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2018 Summer Outdoor Movies

Experience the magic of the movies and the outdoors! All around the area, communities are taking advantage of cool summer evenings to enjoy their favorite films together. Before heading out to the "theater," be sure to check the film's rating, especially if little ones are in tow. All of the following events are free.

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Canal Park Thursday Movies
Shown at sundown. DC versus Marvel Comics! Moviegoers assemble for Thursday nights at the northern block of Canal Park. June 13: Iron Man; June 20: Batman and Robin; June 27: The Hulk; July 11: Batman Begins; July 18: Thor; July 25: The Dark Night; August 1: The Avengers; August 8: The Dark Knight Rises. 200 M St., SE, Washington, DC. ,

NoMa Summer Screen
Starting times vary. 12-week outdoor film series in NoMa with music, giveaways, food trucks, picnicking and great films under the stars. The theme for 2018 is Wonder Women! June 13: Mulan; June 20: Chicago; June 27: Mad Max: Fury Road; July 11: Matilda; July 18: A League of Their Own; July 25: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; August 1: Pitch Perfect; August 8: Moana; August 15: Thelma & Louise; August 22: Ghostbusters; August 29: Wonder Woman. The Lot at First & Pierce, 1150 First St., NE, DC. ,


22nd Annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival
Benefiting NIH Charities
Concessions begin at 7:30 p.m.; movie will begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m. Popcorn and other summer favorites available for purchase. Picnics, blankets, low-rise chairs and small coolers are welcome. No Pets. August 23: Coco; August 24: Black Panther; August 25: The Lion King; August 26: Wonder Woman. Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD. ,

Bethesda Outdoor Movies
9 p.m. Enjoy five nights of blockbuster hits! A limited number of chairs will be provided, and attendees are invited to bring their own lawn chairs. July 24: Remember the Titans; July 25: Casablanca; July 26: The Big Sick; July 27: Mean Girls; July 28: The Post. Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle, Corner of Norfolk & Auburn Avenues. ,

Columbia's Lakefront Summer Festival
All films begin at dusk (about 8:30 p.m.) on the lawn at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront on Mondays & Fridays. June 18: The Secret Life of Pets; June 22: Black Panther; June 25: Captain Underpants; June 29: Ant-Man; July 2: Japanese Anime Fantasy Film: Mary and the Witch's Flower; July 6: The Lego Batman Movie; July 9: Paddington; July 13: The Princess Bride; July 16: The Incredibles; July 20: Wonder Woman; July 23: The Princess and the Frog; July 27: Wonder; July 30: Bambi; August 3: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation; August 6: The Lion King: ,

August 10: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; August 13: Frozen; August 17: Doctor Strange; August 20: Coco; August 24: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle; August 27: Wreck-It Ralph; August 31: Guardians of the Galaxy 1: September 1: Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Downtown Columbia Lakefront (off Little Patuxent Parkway), Columbia, MD. ,

Movies on the Potomac
Movies on the Potomac at the National Harbor are shown on a big screen at the Plaza. Movie times vary. Date Night Movies are on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Movies on the Potomac are on Sundays at 6 p.m. June 17: Zookeeper; June 21: Forrest Gump; June 24: Charlotte's Web; June 28: Dream Girls; July 1: Enchanted; July 5: Selena; July 8: The Little Rascals; July 12: Star Wars: The Last Jedi; July 15: Alice Through the Looking Glass; July 19: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle; July 22: Holes; July 26: Justice League; July 29: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; ,

August 2: Victoria and Abdul; August 5: Maleficent; August 9: Transformers: The Last Knight; August 12: The Little Mermaid; August 16: Before I Fall; August 19: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe; August 23: The Blindside; August 26: Annie; August 30: Mean Girls; September 16: The Wiz; September 23: Moana; September 30: The Lion King. Plaza, National Harbor, MD. ,

Silver Screens on Sonny's Green Outdoor Movies
Sundown, between 8-8:30 p.m. BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair). There will be beer and snacks from local vendors to enjoy during the film! July 13: Jurassic Park; July 20: Moana; July 27: Jumanji; August 3: Isle of Dogs; August 10: CatVideoFest 2017; August 17: Game Night Movie; August 24: Clue; August 31: Ghostbusters. Sonny's Green, located on the green space in The Blairs District is accessible from High Park Lane or The Blairs Shopping Center parking lot, 1290 East West Hwy. There is a public lot located at 1317 East West Hwy. Red Line Silver Spring Metro stop. ,

Silver Screens on Veterans Plaza
8 p.m. Outdoor screenings of these popular screen favorites happen rain or shine. August 11: Back to the Future Part II; August 18: The Lego Batman Movie; August 25: Purple Rain; September 1: School of Rock. Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD. ,


Cinema Del Ray
7 p.m. Bring family, friends, neighbors and a blanket to watch the open-air movies! June 16: The Lego Batman Movie; July 21: Toy Story 3; August 18: Cars 3; September 15: Coco. Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria, VA. ,

Comcast Outdoor Film Festival
8 p.m. Popcorn, homemade lemonade and other food items will be available. Participants may bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on; coolers and outside food are welcome. July 15: Avatar; July 16: Momma Mia. Waterfront Park, 1A Prince St., Alexandria, VA. , 703-746-5592.

Starlight Cinema Drive-in Movies
6 p.m. Movies start at dark. Bring a picnic, blanket, chairs and an FM radio if you wish to sit outside. Free childrens games and rides. Food and drinks available for purchase. August 4: Little Mermaid; August 11: Early Man; August 18: Lego Batman Movie; August 25: Coco. Trinity Center, 5860 Trinity Parkway, Centreville, VA. , 703-324-7469.

Summer Movie Nights at Stonebridge
This retail destination's Movies Under the Stars series is packed full of family-friendly favorites guaranteed to deliver a fun night out for everyone! Grab your snack and cozy up near the town center's fountain and big screen! July 7: A League of Their Own; July 21: Beauty and the Beast; August 4: Coco; August 18: Peter Rabbit; September 1: The Lion King; September 15: Wonder. 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge, VA. ,

Town Green and South Riding Movie Nights
Movies will start at sunset. Come watch on the big screen! Don't forget your blanket or chairs for sitting under the stars! June 26 (SRC): Beauty and the Beast; June 10 (TG): Leap; July 17 (SRC): Cars 3; July 24 (TG): Wonder; July 31 (SRC): Coco; August 14 (SRC): Ninjago; August 21 (TG): Dispicable Me 3. Movies will alternate between the Town Green (TG), 43055 Center St. and the stage at South Riding Center (SRC), 42420 Unicorn Dr., South Riding, VA. ,