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Where to Find D.C.'s Spots for Outdoor Movie Watching

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Summer is around the corner and the obnoxious 90 degree temperatures are evidence enough of that! More evidence: the area's outdoor film screenings are starting to crop up all over the metro area. We've mapped out the locations of all of the free outdoor movie screenings that we could find. If we've missed one, let us know in the comments and we'll add it in.

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1. Screen on the Green

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Constitution Avenue Northwest & 7th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20408

This series, run by HBO, is in its 14th year on the National Mall and has four screenings this summer. The movies begin on Mondays at sundown and run from July 16th through August 6th. Photo by Kevin Harber.

2. Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movies

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M Street Southeast & 2nd Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003

The movies run on Thursday nights this summer, starting tonight at 8:45 p.m. The theme this year is Marvel vs. DC Comics.

3. NoMa Summer Screen

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2nd Street Northeast & L Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

This season's theme, which started on May 22nd and runs through August 14th focuses on Outlaw Heroes with movies as diverse as Moonrise Kingdom and Ferris Bueller's Day Off making the cut. The gatherings begin at 7:00 p.m. Photo by Bill McNeal

4. Crystal Screen Outdoor Film Festival

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18th Street South & South Bell Street, Crystal City Shops
Arlington, VA 22202

There are always lots of ads on the metro for this film series which starts on June 3rd and runs on Mondays through August 26th. This year's theme is Blockbusters. Photo by Kevin Harber.

5. U Street Movie Series - Harrison Field Under the Stars

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14th Street Northwest & V Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

This movie series looks like it may still need some organizational assistance with only tentative dates of June 19th, July 17th, August 21st and September 18th listed on their website and no movies decided.

6. National Harbor Movies on the Potomac

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12 Waterfront Street
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

This Sunday night movie series, which started on May 26th and runs through September 1st will have a different theme each month for its movies. This year's include Animation Fascination and Silver Screen Sports. All movies are PG and start 20 minutes after sunset. Photo by Michael Reed.

7. Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival

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1300 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22209

This series runs on Fridays at dusk through August 30th with the theme Summer School. Basically, the films at Gateway Park will show all the high school flicks from classic fare like Risky Business and the Breakfast Club to newer films like Easy A. Photo by Flickr user Kataya1220.

8. Bethesda Outdoor Movies

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Norfolk Avenue & Auburn Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

This series of movies lasts several days in a row in July: from the 23rd through the 27th. There are actually a few chairs available for early birds. The movies begin at 9:00 p.m.

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1. Screen on the Green

Constitution Avenue Northwest & 7th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20408

This series, run by HBO, is in its 14th year on the National Mall and has four screenings this summer. The movies begin on Mondays at sundown and run from July 16th through August 6th. Photo by Kevin Harber.

Constitution Avenue Northwest & 7th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20408

2. Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movies

M Street Southeast & 2nd Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003

The movies run on Thursday nights this summer, starting tonight at 8:45 p.m. The theme this year is Marvel vs. DC Comics.

M Street Southeast & 2nd Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003

3. NoMa Summer Screen

2nd Street Northeast & L Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

This season's theme, which started on May 22nd and runs through August 14th focuses on Outlaw Heroes with movies as diverse as Moonrise Kingdom and Ferris Bueller's Day Off making the cut. The gatherings begin at 7:00 p.m. Photo by Bill McNeal

2nd Street Northeast & L Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

4. Crystal Screen Outdoor Film Festival

18th Street South & South Bell Street, Crystal City Shops, Arlington, VA 22202

There are always lots of ads on the metro for this film series which starts on June 3rd and runs on Mondays through August 26th. This year's theme is Blockbusters. Photo by Kevin Harber.

18th Street South & South Bell Street, Crystal City Shops
Arlington, VA 22202

5. U Street Movie Series - Harrison Field Under the Stars

14th Street Northwest & V Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

This movie series looks like it may still need some organizational assistance with only tentative dates of June 19th, July 17th, August 21st and September 18th listed on their website and no movies decided.

14th Street Northwest & V Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

6. National Harbor Movies on the Potomac

12 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

This Sunday night movie series, which started on May 26th and runs through September 1st will have a different theme each month for its movies. This year's include Animation Fascination and Silver Screen Sports. All movies are PG and start 20 minutes after sunset. Photo by Michael Reed.

12 Waterfront Street
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

7. Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival

1300 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209

This series runs on Fridays at dusk through August 30th with the theme Summer School. Basically, the films at Gateway Park will show all the high school flicks from classic fare like Risky Business and the Breakfast Club to newer films like Easy A. Photo by Flickr user Kataya1220.

1300 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22209

8. Bethesda Outdoor Movies

Norfolk Avenue & Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

This series of movies lasts several days in a row in July: from the 23rd through the 27th. There are actually a few chairs available for early birds. The movies begin at 9:00 p.m.

Norfolk Avenue & Auburn Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814