The theme for NoMa’s Summer Screen movie series has been chosen. The voters must have been feeling defiant when they chose 2012: The End of the World?
You’ll get your fill of doomsday prophecies, dystopia and paranormal slime each Wednesday evening. The fun starts at 7pm, and the film starts at dark, from May 23rd through August 8th on the Loree Grand Field at 2nd and L Streets, NE. Here’s the full schedule from the NoMa Summer Screen website:
- May 23: The Day After Tomorrow: (Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal) A climatologist tries to figure out a way to save the world from abrupt global warming. He must get to his young son in New York, which is being taken over by a new ice age. PG-13.
- May 30: Dr. Strangelove: (Stanley Kubrick, Peter Sellers) An insane general starts a nuclear holocaust process that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. PG.
- June 6: Men in Black: (Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones) Two men who keep an eye on aliens in New York City must try to save the world after the aliens threaten to blow it up. PG-13.
- June 13: Shaun of the Dead: A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. R.
- June 20: Wall-E: (Pixar, Animated) In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. G.
- June 27: Ghostbusters: (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd) Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. PG.
- July 4: Independence Day: (Will Smith, Bill Pullman) The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy. Fighting superior technology, humanity’s best weapon is the will to survive. PG-13.
- July 11: Red Dawn: (Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson) It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town and country from invading Soviet forces. PG-13.
- July 18: War Games: (Matthew Broderick) A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III. PG.
- July 25: The Incredibles: (Pixar, Animated) A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. PG.
- August 1: Jurassic Park: The Lost World: During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaurs to run amok. PG-13.
- August 8: Deep Impact: (Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni) Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive? PG-13.