FYIDC: The Best Free Summer Film Screenings

Layout on the green and watch the silver screen … for free! Hollywood is coming to town this summer.
By Shannon O’Reilly

Indoor movie theaters are so last summer. Capitol Riverfront is just one of the DC areas hosting outdoor film festivals. This year's theme is "Oscar Winners." (Photo Courtesy of Capitol Riverfront)

Capitol Riverfront Front Row Films

Get your blankets, popcorn, and candy ready for the Capitol Riverfront summer movie series. From May 26th to July 28th, this vibrant, riverfront community will show a variety of family friendly movies from classics like Casablanca to the more recent blockbuster hit The Social Network. There are only four movies left in the summer series, so make your way over to Tingey Plaza, one block from the Navy Yard Metro. Information CLICK HERE.

Film Schedule:
The Social Network
Thursday, July 7, 8:45 pm
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Thursday July 14, 8:45 pm
The Bourne Ultimatum
Thursday, July 21, 8:45 pm
West Side Story
Thursday, July 28, 8:45 pm

Screen on the Green 2011

Hollywood comes to the National Mall for this year’s four-week summer film festival. See the classics on the big screen with the Capitol as your backdrop. Rally up your friends and claim a spot early. There are only four movies and the lawn fills up fast. The classic films will be shown between 8th and 14th streets at dusk, around 8:30 pm. Information CLICK HERE.

Film Schedule:
Heat of the Night
Monday, July 25, Sundown
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Monday, August 1, Sundown
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Monday August 8, Sundown
Cool Hand Luke
Monday, August 15, Sundown

NoMa Summer Screen

Get on the track to summer fun with the 12 week NoMa film series that pays homage to classic and modern train films. Claim you spot for the movie at 2nd and L Street, NE, right by Amtrack’s headquarters. But wait, it gets better. Show up at 7 pm and indulge in some free BBQ, local music, and summer activities. Information CLICK HERE.

Film Schedule:
Ghostbusters
Wednesday, July 6, 9:00 pm
Darjeeling Limited
Wednesday, July 13, 9:00 pm
Some Like It Hot
Wednesday, July 20, 9:00 pm
Taking of Pelham 123
Wednesday, July 27, 9:00 pm
The Incredibles
Wednesday, August 3, 9:00 pm

U Street Movie Series

Celebrate DC outside on the silver screen with the U Street movie lineup that includes classic and contemporary Hollywood films that feature Washington, DC. On top of the feature film, the night includes a short film, which creatively addresses the environmental and educational issues that plague DC. Films are shown on the field at Harrison Recreation Center, 1330 V Street, NW. Come early for free popcorn and music spun by local DJs. Information CLICK HERE.

Film Schedule:
Short: Howard Theatre: A Century in Song
Feature: 930 F Street
Tuesday, July 26 (rain date Jul 28, Sundown

Short: City Of Cranes
Feature: National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
Tuesday, August 23 (rain date Aug 25), Sundown

Short: Big Birding Day
Feature: Bag It
Tuesday, September 20 (rain date Sep 22), Sundown

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