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.
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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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