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Where to catch an outdoor movie this summer

Warm summer nights are perfect for enjoying a flick under the stars. As outdoor movie season approaches, we’ve compiled a variety of screening options in the DMV, organized by neighborhood. Grab a chair or blanket, pack a picnic, and round up your friends and family for an al fresco film!

Adams Morgan

  • Series: Adams Morgan Movie Nights
  • Location: Walter Pierce Park Soccer Field (2630 Adams Mill Rd.)
  • Cost: Free
  • Dates: Tuesdays, May 16 through June 13
  • Time: 8:30 p.m.

Movie schedule:

  • May 16: Moana
  • May 23: Grease
  • May 30: Snowden
  • June 6: Rogue One
  • June 13: Jaws

Website for more information.

Capitol Riverfront

  • Series: Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie Series
  • Location: Canal Park (200 M Street SE)
  • Cost: Free
  • Dates: Thursdays, June 1 through August 17
  • Time: Seating begins at 7 p.m., movie begins at sunset

Movie schedule:

  • June 1: Ghostbusters
  • 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 and the Beast (2017)

Website for more information.

Columbia, MD

  • Series: Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival
  • Location: The lawn at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront (off of Little Patuxent Parkway)
  • Cost: Free
  • Dates: Mondays and Fridays, June 26 through August 28; Fridays and Saturdays, September 1 through 9
  • Time: Movie begins at sunset

Movie schedule: TBA in June

Website for more information.

Del Ray, VA

  • Series: Cinema Del Ray Outdoor Movies
  • Location: Mt. Vernon Recreation Center fields (2701 Commonwealth Avenue)
  • Cost: Free
  • Dates: June 17, July 15, and August 19
  • Time: Event begins at 7 p.m.

Movie schedule: TBA

Website for more information.

Ellicott City, MD

  • Series: Movie Night at the Wine Bin
  • Location: The Wine Bin parking lot (8390 Main Street)
  • Cost: Free
  • Dates: May 26; Saturdays, May 27 through September 30; October 28
  • Time: Movie begins at 9 p.m. in the summer and at 8 p.m. in September

Movie schedule:

  • May 26: The Man with the Golden Gun
  • May 27: Spectre
  • June 3: ET
  • June 10: Magnificent Seven (2016)
  • June 17: Notting Hill
  • June 24: The Martian
  • July 1: Air Force One
  • July 8: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • July 15: Slumdog Millionaire
  • July 22: The Thin Man
  • July 29: La La Land
  • Aug 5: The Manchurian Candidate
  • Aug 12: Sixteen Candles
  • Aug 19: Moana
  • Aug 26: The 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

Website for more information.

Golden Triangle

  • Series: Golden Cinema
  • Location: Farragut Park (K and Connecticut NW)
  • Cost: Free
  • Dates: Fridays, June 2 through August 4
  • Time: Seating begins at 7 p.m., movie begins at sunset

Movie 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 (2016)
  • July 14: Finding Dory
  • July 21: Big
  • July 28: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • August 4: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • August 11: (Rain Date)
  • August 18: (Rain Date)

Website for more information.

National Harbor, MD

  • Series: Movies on the Potomac
  • Location: National Harbor Plaza
  • Cost: Free
  • Dates: Date Night movies on Thursdays, May 4 through September 28; Family-friendly movies on Sundays, May 7 through September 24
  • Time: Date Night movies begin at 7 p.m., family-friendly movies begin at 6 p.m., double-headers begin at 4 p.m.

Movie schedule:

Date Night

  • May 4: Star Trek Beyond
  • May 11: Mother’s Day
  • May 18: La La Land
  • May 25: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • June 1: Dream Girls
  • June 8: The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
  • June 15: Sully
  • June 22: Passengers
  • June 29: Hitch
  • July 6: Invictus
  • July 13: Mean Girls
  • July 20: Love & Basketball
  • July 27: Meet the Parents
  • August 3: The Blind Side
  • August 10: Central Intelligence
  • August 17: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • August 24: Top Gun
  • August 31: Rocky (1976)
  • September 7: Footloose
  • September 14: Sleepless in Seattle
  • September 21: Back to the Future
  • September 28: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Family-Friendly

  • May 7: DOUBLE FEATURE: Finding Nemo and Finding Dory
  • May 14: Storks
  • May 21: The Secret Life of Pets
  • May 28: The Jungle Book (2016)
  • June 4: Moana
  • June 11: The Princess and the Frog
  • June 18: Jungle 2 Jungle
  • June 25: DOUBLE FEATURE: Babe and Sing
  • July 2: Mary Poppins
  • July 9: Annie (2014)
  • July 16: DOUBLE FEATURE: Happy Feet and Frozen
  • July 23: The BFG
  • July 30: Monsters, Inc.
  • August 6: Space Jam
  • August 13: DOUBLE FEATURE: The Karate Kid (1984) and The Karate Kid (2010)
  • August 20: The Mighty Ducks
  • August 27: Remember the Titans
  • September 3: DOUBLE FEATURE: Cinderella (1997) and Cinderella (1950)
  • September 10: The Little Mermaid
  • September 17: Mulan
  • September 24: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Website for more information.

Rosslyn, VA

  • Series: Rosslyn Cinema and Pub in the Park
  • Location: Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway)
  • Cost: Free
  • Dates: Fridays, June 2 through August 25
  • Time: 6 p.m.

Movie schedule:

  • June 2: Grease
  • June 9: Frozen
  • June 16: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  • 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: Lego Batman
  • August 18: The Avengers
  • August 25: Mary Poppins

Website for more information.

South Riding, VA

  • Series: Movie Night
  • Location: Town Green (43055 Center Street) or the stage at South Riding Center (42420 Unicorn Drive)
  • Cost: Free
  • Dates: Tuesdays, June 20 through August
  • Time: Movie begins at sunset

Movie schedule:

  • June 20: The BFG (at Town Green)
  • June 27: The Jungle Book (2016) (at South Riding Center)
  • July 11: The Secret Life of Pets (at Town Green)
  • July 18: The Lego Batman Movie (at South Riding Center)
  • July 25: Moana (at Town Green)
  • August 1: Zootopia (at South Riding Center)
  • August 8: Sing (at Town Green)
  • August 15: Ratchet & Clank (at South Riding Center)
  • August 22: Pete’s Dragon (at Town Green)

Website for more information.

North Bethesda, MD

  • Series: Comcast Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival at Strathmore
  • Location: Strathmore Campus (5301 Tuckerman Lane)
  • Cost: Free
  • Dates: August 24 through August 26
  • Time: Activities begin at 7:30 p.m., movie begins at sunset

Movie schedule: TBA

Website for more information.

Union Market

  • Series: Union Market Drive-In
  • Location: Union Market parking lot
  • Cost: $10 per car, free for walk-ups
  • Dates: Select Fridays through November 3
  • Time: Varies throughout the season

Movie 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

Website for more information.

NoMa

  • Series: NoMa Summer Screen 2017
  • Location: Storey Park (1005 First Street, NE)
  • Cost: Free
  • Dates: June 7 - August 23
  • Time: Movies begin at sunset

Movie 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: Independence Day
  • July 19: First Kid
  • July 26: Wag the Dog
  • August 2: The Ides of March
  • August 9: Legally Blonde: Red, White, and Blonde
  • August 16: Lee Daniels' The Butler
  • August 23: White House Down

Website for more information.

Screenings will also be taking place in the following neighborhoods, but dates and details have not yet been announced.

  • Bethesda
  • Crystal City
  • Falls Church
  • Georgetown
  • Lake Anne
  • MLK Memorial
  • Mosaic District
  • Old Town Alexandria
  • U Street

Did we miss any screenings? Let us know in the comments!

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