The One Direction to Go Labor Day Weekend: Away from Movie Theaters

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Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Harry Styles attend the world premiere of 'One Direction: This Is Us' at the Ziegfeld Theater on August 26, 2013 in New York City. (Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Harry Styles attend the world premiere of ‘One Direction: This Is Us’ at the Ziegfeld Theater on August 26, 2013 in New York City. (Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Let’s face it. The multiplexes are going to be crowded this Labor Day weekend.

Not for anything in 3D. For 1D.

One Direction: This Is Us is already poised to be number one at the holiday weekend box office.

But if you’d rather skip the screaming tweens, you’ve got a whole lot of free options on the big screen, including the first Best Picture Oscar winner and a chance to watch Remember the Titans, the story of racial integration at T.C. Williams High, with the real-life members of the football team that made it happen.

Here’s the full list of free movies for the week of Saturday, August 31st:

Saturday:

  • 2pm: Sunset Blvd. (1950). A faded, reclusive Hollywood star convinces a small-time writer to come up with one last screenplay. Part of the Groundbreaking Films series at Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW.
  • 2pm: Nothing but a Man (1964). A love story between an African-American couple that was unusual for its time, for portraying the characters realistically. Part of the “Kerry James Marshall Selects” series at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building auditorium, 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
  • 2:30pm: Wings (1927). Winner of the first Academy Award for Best Picture, it’s a love story set in front of the backdrop of the World War I air war. Free tickets available in the G St. lobby of the National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum, 8th and F Sts. NW.
  • 4pm: Caesar Must Die (2012). A documentary about a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, performed by inmates of a Roman prison. Playing at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building auditorium, 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
  • 7pm: Miracle (2004). The true story of the 1980 Miracle on Ice gold medal hockey game between the USA and the USSR. The final film in Summer Movie Nights at Stonebridge, 14900 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge, Va.
  • 8pm: Iron Man (2008). The first movie in the blockbuster Marvel Comics big-screen franchise. Part of the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10275 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
  • 8:30pm: Jaws (1975). The Steven Spielberg blockbuster that had a generation of moviegoers scared to go for a swim. Free with dinner purchase at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW.
  • 9pm: a musical double-feature. Moulin Rouge (2001) and The Sound of Music (1965). Playing at Bardo Beer Garden, 1200 Bladensburg Rd. NE.
  • Dusk: The Princess Bride (1987). Rob Reiner’s hilarious fairy tale comedy. Playing at The Wine Bin, 8390 Main St., Ellicott City, Md.

Sunday:

  • 2pm: Caesar Must Die (2012). A repeat screening at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building Auditorium, 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
  • 4:30pm: BlackOrpheus (1958). The Orpheus and Eurydice story set in Rio de Janeiro’s Carnaval. Part of the “Kerry James Marshall Selects” series at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building Auditorium, 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
  • 8pm: Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). The comedy classic that gave us Jeff Spicoli and a world of one-liners. Part of Sunday Night Cinema at Tallula EatBar, 2761 Washington Blvd., Arlington, Va.
  • 8pm: The Avengers (2012). Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor and Captain America: together at last. Part of the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10275 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
  • 8:30pm: Fiddler on the Roof (1971). The classic musical about tradition in a Jewish village. Free with dinner purchase at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW.
  • 9pm: a 50s-era sci-fi double-feature. Carnival of Souls (1962) and The Fly (1958). Playing at Bardo Beer Garden, 1200 Bladensburg Rd. NE.
  • Dusk: Remember the Titans (2000). The true story of Alexandria’s T.C. Williams High School integrating its football team. Members of that 1971 squad will be on hand for the screening to shake hands and sign autographs. The final film of Movies on the Potomac, National Harbor, Md.

Monday:

  • 2pm: Daughters of the Dust (1991). A look at three generations of South Carolina Gullah women. Part of the “Kerry James Marshall Selects” series at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building Auditorium, 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
  • 8pm: The Confessional (1976). A murderous priest roots out sin by killing the parishioners who come to his confessional. Hosted by the Washington Psychotropic Film Society at McFadden’s, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
  • 8:30pm: Donnie Brasco (1997). A young FBI agent infiltrates a notorious crime family. Free with dinner purchase at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW.
  • 9pm: a double-feature of foreign films. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974) and Run Lola Run (1998). Playing at the Bardo Beer Garden, 1200 Bladensburg Rd. NE.

Tuesday:

  • 2pm: To Have and Have Not (1944). A Humphrey Bogart/Lauren Bacall classic loosely based on a Hemingway story about a Caribbean seaman who becomes involved with the French resistance. Playing at the Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington, Va.
  • 6pm: Empire of the Sun (1987). A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II. Part of the September Film Series “Stoppard on Screen” at Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW.
  • 7pm: The Minister (2011). A French political thriller. A $10 donation is requested at Bloombars, 3222 11th St. NW. RSVP here.
  • 8:30pm: They Drive by Night (1940). A film noir involving a couple of truck driver brothers. Free with dinner purchase at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Wednesday:

  • 6:30pm: Shadow of a Doubt (1943). A young woman is convinced not all is as it seems about her Uncle Charlie. Part of the Films of Alfred Hitchcock series at Duncan Branch Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria, Va.
  • 6:30pm: Eyes on the Prize Part 4: No Easy Walk (1961-1963) (1987). An episode of the PBS miniseries on the Civil Rights movement. Part of the March on Washington series at Woodridge Library, 1801 Hamlin St. NE.
  • 6:30pm: Ratatouille (2007). A rat with an unusual nose for food turns a klutzy kitchen staffer into Paris’s greatest chef. Playing at Howard County’s Central Branch Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, Md.
  • 7:30pm: Exodus (1960). The epic story of the founding of Israel. Free with dinner purchase at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW.
  • 9pm: a comedy double-feature. Fletch (1985) and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989). Playing at the Bardo Beer Garden, 1200 Bladensburg Rd. NE.

Thursday:

Friday:

  • 7pm: Back to the Future (1985). A slacker goes back in time in a souped-up DeLorean to convince his parents to fall in love. Part of Films in the Park at Mosaic, 2910 District Ave., Fairfax, Va.
  • 7:30pm: School of Rock (2003). A wannabe rock star poses as a substitute teacher and tries to turn his class into a band. Part of the “Back to School” series at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
  • 8pm: The Hunger Games (2012). Kids fight to the death in a dystopian future. Part of the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10275 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
  • 8:30pm: Hannah and Her Sisters (1986). Woody Allen’s comedy of love and betrayal. Free with dinner purchase at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW.
  • 9pm: a road movie double-feature. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) and Bullitt (1968). Playing at the Bardo Beer Garden, 1200 Bladensburg Rd. NE.

WNEW’s Nathan Hager contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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