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Where to Enjoy Outdoor Film Screenings in Washington, D.C. This Summer

Picture of Aparna Krishnamoorthy
Updated: 24 June 2017
Warm summer nights are here, which means you can sit out at dusk and watch award-winning films, classic fan favorites, and kid-friendly movies around Washington, D.C. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and round up your movie-loving friends to catch some of the free outdoor movie screenings in the area.

At the NoMa Summer Screen, movies start at sunset and are screened with subtitles, and visitors are encouraged to bring chairs to the asphalt site. Doors open at 7p.m. with giveaways, food trucks, picnics, and great films under the stars.

  • 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

WHEN: Wednesdays at sunset, through August 30

NoMa Junction @ Storey Park, 1005 1st St NE, Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 289 0111

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Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie Series

The Outdoor Movie Series hosted by Capitol Riverfront at Canal Park offers captioned family-friendly movies on a weekly basis among other regular family-oriented, outdoor events.

  • June 1: Ghostbusters (1984)
  • 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)

WHEN: Thursdays at sunset, through August 17

Canal Park, 200 M St SE, Washington, DC, USA, +1 202 465 7080

Courtesy of Capitol Riverfront

Courtesy of Capitol Riverfront

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Golden Cinema

The Farragut Fridays initiative (which includes an outdoor working events, picnics in Farragut Park, lawn games, and table tennis competitions) concludes each week with Golden Cinema nights.

  • 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 & 18: rain dates

WHEN: Fridays at sunset (8:30/8:45p.m.), through August 4

Farragut Square, , +1 202 463 3400

Courtesy of Golden Triangle BID

Courtesy of Golden Triangle BID

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Georgetown Sunset Cinema

The theme of 2017’s Georgetown Sunset Cinema is Women in Film, so get ready for iconic movies, from comedies to inspirational dramas, featuring strong female leads and story lines.

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

WHEN: Tuesdays at sunset (8:30/8:45p.m.), through August 8

Georgetown Waterfront Park, 3303 Water St NW, Washington, D.C., USA, +1 202 298 9222

Courtesy of Georgetown BID

Courtesy of Georgetown BID

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Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor

Movies on the Potomac hosts weekly date night flicks and family-friendly movies all summer long.

Date Night: Thursdays at 7 p.m., through September 28

  • 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: Sundays at 6 p.m., through September 24

  • 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)

NOTE: double features begin at 4 p.m.

National Harbor Plaza, , +1 877 628 5427

Movies on the Potomac | Courtesy of National Harbor

Movies on the Potomac | Courtesy of National Harbor