Batman Movie
  • June 2: Cars 3
  • June 9: Matilda
  • June 16: Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • June 23: Air Bud: World Cup
  • June 30: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • July 7: Mary Poppins Returns
  • July 14: Coco
  • July 21: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  • July 28: The Lego Movie: The Second Part
  • August 4: How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • August 11: Learning to See: The World of Insects
  • August 14: Holes
  • August 18: Instant Family
  • September 2: A Wrinkle In Time
  • September 9: The Wizard of Oz
  • September 16: The Wiz
  • September 23: Despicable Me 3
  • September 30: Dumbo

Mosaic’s Films in the Park

Deetz: Strawberry Park, Fairfax, Virginia

Dates: June 2 – September 1

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Schedule: 

  • June 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • June 9: Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse
  • June 16: Space Jam
  • June 23: Mary Poppins Returns
  • June 30: Free Willy
  • July 7: Tangled
  • July 14: Christopher Robin
  • July 21: Incredibles 2
  • July 28: The Jungle Book
  • August 4: Smallfoot
  • August 11: Homeward Bound
  • August 18: Akeelah and the Bee
  • August 25: How to Train Your Dragon
  • September 1: Hook

Rock & Roll Hotel

Schedule: TBD

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The Wine Bin (Ellicott City)

Deetz: 8390 Main St # 1, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Dates: May 24 – October 26
Time: May – August: 9 p.m.; September: 8 p.m.
Theme: Various

Schedule:

  • May 24: Mission: Impossible
  • May 25: Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • June 1: Incredibles 2
  • June 8: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • June 15: Roman Holiday
  • June 22: Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume II
  • June 29: First Man
  • July 6: Wonder Woman
  • July 13: The Big Sick
  • July 27: Beauty and the Beast
  • August 3: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • August 10: The Rock
  • August 17: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • August 24: The Natural
  • August 31: The Princess Bride
  • September 7: BlacKkKlansman
  • September 14: Rear Window
  • September 28: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • October 26: A Quiet Place

Comcast Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival

Deetz: Strathmore Campus

Dates: August 23-26

Time: Dusk

Schedule: 

  • Thursday, August 23: Coco
  • Friday, August 24: Black Panther
  • Saturday, August 25: The Lion King
  • Sunday, August 26: Wonder Woman

Bethesda Outdoor Movies – Stars on the Avenue

Deetz: Woodmont Triangle (Nortfolk & Auburn, Bethesda, MD)

Dates: July 24 – July 27

Time: 9 p.m.

Schedule: 

  • Wednesday, July 24: 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Thursday, July 25: Won’t You Be My Neighbor
  • Friday, July 26: Crazy Rich Asians
  • Saturday, July 27: As Good As It Gets

Tasting Room Summertime Cinema Series

Deetz: 1600 King St. #200, Alexandria, VA
Dates: June 21 – September 23
Time: 3, 5 and 7 p.m.

Schedule: TBA

Dupont Circle: Cinema in the Circle

Schedule: Coming soon

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Updated June 19, 2019

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