Your Summer 2017 Guide to Outdoor Movies in the DMV

The 2017 roundup of free (and almost free) movie nights in the DMV

Have you ever wanted to take in a movie while lying underneath the stars? Well, here's your chance.

There are plenty of free outdoor movie series happening all around town, and lucky for you, we've taken the time to compile this 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 other issues. Please check with each movie series' official website to verify dates and times before you head out.


Adams Morgan Movie Nights -- Because of construction at its previous location, this year's film series will be held at the soccer field at Walter Pierce Park. Movies begin half an hour after sunset.

June 21: Beach Party featuring "Jaws"


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

June 22: "Doctor Strange"

June 29: "Secret Life of Pets"

July 6: "Grease"

July 13: "Moana"

July 20: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

July 27: "Arrival"

Aug. 3: "La La Land"

Aug. 10: "Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them"

Aug. 17: "Beauty and the Beast" (2017)

D.C. Department of Recreation Family Movie Nights -- Movie locations vary but all are held at D.C. rec centers; see website here for complete schedule. July 26-Sept. 16.

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

July 11 – "A League of Their Own"

July 18 – "Hidden Figures"

July 25 – "Brooklyn"

August 1 – "Erin Brockovich"

August 8 – "The Devil Wears Prada" 

Golden Triangle: Golden Cinema Series -- Farragut Square Park, Connecticut Avenue NW and K Street NW. Movies begin at sunset. Aug. 11 and Aug. 18 will serve as rain dates. 

June 23: "The Princess Bride"

June 30: "Dirty Dancing"

July 7: "Ghostbusters" (2016)

July 14: "Finding Dory"

July 21: "Big"

July 28: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

August 4: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

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 21: "Election"

June 28: "Lincoln"  

July 5: "All the President’s Men" 

July 12: "Man of the Year" 

July 19: "First Kid"  

July 26: "Wag the Dog"

Aug. 2: "The Ides of March" 

Aug. 9: "Legally Blonde: Red, White & Blonde" 

Aug. 16: "Lee Daniels' The Butler"  

Aug. 23: "White House Down"  

Aug. 30: **Rain Date**


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

July 18: "The Wizard of Oz"

July 19: "Field of Dreams"

July 20: "Dead Poets Society"

July 21: "Hidden Figures"

July 22: "La La Land"

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

Aug. 24: "Moana"

Aug. 25: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

Aug. 26: "The LEGO Batman Movie"

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.

June 22: "Passengers"

June 25: "Babe" and "Sing"

June 29: "Hitch"

July 2: "Mary Poppins"

July 6: "Invictus"

July 9: "Annie" (2014)

July 13: "Mean Girls"

July 16: "Happy Feet" and "Frozen"

July 20: "Love & Basketball"

July 23: "The BFG"

July 27: "Meet the Parents"

July 30: "Monsters, Inc."

Aug. 3: "The Blind Slide"

Aug. 6: "Space Jam"

Aug. 10: "Central Intelligence"

Aug. 13: "The Karate Kid" (1984) and "The Karate Kid" (2010)

Aug. 17: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

Aug. 20: "The Mighty Ducks"

Aug. 24: "Top Gun"

Aug. 27: "Remember the Titans"

Aug. 31: "Rocky"

Sept. 3: "Cinderella" (1997) and "Cinderella" (1950)

Sept. 7: "Footloose"

Sept. 10: "The Little Mermaid"

Sept. 14: "Sleepless in Seattle"

Sept. 17: "Mulan"

Sept. 21: "Back to the Future"

Sept. 24: "Beauty and the Beast" (1991)

Sept. 28: "Beauty and the Beast" (2017) 

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.

June 24: "The Martian"

July 1: "Air Force One"

July 8: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

July 15: "Slumdog Millionaire"

July 22: "The Thin Man"

July 29: "La La Land"

Aug. 5: "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962)

Aug. 12: "16 Candles"

Aug. 19: "Moana"

Aug. 26: "The Princess Bride"

Sept. 2: "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation"

Sept. 9: "Cool Hand Luke

Sept. 16: "Roman Holiday"

Sept. 23: Mainstreet Music Fest -- no movie

Sept. 30: "Now You See Me"

Oct. 28: "Kong: Skull Island"


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

July 14: "Moana"

July 15: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

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

June 21: "The Jungle Book"

June 28: "The Angry Bird" 

July 5: "Pete's Dragon"

July 12: "Sing"

July 19: "Alice Through the Looking Glass" 

July 26: "The Secret Life of Pets" 

Aug. 2: "The LEGO Batman Movie" 

Aug. 9: "Moana" 

Aug. 16: "Finding Dory"

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

July 15: "Zootopia"

Aug. 19: "Beauty and the Beast"

Sept. 16: "Moana"

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

June 30: "The LEGO Batman Movie"

July 28: "Secret Life of Pets"

Aug. 25: "Inside Out"

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

June 24: "The Princess Bride"

July 8: "Kubo and the Two Strings"

July 22: "The LEGO Batman Movie"

August 5: "The Sandlot"

August 19: "Beauty and the Beast"

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

June 23: "Chuck Berry Hail, Hail Rock and Roll"  

June 30: "The Beach Boys, Doin' it Again"

July 7: "Down From the Mountain" 

July 14: "The Last Waltz" 

July 21: "Song of Lahore" 

July 28: "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan" 

August 4: "Les Paul: Live in New York City" 

August 11: "Chicago in Chicago" 

August 18: "Michael Jackson’s This is It"

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

June 22: "La Bamba" 

June 29: "Spaceballs" 

July 6: "Dirty Dancing" (1987)

July 13: "Raising Arizona" 

July 20: "The Princess Bride"

July 27: "Romancing the Stone" 

August 3: "Big" 

August 10: "Weekend at Bernie's" 

August 17: "Cocoon" 

August 24: "Moonstruck" 

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

June 3: "9 to 5" 

June 10: "Wall Street" 

June 17: "Die Hard" 

June 24: "Moonstruck" 

July 1: "Good Morning, Vietnam"

July 8: "Dirty Dancing" 

July 15: "Predator"

July 22: "The Verdict" 

July 29: "Broadcast News" 

Aug. 5: "Big" 

Aug. 12: "The War of the Roses" 

Aug. 19: "Say Anything" 

Aug. 26: "The Man with One Red Shoe" 

Sept. 2: "The Princess Bride" 

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

June 24: "The Secret Life of Pets"

July 2: "Shaun the Sheep"

July 1: "The BFG"

July 8: "Mighty Ducks"

July 15: "Finding Nemo"

July 22: "Finding Dory"

July 29: "Sing"

Aug. 5: "A Dog's Purpose"

Aug. 12: "Storks"

Aug. 19: "Angry Birds"

Aug. 26: "Princess Bride"

Sept. 3: "Babe"

Sept. 9: "The LEGO Batman Movie"

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

June 23: "National Lampoon's European Vacation"

June 30: "Some Like It Hot"

July 7: "Golden Eye"

July 14: "The Father of the Bride"

July 21: "Moana"

July 28: "The Wizard of Oz"

Aug. 4: "When Harry Met Sally"

Aug. 11: "The LEGO Batman Movie"

Aug. 18: "The Avengers"

Aug. 25: "Mary Poppins"

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

Aug. 5: "Moana"

Aug. 12: "Finding Dory"

Aug. 19: "Zootopia"

Aug. 26: "Storks"

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