Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer Film Festivals in DC

Iron Man kicks off Capitol Riverfront: Front Flicks

Air conditioning is overrated, don't you think? Perhaps that's going a bit too far; but summer is all about becoming one with nature, and nothing beats seeing an outdoor movie... for free. The DC Metropolitan area is jam-packed with summer film festivals (all of 'em free.) Here's a rundown of this year's offerings.

Washington, DC

Capitol Riverfront: Front Flicks
Where? Movies are held at Tingey Plaza just one block from the Navy Yard Metro (New Jersey Avenue exit) behind the U.S. Department of Transportation building.

June 13: Iron Man
June 20: Batman and Robin
June 27: The Hulk
July 11: Batman Begins
July 18: Thor
July 25: The Dark Knight
Aug. 1: The Avengers
Aug. 8: The Dark Knight Rises
Aug. 15: Green Lantern

Dupont Festival: Cinema in the Circle

June 21: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Family Night at Sursum Corda

June 18: How to Train Your Dragon
July 9: Brave
July 23: The Incredibles
Aug. 6: Toy Story 3

Golden Triangle: Golden Cinema Series
Where? Heurich House Museum

June 7: Casablanca
June 14: Rear Window
June 28: Some Like It Hot
July 5: Yankee Doodle Dandy
July 12: The Philadelphia Story

Jane Austen Outdoor Film Series, Dumbarton Oaks

June 12: Becoming Jane
July 10:  Mansfield Park
Aug. 7: Pride & Prejudice

NoMa Summer Screen: Outlaw Heroes

May 22: Indiana Jones: Last Crusade
May 29: Star Trek
June 5: The Princess Bride
June 12: The Italian Job
June 19: Goonies
June 26: The Breakfast Club
July 3: The Fugitive
July 10: Bridesmaids
July 17: Moonrise Kingdom
July 24: True Grit
July 31: Hunger Games
Aug. 7: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Aug. 14: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Screen on the Green

July 22: E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
July 29: Norma Rae
Aug. 5: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Aug. 12: Tootsie


Bethesda Outdoor Movies

July 23: The Princess Bride
July 24: Rear Window
July 25: Back to the Future
July 26: The Hunger Games
July 27: Life of Pi

NIH Outdoor Film Festival

August 16: Oz the Great and Powerful
August 17: Skyfall
August 18: The Amazing Spider-Man

Rockville Town Square: Movies on the Square

June 19: Skyfall
June 26: The Dark Knight Rises
July 3: Life of Pi
July 10: The Hunger Games
July 17: Men in Black 3
July 24: Wreck-It Ralph
July 31: Big
Aug. 7: The Avengers
Aug. 14: Les Miserables
Aug. 21: Hotel Transylvania


Alexandria Comcast Outdoor Film Festival

July 19: Skyfall
July 20: Rise of the Guardians

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival

May 17: The Breakfast Club
May 24: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
May 31: Clueless
June 7: Risky Business
June 14: Can't Buy Me Love
June 21: Easy A
June 28: 10 Things I Hate About You
July 5: Bring It On
July 12: Pretty in Pink
July 19: She's All That
July 26: Fame
August 2: Can't Hardly Wait
August 9: Sixteen Candles
August 16: High School Musical 3: Senior Year
August 23: American Graffiti
August 30: Grease