Washingtonian.com confirmed earlier today that the much-loved summer movie series, Screen on the Green, will not take place this year. A representative at the National Park Service said that HBO would not bring back the event. The local blog We Love DC first reported on it here.
In years past, HBO has partnered with AOL to put on the weekly screenings. No word yet on whether another sponsor will step forward to keep the tradition alive.
In the hours since the news broke, a Facebook group has already been formed. It's called Save Screen on the Green!, and it's purpose is just that—to save the free movie series. As of this writing, the group has 74 fans.
While losing this summertime staple is a shame—what will we do come Monday nights in July?!—there are plenty of other free movie options to be had. We're putting together a list of where you can catch free flicks throughout the Washington area. Lick your Screen-on-the-Green-induced wounds today, then check back early next week for our roundup.