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Where to watch movies outdoors in D.C. this summer, mapped

See what flicks to look forward to at 9 different locations

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For those who love the great outdoors as much as they love critically acclaimed movies, this map is sure to lead the way for some great nights on the town. Here’s where to bring a blanket and enjoy outdoor movies in Washington, D.C. this summer, from Union Market to Farragut Square. Make sure to check the schedule in case of rain-outs, and here are even more outdoor movies around the area to enjoy.

The mapped locations have been ordered from west to east.

This post was originally published in 2017 and has been updated with the 2018 movie schedules.

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1. Georgetown Sunset Cinema

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33rd St. NW
Washington, D.C.

Films start around sunset at Potomac River and Key Bridge, with a spectacular backdrop for each film.

July 10: Dirty Dancing

July 17: Pitch Perfect 

July 24: Footloose 

July 31: Dreamgirls

August 7: Grease

2. Adams Morgan Movie Nights

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Adams Mill Rd.
Washington, D.C.

Head to the Marie Reed Soccer Field at 1777 California Street NW, where the film will start 30 minutes after dark.

June 26 - The Big Lebowski 

Photo via Ted Eytan

3. Golden Cinema

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901 17th St NW
Washington, D.C.

Movies begin at sunset in Farragut Park, as part of Golden Triangle BID’s Farragut Fridays event series. 

June 29 – Beauty and the Beast (2017)

July 6 – Back to the Future

July 13 – Coco

uly 20 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

July 27 – Casablanca

August 3 – Black Panther

Photo via Wikimedia Commons/AgnosticPreachersKid

4. Movie Nights In Chinatown Park

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600 I St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Head to Chinatown Park for this summer’s Asian and Pacific Islander-themed movies.

Aug. 15 - The Scent of Green Papaya (Vietnamese with English subtitles)

Sept. 21 - Kung Fu Panda 3

Photo via Shutterstock/Jon Bilous

5. NoMa Summer Screen

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1005 1st St NE
Washington, D.C.

Head to The Lot at 1150 First Street NE for this year’s selection of films with strong female leads. Some movie dates will include freebies like bags of popcorn or popsicles as supplies last. 

July 11 - Matilda

July 18 - League of Their Own

Aug. 1 - Pitch Perfect

Aug. 8 - Moana

Aug. 15 - Thelma & Louise

Aug. 22 - Ghostbusters (2016) 

Aug. 29 - Wonder Woman

Sept. 5 - Mad Max: Fury Road

Sept. 12 - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Photo via Ted Eytan

6. Library of Congress Movies on the Lawn

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101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, D.C.

This six-film event will happen every Thursday from July into August at sundown at the north lawn of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, across the street from the U.S. Capitol.

July 12 - Field of Dreams

July 19 - The Goonies

July 26 - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Aug. 2 - Back to the Future

Aug. 9 - Superman (1978) 

Aug. 16 -The Wizard of Oz

7. Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Film Series 

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200 M St SE
Washington, D.C.

Arrive at Canal Park as early as 7:00 pm for movies that begin at sundown.

June 28 - Easy A

July 5 - National Treasure

July 12 - A League of Their Own

July 19 - The Greatest Showman

July 26 - Coco

Aug. 2 - Black Panther

Aug. 9 - Wonder Woman

8. Bard in the Park

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200 M St SE
Washington, D.C.

Shakespeare-influenced movies will begin at sundown on a big screen at Capitol Riverfront.

Aug. 16 - The Lion King

Aug. 23 - Kiss Me, Kate

Photo via Ken Lund

9. Union Market D.C. Drive-In

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1309 5th St NE
Washington, D.C.

Union Market hosts a good old-fashioned drive-in every year, and this one goes into November.

July 6 - Like Water for Chocolate

August 3 - Black Panther

September 7 - The Lion King

October 5 - Cool Runnings

November 2 - Hocus Pocus

Union Market Photo via Tom Bridge

1. Georgetown Sunset Cinema

33rd St. NW, Washington, D.C.

Films start around sunset at Potomac River and Key Bridge, with a spectacular backdrop for each film.

July 10: Dirty Dancing

July 17: Pitch Perfect 

July 24: Footloose 

July 31: Dreamgirls

August 7: Grease

33rd St. NW
Washington, D.C.

2. Adams Morgan Movie Nights

Adams Mill Rd., Washington, D.C.
Photo via Ted Eytan

Head to the Marie Reed Soccer Field at 1777 California Street NW, where the film will start 30 minutes after dark.

June 26 - The Big Lebowski 

Adams Mill Rd.
Washington, D.C.

3. Golden Cinema

901 17th St NW, Washington, D.C.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons/AgnosticPreachersKid

Movies begin at sunset in Farragut Park, as part of Golden Triangle BID’s Farragut Fridays event series. 

June 29 – Beauty and the Beast (2017)

July 6 – Back to the Future

July 13 – Coco

uly 20 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

July 27 – Casablanca

August 3 – Black Panther

901 17th St NW
Washington, D.C.

4. Movie Nights In Chinatown Park

600 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Photo via Shutterstock/Jon Bilous

Head to Chinatown Park for this summer’s Asian and Pacific Islander-themed movies.

Aug. 15 - The Scent of Green Papaya (Vietnamese with English subtitles)

Sept. 21 - Kung Fu Panda 3

600 I St NW
Washington, DC 20001

5. NoMa Summer Screen

1005 1st St NE, Washington, D.C.
Photo via Ted Eytan

Head to The Lot at 1150 First Street NE for this year’s selection of films with strong female leads. Some movie dates will include freebies like bags of popcorn or popsicles as supplies last. 

July 11 - Matilda

July 18 - League of Their Own

Aug. 1 - Pitch Perfect

Aug. 8 - Moana

Aug. 15 - Thelma & Louise

Aug. 22 - Ghostbusters (2016) 

Aug. 29 - Wonder Woman

Sept. 5 - Mad Max: Fury Road

Sept. 12 - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

1005 1st St NE
Washington, D.C.

6. Library of Congress Movies on the Lawn

101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, D.C.

This six-film event will happen every Thursday from July into August at sundown at the north lawn of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, across the street from the U.S. Capitol.

July 12 - Field of Dreams

July 19 - The Goonies

July 26 - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Aug. 2 - Back to the Future

Aug. 9 - Superman (1978) 

Aug. 16 -The Wizard of Oz

101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, D.C.

7. Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Film Series 

200 M St SE, Washington, D.C.

Arrive at Canal Park as early as 7:00 pm for movies that begin at sundown.

June 28 - Easy A

July 5 - National Treasure

July 12 - A League of Their Own

July 19 - The Greatest Showman

July 26 - Coco

Aug. 2 - Black Panther

Aug. 9 - Wonder Woman

200 M St SE
Washington, D.C.

8. Bard in the Park

200 M St SE, Washington, D.C.
Photo via Ken Lund

Shakespeare-influenced movies will begin at sundown on a big screen at Capitol Riverfront.

Aug. 16 - The Lion King

Aug. 23 - Kiss Me, Kate

200 M St SE
Washington, D.C.

9. Union Market D.C. Drive-In

1309 5th St NE, Washington, D.C.
Union Market Photo via Tom Bridge

Union Market hosts a good old-fashioned drive-in every year, and this one goes into November.

July 6 - Like Water for Chocolate

August 3 - Black Panther

September 7 - The Lion King

October 5 - Cool Runnings

November 2 - Hocus Pocus

1309 5th St NE
Washington, D.C.