Monday, July 20, 2009

Outdoor Movies Galore in the District

There seem to be an overwhelming amount of free (or cheap) movie screenings around the district this week.  I thought I'd do a quick roundup of all the options so as not to miss out on any of the fun!

Screen on the Green is finally back and starting up tonight with Steven Spielberg's "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" located on the Mall between 4th and 7th NW.  I went last year and it was a lot of fun picnicking and relaxing outdoors.  You need to get there early to get a good blanket spot though.

Wednesday night there are three different film options around town.  
The Big Lebowski is playing at The Capitol Skyline Pool.  You can relax around the pool for their "dive-in" screening as well as participate in water bowling, costume contest and more.  Tickets $10 before or $12 at the door, and costs include one free White Russian.
A free screening of The Royal Tenenbaums at Asylum.  Apparently they do free Wes Anderson movies every Wednesday. (this is the only one not outdoors, but I felt an obligation to share)
Also a free showing of Scratch at the NOMA Summer Screen.  They show films and documentaries about music every Wednesday with a similar setup to Screen on the Green, but by NY Ave Metro.  And more of a music theme.

Thursday night is 80's Bike-in Movie Night by the Capitol River Front.  This week they are showing Top Gun so make sure to bring your hot sunglasses and a blanket.  They have free bike valet and slap bracelet giveaways, which totally sweetens the deal.

Friday night Short Circuit is showing at Rosslyn Gateway Park.  They also have an 80's movie theme and in the coming weeks other favorites will be shown such as Pretty in Pink, Ghostbusters, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

So make sure to bust out those picnic blankets and lawn chairs and get your fill of outdoor movies this week!

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