If you are looking to enjoy a movie outdoors this summer, there are lots of local options to consider.
DC Outdoor Films website offers a very comprehensive list which includes locations in DC, Maryland and Virginia.
Here are a few popular ones:
Golden Cinema Series
Golden Triange BID offers outdoor movies Friday nights through July.
Movies on the Potomac
National Harbor offers movies on Sunday nights through September 27.
Screen on the Green
Outdoor movies on the National Mall in DC
Don’t forget about Bengie’s Drive-in Movie Theater in the Baltimore area. It’s a good hour drive from most of our cluster, but well worth it for the experience if you’ve never been to a drive-in movie. Check out my blog post about Bengie’s Drive-in.
Screen on the Green is a favorite Washington, DC summer tradition. Bring a blanket to the National Mall on a warm night and watch a classic film on a gigantic movie screen. Films are shown on Monday nights beginning at dusk, around 8:30-9:00 p.m. People start to claim their spots on the lawn as early as 5 p.m. Movies play except in extreme weather and there are no rain days.
Screen on the Green 2011
Mondays, July 25 – August 15
- July 25 – In the Heat of the Night
- August 1 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- August 8 – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
- August 15 – Cool Hand Luke
National Mall between 8th and 14th Streets, Washington DC.
Transportation and Parking
The best way to get to the National Mall is by Metro. The closest stations are Archives/Navy Memorial, Smithsonian and L’Enfant Plaza. Public parking is very limited in this part of the city. On-street parking in Washington, DC is restricted during the evening rush hour. Read more about parking near the National Mall.
Screen on the Green Hotline: 1-877-262-5866