Bethesda Outdoor Movies: Stars on the Avenue
From July 27 through 31, you can catch free movies in downtown Bethesda on a screen set up at Norfolk and Auburn avenues. This year's roster includes When Harry Met Sally (July 27), The Blind Side (July 30), and Chicago (July 31). Movies start at 9. A limited number of chairs are provided, but you can bring your own if you’d like. Go here for more information.
Comcast Outdoor Film Festival
This year's Comcast-sponsored film festival is moving to the Universities at Shady Grove while its usual location, Strathmore, is under construction. The festival will be held August 13 through 20. The 2010 lineup has yet to be announced, but keep an eye on the Web site for the latest updates. As always, the event is free, but donations to NIH children’s charities will be accepted.
Hopkins Summer Outdoor Films
If you’re in Baltimore on a Friday night this June or July, swing by the Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus Lower Quad for live music and a free outdoor film. The series kicks off June 18 with The Addams Family and wraps up July 23 with Star Trek (2009). Music starts at 7:30, and the film begins just after sunset.
Movies on the Potomac
National Harbor’s outdoor film series kicked off May 9 with a showing of The Princess and the Frog. The lineup is organized around four themes: the Animation Series (May and June), ’80s Classics (July), Superheros (August), and the Spielberg Series (September). A screening of Jurassic Park rounds out the series on September 26. Films roll every Sunday at dusk on National Harbor’s plaza. Lawn chairs are recommended.