WASHINGTON – It’s that time of year again. With summer comes warm weather, green grass and plenty of outdoor movies. Make sure to pack blankets, chairs and some bug spray, just in case.
On the National Mall, cowboys, heiresses and serial killers come together at this year’s Screen on the Green. The projectors light up Monday, July 16 for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” Three more screenings will follow.
This year’s schedule and location have been changed to accommodate ongoing construction. Movies start at sunset and will be shown on a giant 20-foot by 40- foot screen between 7th and 12th streets Northwest.
Below is the complete lineup:
Also in D.C. is the NoMa Summer Screen, which kicked off May 23. This festival features food trucks and music before screenings, so make sure to arrive early with cash in hand for food and drinks. And since the world is supposed to end this year – according to the Mayans, anyway – the theme is appropriately the end of days:
If you live in Virginia, head to the 2012 Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival where “Every Night is Election Night.” Politically themed movies will be shown every Friday from June through September at Gateway Park near the Key Bridge.
See the schedule below:
Love is in the air at Crystal City’s outdoor movie series, with romantic comedies dominating the screen at 1850 S. Bell Street. These run every Monday through August 27 starting at sunset:
Bethesda residents will have to wait a bit longer. The lineup for the five-night movies series has not been announced. Check the website for updates.
If these festivals don’t tickle your fancy, there are several more throughout the region. Click here for a complete list of D.C., Maryland and Virginia locations.
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