Reporting Nathan Hager
WASHINGTON (CBSDCJ) - Summer is winding down, and so are a few more free outdoor movie festivals in the DMV this week.
But not before you get a chance to see more than one recent blockbuster, along with plenty of critically acclaimed classics.
Here’s the full list of free flicks for the week starting Saturday, August 17th:
- 2pm: The Parent Trap (1998). Starring Lindsay Lohan — and Lindsay Lohan — as twins trying to get their divorcing parents back together. Part of the “Summer Camp” series at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
- 2pm: The Groundbreaking Films series continues at Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW.
- 2pm: a silent double-feature. Le Brasier ardent (1923) and Les Ombres qui passent (1924). Part of “Russian Cinema in Exile in the Ballets Russes Era” at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building Auditorium, 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
- 6pm: Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom (2011). Po the ninja panda and his friends do battle with a villainous peacock. Part of Starlight Cinema, 5875 Trinity Parkway, Centreville, Va.
- 7pm: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012). The escaped animals from Central Park Zoo join a traveling circus. Part of Cinema Del Ray at Mount Vernon RECenter,
- 7pm: The Karate Kid (1984). A bullied teen in a new town learns self-defense from his neighborhood janitor. Part of Summer Movie Nights at Stonebridge, 14900 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge, Va.
- 7:30pm: Sixteen Candles (1984). John Hughes’ teen comedy with Molly Ringwald enduring the worst Sweet 16 ever. Part of the Best of Summer Movie Series at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1514 15th St. NW.
- 8:30pm: Skyfall (2012). The 23rd go-round for Ian Fleming’s super-spy. Comcast Outdoor Film Festival for NIH Charities, at the Montgomery County Board of Education, 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, Md.
- 8:30pm: Casablanca (1942). The legendary love story set in a Morocco juke joint. Free with dinner purchase at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW.
- 9pm: a musical double-feature of Beach Party (1963) with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, and Grease (1978) with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Playing at Bardo Beer Garden, 1200 Bladensburg Rd. NE.
- Dusk: The Sandlot (1993). A new kid in town makes friends with the local little leaguers. Playing at The Wine Bin, 8390 Main St., Ellicott City, Md.
- Dusk: Yogi Bear (2010). The semi-live-action movie starring Dan Aykroyd as the smarter-than-the-average-bear. Part of Movies on the Beach, 8916 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach, Md.
- 2pm: Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights (2012). An elderly man finds purpose in his life with a singular quest: to turn off the lights in his neighborhood in the daytime. Playing at the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium, 1050 Independence Ave. SW.
- 4pm: Casanova <1926). Part of “Russian Cinema in Exile in the Ballets Russes Era” at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building Auditorium, 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
- 8pm:The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004). Wes Anderson’s quirky tale starring Bill Murray as a surly Jacques Cousteau type. Part of Sunday Night Cinema at Tallula EatBar, 2761 Washington Blvd., Arlington, Va.
- 8:30pm: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). The latest cinematic rendering of the webslinger’s origin story. It’s the last film in the Comcast Outdoor Film Festival for NIH Charities, at the Montgomery County Board of Education, 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, Md.
- 8:30pm: The Longest Yard (1974). A former pro quarterback is forced to form a football team behind bars. Free with dinner purchase at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW.
- Sundown: Dreamer (2005). The true story of an injured Thoroughbred, starring Dakota Fanning and Kurt Russell. Part of Movies on the Potomac, National Harbor, Md.
- 8pm: Oz the Great and Powerful (2013). The wonderful wizard’s backstory. Part of the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10275 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
- 8pm: The Curse (1987). A curse falls from the sky onto a small town farm. Starring Wil Wheaton. Hosted by the Washington Psychotropic Film Society at McFadden’s, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
- 8:30pm: Strangers on a Train (1951). A psychotic tries to convince a tennis pro he meets on the rails to join a mutual murder plot. Free with dinner purchase at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW.
- 9pm: Grizzly Man (2005). A documentary about the late bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell. Playing at the Bardo Beer Garden, 1200 Bladensburg Rd. NE.
- Sundown: Inception (2010). A thief steals secrets from people’s dreams. Playing at Crystal Screen: Blockbusters. 1851 S. Bell St., Arlington, Va.
- 2pm: Kiss Me Kate (1953). The classic Cole Porter musical based on Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Playing at the Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington, Va.
- 6pm: Hotel Rwanda (2004). Starring Don Cheadle as a real-life hotel manager who rescued more than a thousand refugees from Rwandan militias. Part of the August Film Series at Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW.
- 7pm: How to Train Your Dragon (2010). A weakling Viking learns it might not be necessary to hunt flying firebreathers. The final Family Film Night at Sursum Corda, 1st and L Sts. NW.
- 7pm: Of Mice and Men (1992). The adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic novel starring John Malkovich and Gary Sinise. Part of the Eclectic Evenings film series at Howard County’s Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, Md.
- 7pm: Because Our Cause Is Just (2013). A short documentary the deterioration of womens’ rights after the Arab Spring. A $10 donation is requested at Bloombars, 3222 11th St. NW. RSVP here.
- 8pm: a silent double-feature, Never Weaken (1921) and From Hand to Mouth (1919), kicks off the “Silent Movies in the Garden” series at Southeast Library, 403 7th St. SE.
- 8:30pm: The Thomas Crown Affair (1968). Starring Steve McQueen as a dashing bank thief. Free with dinner purchase at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW.
- 6pm: 111 Girls (2012). A group of Kurdish women left alone by war threaten their government with mass suicide. Part of the Global Lens Film Series at West End Library, 1101 24th St. NW.
- 7pm: Bridesmaids (2011). Jealousies, and grossout moments, arise when a woman’s best friend picks someone else to be the maid of honor at her wedding. The final film in NoMa Summer Screen, 2nd and L Sts. NE.
- 7pm: Summer Wars (2009). Anime comes to U Street! Part of the U Street Movie Series at the Harrison Recreation Center on V St. between 13th and 14th Sts. NW.
- 8:30pm: High Noon (1952). The classic Western with Gary Cooper. Free with dinner purchase at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW.
- 8:45pm: Hotel Transylvania (2012). Count Dracula creates a getaway to protect other monsters, and his daughter, from evil human beings. The final film in Movies on the Square at Rockville Town Square, 200 E. Middle Ln., Rockville, Md.
- 7:30pm: Phantom of the Paradise (1974). A rock update of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Part of the “Summer Camp” series at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
- 8:30pm: Vertigo (1958). Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece of obsession and paranoia. Free with dinner purchase at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW.
- 9pm: Donnie Darko (2001). A young man obsessed with time travel is plagued by waking visions. Playing at Bardo Beer Garden, 1200 Bladensburg Rd. NE.
- 7pm: A Beautiful Mind (2001). Based on a true story of a brilliant but mentally unstable mathematician. Part of Films in the Park at Mosaic, 2910 District Ave., Fairfax, Va.
- 7:30pm: Swept Away <1974). The original Italian adventure romance, not the flop remake with Madonna. Part of the “Summer Camp” series at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
- 8pm: Goldfinger (1964). The third James Bond movie, pitting 007 against a gold magnate bent on robbing Fort Knox. Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10275 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
- 8pm: Skyfall (2012). If you missed it at the NIH film festival in Rockville, see it in northern Virginia as part of Movies Under the Stars at Ashburn Village, 44078 Cheltenham Cir., Ashburn, Va.
- 8pm: The Princess Bride (1987). Rob Reiner’s hilarious tale of a forlorn princess, a swashbuckling farmboy, an inconceivable Sicilian, a gentle giant and a revenge-fueled Spaniard. The last Friday Night Movie at Pinn Community Center, 10255 Zion Dr., Fairfax, Va.
- 8:30pm: Annie Hall (1977). Woody Allen’s neurotic comedian falls in love with the ditsy title character. Free with dinner purchase at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW.
- Dusk: American Graffiti (1973). George Lucas’s nostalgia trip to a 1950s diner. Part of the “Summer School” themed Outdoor Film Festival in Rosslyn’s Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington, Va.
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