Your Summer 2016 Guide to Outdoor Movies in the DMV

The 2016 roundup of free (and almost free) movie nights in the DMV

Prep your picnic baskets, round up your friends and get ready for summer movie season in the DMV. As always, there are plenty of free outdoor movie series happening all around town, and lucky for you, we've taken the time to compile this nearly endless list. Scroll on for everything you need to know about where and when you can spend an evening in front of the big screen. 

NOTE: Film schedules are subject to change due to weather and such things. Please check with each movie series' official website to verify dates and times before you head out.


Adams Morgan Movie Nights -- Marie Reed Elementary School Field, corner of 18th Street NW and California Avenue NW. Movies begin half an hour after sunset.

May 24: "Selma"

May 31: "Rebel Without a Cause"

June 7: "School of Rock"

June 14: "Pretty in Pink"

June 21: "Inside Out"

Capitol Riverfront: Front Flicks -- Canal Park, 250 M St. SE. Movies begin at sunset.

June 2: "Ocean's Eleven"

June 9: "Inside Out"

June 16: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

June 23: "Hitch"

June 30: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

July 7: "Mean Girls"

July 14: "Jurassic World"

July 21: "Minions"

July 28: "Creed"

August 4: "Pitch Perfect 2"

Aug. 11: "The Martian"

Aug. 18: "Skyfall"

Georgetown Sunset Cinema -- Georgetown Waterfront Park, intersection of K and Water Streets and Cecil Pl. NW. Movies begin at sunset. 

July 5: "Planet of the Apes"

July 12: "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

July 19: "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"

July 26: "Thelma & Louise"

Aug. 2: "Into the Wild"

Golden Triangle: Golden Cinema Series -- Farragut Square Park, Connecticut Avenue NW and K Street NW. Movies begin at sunset.

May 20: "American President"

May 27: "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"

June 3: "Mars Attacks!"

June 10: "Dave"

June 17: "Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"

June 24: "The Butler"

July 1: "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde"

July 8: "Clear and Present Danger"

July 15: "Manchurian Candidate"

July 22: "National Treasure: Book of Secrets"

NoMa Family Film Night -- NoMa Junction at Storey Park, 1005 First St. NE. Movies begin at sunset.

June 21: "Home"

July 19: "Up"

August 16: "Zootopia"

NoMa Summer Screen -- NoMa Junction at Storey Park, 1005 First St. NE. Movies begin at sunset.

June 1: "Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark"

June 8: "The Princess Bride"

June 15: "Guardians of the Galaxy"

June 22: "Jumanji"

June 29: "Fast Five"

July 6: "Pee Wee's Big Adventure"

July 13: "Life of Pi"

July 20: "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

July 27: "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"

Aug. 3: "Apollo 13"

Aug. 10: "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

Aug. 17: "Jurassic Park"


Bethesda Outdoor Movies -- Woodmont Triangle, corner of Norfolk and Auburn avenues. Movies begin at 9 p.m.

July 26: "Pretty in Pink"

July 27: "Manhattan Murder Mystery"

July 28: "Brooklyn"

July 29: "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"

July 30: "Creed"

Strathmore Comcast Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival -- Strathmore Gudelsky Gazebo, 5301 Tuckerman Ln., North Bethesda. Movies begin at 9 p.m. 

Aug. 20: "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back"

Aug. 21: "Minions"

Aug. 22: "The Wizard of Oz"

National Harbor Movies on the Potomac -- National Harbor Plaza, 137 National Plaza, Fort Washington. Thursday movies begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday movies begin at 6 p.m.

May 19: "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"

May 22: "Finding Nemo"

May 26: "Sleepless in Seattle"

May 29: "Monsters, Inc."

June 2: "Crazy, Stupid, Love"

June 5: "Meet the Robinsons"

June 9: "Interstellar"

June 12: "Toy Story 3"

June 16: "Hitch"

June 19: "Maleficent"

June 23: "Dirty Dancing"

June 26: "Minions"

June 30: TBD by online poll

July 3: "Surf's Up"

July 7: "Jurassic World"

July 10: "The Smurfs"

July 14: "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"

July 17: "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"

July 21: "Hot Pursuit"

July 24: "Brave"

July 28: "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"

July 31: TBD by online poll

Aug. 4: "Remember the Titans"

Aug. 7: "Cars"

Aug. 11: "The Longest Yard"

Aug. 14: "The Karate Kid"

Aug. 18: "Zoolander"

Aug. 21: "Hook"

Aug. 25: TBD by online poll

Aug. 28: "Cool Runnings"

Sept. 1: "Casino Royale"

Sept. 4: "Tomorrowland"

Sept. 8: "Men in Black"

Sept. 11: "Wreck it Ralph"

Sept. 15: "Ocean's 11"

Sept. 18: "Zootopia"

Sept. 22: "Meet the Parents"

Sept. 25: TBD by online poll

Sept. 29: "Ocean's 12"

Summer Movies at The Wine Bin -- 8390 Main St., Ellicott City. Movies begin at 9 p.m. in May, June, July and August, and at 8 p.m. in September.

May 27: "Skyfall"

May 28: "Live and Let Die"

June 4: "Grease"

June 11: "Moonstruck"

June 18: "Sideways"

June 25: "Wedding Singer"

July 2: "Top Gun"

July 9: "Chef"

July 16: "Pitch Perfect"

July 23: "Raising Arizona"

July 30: "Adventures of Robin Hood"

Aug. 6: "Sixteen Candles"

Aug. 13: "To Catch a Thief"

Aug. 20: "Manchurian Candidate"

Aug. 27: "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope"

Sept. 3: "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"

Sept. 10: "Cinema Paradiso"

Sept. 17: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Oct. 27: "Wizard of Oz"


Alexandria Comcast Outdoor Film Festival -- Waterfront Park, 1 Prince St., Alexandria. Movies begin at 8:30 p.m.

July 15: "Inside Out"

July 16: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Bush Tabernacle Summer Movie and Skate Nights -- 250 South Nursery Ave., Purcellville. Movies begin at 7 p.m.

June 24: "The Lego Movie"

July 1: "Maleficent"

July 8: "Earth to Echo"

July 15: "The Boxtrolls"

July 22: "Paddington"

July 29: "Mulan"

Aug. 5: "Toy Story 3"

Aug. 12: "Monsters University"

Aug. 19: "Into the Woods"

Aug. 26: "Big Hero 6"

Cinema Del Ray -- Mount Vernon Recreation Center Fields, 2017 Belle View Blvd., Alexandria. Movies begin at sunset.

May 21: "Inside Out"

June 18: "The Peanuts Movie"

July 16: "Toy Story"

Aug. 20: "Aladdin"

Sept. 17: "Kung Fu Panda 3"

Four Mile Summer Movie Series -- 4109 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Movies begin at sunset.

May 27: "Minions"

June 24: "The Goonies"

July 29: "Back to the Future"

Aug. 26: "Zootopia"

Lake Anne Summer Film Festival -- Lake Anne Plaza, 11404 Washington Plaza W., Reston. Movies begin at sunset. 

July 8: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

July 22: "Toy Story"

Aug. 12: "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

Aug. 26: "Lady Sings the Blues"

Lovettsville's Movies on the Green -- Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way, Lovettsville. Movies begin at sunset.

June 10: "Guardians of the Galaxy"

June 24: "School of Rock"

July 8: "Princess Bride"

July 22: "Mary Poppins"

August 12: "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope"

August 26: "The Peanuts Movie"

Mosaic District Films in the Park -- Strawberry Park, 2910 District Ave., Fairfax. Movies begin at 7 p.m.

June 3: "Finding Nemo"

June 10: "The Goonies"

June 17: "Back to the Future"

July 1: "Field of Dreams"

July 8: "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"

July 15: "Babe the Gallant Pig"

July 22: "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

July 29: "The Princess and the Frog"

Aug. 5: "Cool Runnings"

Aug. 12: "Aladdin"

Aug. 19: "A League of Their Own"

Aug. 26: "Karate Kid"

Movies at Arlington Mill -- 909 S Dinwiddie St., Arlington. Movies begin at sunset.

Aug. 11: "Kung Fu Panda 3"

Aug. 18: "Maze Runner: Scorch Trials"

Sept. 1: "The Peanuts Movie"

Sept. 8: "Brooklyn"

Sept. 15: "He Named Me Malala"

Movies at Penrose Square -- 2501 9th Road S., Arlington. Movies begin at Sunset.

June 4: "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water"

June 11: "The Martian"

June 18: "Belle"

June 25: "The Fault in Our Stars"

July 2: "Juno"

July 9: "Fantastic Four"

July 16: "The Book Thief"

July 23: "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"

July 30: "Moulin Rouge"

Aug. 6: "Joy"

Aug. 13: "All That Jazz"

Aug. 20: "The Devil Wears Prada"

Aug. 27: "The Princess Bride"

Sept. 3: "Spotlight"

Sept. 10: "That Sugar Film"

Sept. 17: "Water"

Movies Under the Stars -- Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 14900 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge. Movies begin at 7 p.m.

May 21: "Jurassic World"

May 28: "Hotel Transylvania 2"

June 4: "Snow White"

June 11: "The Good Dinosaur"

June 18: "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"

June 25: "Minions"

July 2: "Shaun the Sheep"

July 9: "Planet 51"

July 16: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

July 23: "Open Season"

July 30: "Pixels"

Aug. 6: "Inside Out"

Aug. 13: "Max"

Aug. 20: "Gnomeo and Juliet"

Aug. 27: "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"

Sept. 3: "Karate Kid"

Sept. 10: "Zootopia"

Rossyln Cinema Outdoor Movie Festival -- Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway, Arlington. Movies begin at 8 p.m.

June 3: "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"

June 10: "Beethoven 2"

June 17: "Eat, Pray, Love"

June 24: "Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark"

July 1: "Coming to America"

July 8: "Dirty Dancing"

July 15: "Finding Nemo"

July 22: "Casablanca"

July 29: "Top Gun"

Aug. 5: "Up"

Aug. 12: "Roman Holiday"

Aug. 19: "Casino Royale"

Aug. 26: "The Notebook"

Starlight Cinema Centreville -- 5875 Trinity Parkway, Centreville. Movies begin at sunset.

Aug. 6: "Minions"

Aug. 13: "Inside Out"

Aug. 20: "The Good Dinosaur"

Aug. 27: "Home"

Village at Leesburg Movies Under the Stars -- 1603 Village Market Blvd. Movies begin at 8:30 p.m.

June 15: "Hotel Transylvania"

June 29: "Despicable Me"

July 13: "Hook"

July 27: "Frozen"

Aug. 10: "Finding Nemo"

Aug. 24: "Inside Out"

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