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DC's Outdoor Movies

DC's Outdoor Movies

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Union Market Drive-In

Union Market, 1309 5th Street NE 20002

The new Union Market opened in 2012, and in 2013 it began its annual drive-in. DC Rollergirls act as carhops, delivering concessions from the market’s stalls. Though it’s free for those without cars, people who prefer to drive are encouraged to book tickets in advance at the price of $10 per car.

First Friday of the month; May 11 to November 2

$10 per car; free for walk-ins

Movies begin at different times depending on the month; check the schedule for exact times

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Adams Morgan Movie Nights

Marie H Reed Recreation Center Soccer Field; 2200 Champlain St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Adams Morgan Movie Nights have been going for five years. Many local restaurants offer meal deals for movie-goers.

Tuesdays, May 15 to June 26


Movies begin 30 minutes after dark

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Golden Cinema

Farragut Square, 912 17th St NW, 20006

Now in its fifth year, Golden Cinema is run by the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, a non-profit dedicated to enhance quality of life in the Golden Triangle neighborhood, which stretches from the southern end of Dupont Circle to Pennsylvania Avenue.

Fridays, June 1 to August 3


Movies begin at sunset

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Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie Series

Canal Park, 200 M Street SE, 20003

Canal Park sits on the site of the former Washington City Canal, which connected the Anacostia River to the National Mall. In the early 20th century, the canal was paved over. In 2010, construction began on Canal Street to build a park. Today, the environmentally-friendly Canal Park features an ice-skating rink during the winter and a dancing fountain in the summer, along with the outdoor movie series and other events.

Thursdays; June 7 to August 9


Movies begin at sundown


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Dumbarton House Jane Austen Film Festival

Dumbarton House, 2715 Q Street, NW

Dumbarton House is a federal-style mansion in Georgetown that dates back to 1799. It’s now a museum that shows what life was like in early 19th-century Washington. This is the 7th annual Jane Austen Film Festival.

Wednesdays; July 11- August 1

Tickets are $6 per film or $20 for all four films

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Congressional Cemetery Cinematery

Congressional Cemetery; 1801 E Street, SE

Run by the Association for the Preservation of the Historic Congressional Cemetery in order to build community engagement with the historic burial ground, the four summer movie nights are just part of the long lineup of events and activities the cemetery has to offer. The four movies are all supernatural or spooky.

One Friday a month; July 20 to September 14

Free; $10 suggested donation

Movies begin around 8, but times vary

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NoMa Summer Screen

The Lot; 1150 1st Street NE

The 2018 theme is Wonder Woman, with movies ranging from Mad Max: Fury Road to Matilda.

Wednesdays; June 6 to August 29


Movies begin at sunset

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Rosslyn Cinema

Gateway Park; 1300 Lee Highway

The Rosslyn Cinema is set up at the stepped Gateway Park on the edge of Arlington. Starting at 5:00 pm is Pub in the Park, where beer, wine, sangria, and popcorn are sold until the movie begins.

Fridays; June 8 to August 24


Movies begin at dusk

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Georgetown Sunset Cinema

Waterfront Park; 3303 Water St NW

The Georgetown Sunset Cinema takes place in Waterfront Park along the Potomac. Local restaurants and bars have discounts and deals if you mention Sunset Cinema.

Sundays; July 10 to August 7


Movies begin at sunset


Avalon Theatre

Avalon Theatre