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Washington Summer Guide 2011: Outdoor Movie Festivals in Washington

Take a break from Netflix with these outdoor film festivals. Get there early to stake out a good seat.

Photograph of Crystal Screen by Stephen Elliot

Screen on the Green
July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15
The Mall between Eighth and Fourteenth Sts., NW.
Theme: Click here for titles, or follow @sotgindc on Twitter for details.

NoMa Summer Screen
Wednesdays, May 18 through August 3, 7 pm.
Lot on L St. between Second and Third sts., NE.
Theme: Trains.

Front Flicks at the Capitol Riverfront
Thursdays, May 26 through July 28, 8:45 pm.
Tingey Plaza, 100 Tingey St., SE.
Theme: Best of the Oscars.

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival
Fridays, April 29 through August 26, dusk.
Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington.
Theme: Saturday Night Live in the movies.

U Street Movie Series

Selected Tuesdays, May through October, 7 pm.
Harrison Field, 1330 V St., NW.
Theme: Movies about Washington.

Bethesda Outdoor Movies: Stars on the Avenue
July 26 through 30, 9 pm.
Corner of Norfolk and Auburn aves., Bethesda.
Theme: Classics such as Rocky as well as recent hits such as The Social Network.

Crystal Screen
Mondays, June 6 through August 29, dusk.
1851 S. Bell St., Arlington.
Theme: Movies by the numbers.

Hirshhorn Summer Camp Film Series

Thursdays, June 16 through 30, 7 pm.
Hirshhorn, Seventh St. and Independence Ave., SW.
Theme: Martian movies.

This article appears in the June 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.

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