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UPDATED: The 2014 Guide to Free Outdoor Movies in Washington
Catch kid-friendly hits, classics, and more around town.
July 21 and 28, and August 4 and 11
National Mall between Seventh and 12th sts., NW
The popular film festival this year shows The Karate Kid, Lover Come Back, Key Largo, and A Soldier’s Story.
Follow @SOTGinDC for updates.
Wednesdays through August 20 at 7 PM
Loree Grand Field, Second and L sts., NE
The theme this year is “unlikely friendships,” which means you can see favorites such as The Sandlot and Top Gun, as well as newer movies including The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Dark Knight, and Pitch Perfect.
Follow @NoMaBID for updates.
June 24, July 8 and 22, and August 5
Sursum Corda at L and First sts., NW
The lineup of family-friendly movies features Wall-E, Frozen, The Lego Movie, and Despicable Me 2; kids’ activities and free snacks are available.
Thursdays, June 5 through September 4
Canal Park at M and Second sts., SE
Head here to catch sports-themed flicks, from Bend It Like Beckham to Space Jam to the beer-pong comedy Balls of Fury.
Follow @CanalParkDC for updates.
July 17 and 24, and August 28 at 8:15 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, 1964 Independence Ave., SW
See Documented, about the struggles of undocumented immigrants in America; the Jackie Robinson biopic 42; and Mandela, which examines the life and influence of Nelson Mandela.
Fridays through July 11; seating begins at 7:30 PM
The DC-themed lineup features Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Legally Blonde 2, and The American President; see the full list online.
July 22 through 26
Woodmont Triangle at Norfolk and Auburn aves., Bethesda
The five-day run of films features Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Moonrise Kingdom, Citizen Kane, Pitch Perfect, and Top Gun.
Thursdays, June 12 through August 21
Rockville Town Square; 200 East Middle La., Rockville
The mix offers family-friendly movies (including a Frozen sing-along on July 3) and more adult fare such as Gravity.
Sundays through September 28 at 6 PM
The Plaza at National Harbor
Visit the website for the full schedule.
Mondays and Fridays June 16 through August 18; Fridays through Sundays beginning August 23
Columbia Lakefront Stage, 10275 Wincopin Cir., Columbia
All movies are rated G, PG, or PG-13; see the full list of titles online.
August 15 through 17 at 8:30 PM
850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville
The event benefits National Institutes of Health charities; check the website closer to the start date for the schedule of movies.
Every other Saturday through October 4; times vary
101 Centerway, Greenbelt
The Wizard of Oz, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Up are all on offer; see the website for the full schedule.
Mondays, June 2 through August 25
Bell Street Courtyard, 1850 Bell St., Arlington
The airplane-themed movies include Red Eye, Snakes on a Plane, and Flight. See the full lineup online.
Fridays through August 22 at 8 PM
Gateway Park; 1300 Lee Hwy., under the Key Bridge
The theme this year is “work,” which encompasses flicks such as Anchorman, Horrible Bosses, and the 1995 cult hit Empire Records.
Follow @RosslynVA for updates
Fridays through August 29 at 7 PM
Strawberry Park at Strawberry La. and District Ave., Fairfax
June’s theme is “blockbusters,” July’s is “All-American,” and August’s is “food and film.” Check out the schedule online.
Saturdays in August
5875 Trinity Pkwy., Centreville
The options this year are Casablanca, Despicable Me 2, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Frozen, and The Lego Movie.
June 8, July 13, August 10, and September 14 at 7 PM
Lake Anne Plaza, 1690 Washington Plaza, Reston
Each screening has a different theme, from family (Up on June 8) to date night (Skyfall in September).
August 16, 23, and 30 at 8 PM
Tysons Corner Plaza, 1961 Chain Bridge Rd., Tysons Corner
This Tysons Corner movie series (now accessible by Metro!) is screening Jaws, Man of Steel, and The Blind Side. Lawn chairs are available on a first come, first served basis, so get there early if you want to snag one.
This post has been updated from a previous version.