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Screen on the Green: Saved!

Good news for fans of free film everywhere! Screen on the Green, the free movie series that takes place every summer on the Mall, has been saved from its previous cancellation and will go on as planned this year. 

Comcast and the Trust for the National Mall stepped up to help with financial obligations for the film fest, and HBO will remained involved as well.

Executives for all three organizations said that fan grassroot efforts played a large role in reviving the series.

Due to the last-minute arrangement, Screen on the Green will be cut down from five screenings to four, with the first showing being "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" on July 20, reports the Washington Post.

Hooray! Are you relieved? What movies would you like to see play this year at Screen on the Green? And don't forget—there are tons of other free film fests happening all over the city this summer.