We’ve got outdoor movies galore in DC, and some projected right onto the edges of our Hill neighborhood, but the granddaddy of summer outdoor cinema has to be Screen on the Green. For years this summer tradition occupied the grassy expanses of the National Mall and brought folks together under the stars on Monday nights after work. A few years ago there was a risk of this annual summer series disappearing due to lack of funds, but a group of dedicated DC residents came together to form Friends of Screen on the Green, and yet again we have a set of classic movies to look forward to al fresco.
This year’s series is as follows:
- Monday, July 16th: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
- Wednesday, July 25th: It Happened One Night *
- Monday, July 30th: From Here to Eternity
- Monday, August 6th: Psycho
*Note the week day change for the second movie, due to reconstruction work on the National Mall grounds.
The screen will be set up between 7th and 12th Streets on the Mall and, as has been the custom in the past couple of years, Save Screen on the Green will be running trivia contests and inviting food trucks to add to the festive atmosphere. Movies are free to watch and will begin at sunset. You can follow Screen on the Green on Facebook and Twitter, which could be handy if weather threatens to cancel a screening.