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Summertime popcorn movies notwithstanding, the biggest show in the world for the next few weeks just may be the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

And in the Baltimore-Washington region, it’s possible to make the soccer spectacle into a cinematic experience, with several big screen venues showing many of the games for free.

Also, with more kids getting out of school for the summer, this week’s list of free movies is replete with films for the under-18 set.

Here’s the full list, for young and old, for the week starting Saturday, June 14:

Saturday:

  • 10:30am: A double feature. First, the compelling silent drama “He Who Gets Slapped” (1924) with Lon Chaney, followed at 2pm by the British thriller “Shallow Grave” (1994). Playing at Baltimore’s Central Library, 400 Cathedral St.
  • 11am: Several films for children. First, two cartoons about artists Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt, followed at noon by “Degas and the Dancer” (1999). Playing at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 1pm: “China Clipper” (1936). A determined man turns his regional airline into an international player. Playing at Hampden Library, 3641 Falls Rd., Baltimore, Md.
  • 2pm: Two features. First, “The Cool World” (1964), almost an example of jazz expressed as film. Then at 4pm, a collection of experimental Eastern European films from the 1970s and 80s will play at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building auditorium, 4th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2pm: “The Sign of Zorro” (1958). The masked hero saves his town from a cruel oppressor. Playing at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
  • 3pm: “Lilo and Stitch” (2002). A spunky Hawaiian girl takes in an alien reject as a pet. A family movie at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va.
  • 6pm: KidSpace Movie Night at Columbia Athletic Club, 5435 Beaverkill Rd., Columbia, Md.
  • 7pm: Cylon Happy Hour at the Black Cat. This week’s episode of “Battlestar Galactica:” “Resurrection Ship (Part 1),” from season 2. 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “When Harry Met Sally” (1989). Two longtime friends find love with each other, eventually. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 9pm: “Sideways” (2004). Old friends amble through California wine country before one of them gets married. Part of Summer Movies at The Wine Bin, 8390 Main St., Ellicott City, Md.
  • 9pm: “Meet Me in St. Louis” (1944). Sisters seek love during the World’s Fair. Playing at the Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center, 101 Centerway, Greenbelt, Md.

Sunday:

  • 12pm”Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist” (1999). That’s followed at 1pm by a rescreening of the Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt films for kids at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 1pm: A silent double feature. First, Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lodger” (1926). Then at 3:30, the samurai love story “Crossroads” (1928) plays at the Freer Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2pm: A Civil Disobedience film series begins at Beatley Central Library, marking 75 years since the first known sit-in at a public library. 5005 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. Call (703) 746-1751 for details.
  • 4:30pm: “Shadows” (1959). John Cassavetes’s directorial debut, about interracial relationships in 1950s New York. Part of the series “On the Street” at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building auditorium, 4th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 6pm: “Father of the Bride” (1991). A man has a tough time accepting the fact his daughter is all grown up. Part of Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor, Md.
  • 7pm: “Apollo 13” (1995). The true story of the ill-fated moon mission. Part of Summer Movie Nights at Stonebridge, 14900 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975). A mental patient leads a revolt against his oppressive nurse. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

Monday:

  • 11am: “Kick It Live!” at Fillmore Silver Spring. Many matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be shown at the music venue. Doors open at 11 for Germany vs. Portugal, and again at 5pm for USA vs. Ghana. 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md.
  • 12pm: Most of Germany’s World Cup matches will also be shown at the Goethe-Institut. Watch Germany take on Portugal at 812 7th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2pm: Marvelous Movie Monday at D.C.’s Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave., NW. Movie repeats at 6:30. Call (202) 282-0021 for details.
  • 5pm: “Thor: The Dark World” (2013). Dark elves threaten to take over the universe. Playing at Baltimore’s Pennsylvania Avenue Library, 1531 W. North Ave.
  • 6pm: “Gravity” (2013). A rookie astronaut fights to survive a disaster. Playing at Herring Run Library, 3801 Erdman Ave., Baltimore, Md.
  • 6pm: “The Absent-Minded Professor” (1961). A chemist discovers a substance that gains energy the more it moves. He calls it “flubber!” Family Movie Night at Broadneck Library, 1275 Green Holly Dr., Annapolis, Md.
  • 6pm: “An American Werewolf in London” (1981). After an attack in the moors, a tourist discovers he’s transforming into a creature of the night. A fantasy flick at Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library, 901 G St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 6:30pm: “Brokeback Mountain” (2005). Two cowboys struggle to contain their forbidden love. Read the Book First! Book Club + Film Series at Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library, 901 G St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 6pm: All the U.S. matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be shown at the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse. Tonight, the U.S. takes on Ghana. Doors open at 5pm. 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, Va.
  • 6:30pm: “The Fifth Element” (1997). A cab driver protects a gorgeous alien in futuristic New York. A sci-fi/fantasy film at Elkridge Library, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, Md.
  • 8pm: H. P. Lovecraft double feature. “The Call of Cthulhu” (2005) and “The Whisperer in Darkness” (2011). Hosted by the Washington Psychotronic Films Society at McFadden’s, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Brave” (2012). A headstrong Scottish princess rails against her mother’s attempts to control her destiny. The kickoff of this year’s Columbia Lakefront Summer Movie Festival, 10221 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “Bad Day at Black Rock” (1955). A man with one hand arrives in a town with dark secrets. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Sunset: “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” (1987). Steve Martin just wants to get home for a Thanksgiving. Why does John Candy have to be in his way? Part of this summer’s Crystal Screen series “In Flight.” 1851 S. Bell St., Arlington, Va.

Tuesday:

  • 5pm: “Jumanji” (1995). A board game transports two kids into a fantastic, but dangerous, world. A wild movie screening at Rosedale Library, 1701 Gales St., NE, Washington, D.C.
  • 6pm: “The Wizard of Oz” (1939). A Kansas twister sends a farm girl over the rainbow to a magical land. A family movie singalong at Palisades Library, 4901 V St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “The Sacred Science” (2011). Right people with deadly diseases travel to the Amazon for 30 days of indigenous medicine. The results are surprising. A $10 donation is requested at Bloombars, 3222 11th St. NW. RSVP here.
  • 7pm: “About Time” (2013). A young British man uses his ability to travel back in time to try to improve his love life. Playing at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “Original Sin” (2001). A young man risks it all for an unattainable beauty. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday:

  • 11am: “12 Years a Slave: Solomon Northrup’s Odyssey” (1984). The PBS documentary about the free black man whose time in captivity inspired the autobiography (and, later, Oscar-winning adaptation) “12 Years a Slave.” Playing at the Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl., SE, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 633-4844 to register.
  • 4pm: “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” (2013). A teen discovers she’s descended from a long line of demon fighters. Playing at Northwood Library, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore, Md.
  • 5pm: “Back to the Future” (1985). A slacker accidentally drives his scientist friend’s time traveling Delorean to the 1950s. Book to Movie Teen Book Club at Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota Ave., NE, Washington, D.C.
  • 6pm: “Pariah” (2011). Following rejection from her family, a teenage lesbian looks for love in Brooklyn. A Pride Month film screening at Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 6pm: “Holes” (2003). A cursed teen is sent to the desert as punishment for a theft he didn’t commit. Father/Son Book and Movie Club at Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Pl., Waldorf, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (1948). The story of an ill-fated gold rush in Mexico. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Sunset: “Marley” (2012). A documentary about reggae’s best known practitioner. The kickoff of the 5th Annual U Street Movie Series: Harrison Field Under the Stars, 1330 V St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Sunset: “Up” (2009). An elderly balloon salesman goes on the high-flying adventure of a lifetime. Part of NoMa Summer Screen’s “Unlikely Friendships,” 2nd and L Sts., NE, Washington, D.C.

Thursday:

  • Today: A horror film at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St., NW, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 727-1288 for details.
  • 12pm: “Jazz on a Summer’s Day” (1958). Photographer Burt Stern’s classic chronicle of the Newport Jazz Festival. Part of Jazz at the National Archives, playing at the William G. McGowan Theater, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 12:30pm: “Vincent Scully: Art Historian among Architects” (2010). A brief documentary about the well-known art scholar plays at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building auditorium, 4th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 3pm: “The Goonies” (1985). A treasure hunt in the suburbs leads to a lot more than these kids bargained for. Playing at Northwood Library, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore, Md.
  • 6:30pm: “Rear Window” (1954). An injured photographer is convinced he’s witnessed a murder in his apartment building. A Third Thursday Thriller at Deale Library, 5940 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale, Md.
  • 6:30pm: Classic Movie Night at Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave., SE, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 698-6373 for details.
  • 6:30pm: Blockbuster Thursday at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. Call (703) 746-1751 for details.
  • 7pm: Family Movie Night at Linthicum Library, 400 Shipley Rd., Linthicum, Md. Call (410) 222-6265 for details.
  • 7pm: “Community Cornerstones: African-American Communities in Montgomery County.” An hour-long documentary about the churches that provide the backbone of the county’s living experience. Playing at the Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd., Germantown, Md.
  • 7pm: “Detour” (1945). A nightclub performer has some seriously bad luck while hitchhiking. A DC Moving Pictures film screening at Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7:30pm: “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” (2007). The last days of the legendary outlaw. Playing at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “Saving Mr. Banks” (2013). How Walt Disney convinced P. L. Travers to make “Mary Poppins” into a movie. Part of Movies on the Square at Rockville Town Square, 200 E. Middle Ln., Rockville, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “The Maltese Falcon” (1941). The classic detective film noir starring Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Sunset: “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” (2004). A group of misfits enters a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament to save their local gym from a corporate takeover. Part of the outdoor movie series “It’s a Whole New Ballgame” at Canal Park, 200 M St., SE, Washington, D.C.

Friday:

  • 11am: A H.O.P.E. Theater (Helping Our People Engage) matinee at Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd., SE, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 715-7707 for details.
  • 12pm: “Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns” Episode 5, “Swing: Pure Pleasure,” traces jazz at perhaps the height of its popularity. Part of Jazz at the National Archives, playing at the William G. McGowan Theater, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 12:30pm: “Vincent Scully: Art Historian among Architects” (2010). A rescreening at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building auditorium, 4th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2pm: “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” (2013). The son of Poseidon seeks the Golden Fleece. A movie matinee at Quince Orchard Library, 15731 Quince Orchard Rd., North Potomac, Md.
  • 2pm: A wedding movie at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. Call (703) 746-1751 for details.
  • 2pm: “The Adventures of Milo and Otis” (1989). The unlikely friendship between a kitten and a pug. Summer Cinema at Bull Run Library, 8051 Ashton Ave., Manassas, Va.
  • 3pm: Science Friday. Two episodes of “Bill Nye the Science Guy” will play at Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd., NE, Washington, D.C.
  • 4pm: A Friday film at Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 671-3121 for details.
  • 7pm: Dr. Who Happy Hour at the Black Cat. This week’s episode: “The Crimson Horror,” from the 7th series. 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: Some episodes of the classic anthology series “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” will be shown as part of the series “Twisting the Knife: Hitchcock’s Scary Love Stories” at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “Man of Steel” (2013). Superman’ brooding origin story. Films in the Park at Mosaic, 2910 District Ave., Fairfax, Va.
  • 7:30pm: “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde” (2003). Elle Woods goes to Washington. Preceded by the short “Expiration.” Part of the Golden Cinema Series at Farragut Square in downtown Washington, D.C.
  • 7:30pm: “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” (1971). The original adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic about a little boy with a golden ticket to an eccentric candymaker’s world of pure imagination. Playing at Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, Va.
  • 7:30pm: “Monsters University” (2013). Mike and Sully, before they were friends. Crescent Cinema at Madison Crescent, Rt. 15 and Rt. 29, Gainesville, Va.
  • 7:30pm: A Budd Boetticher/Randolph Scott Western double feature: “The Tall T” (1957) and Ride Lonesome” (1959). Playing at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
  • 8pm: “Thank You for Smoking” (2005). A little sympathy for Big Tobacco. Part of the Rosslyn Summer Film Festival at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “Basic Instinct” (1992). A detective investigating a brutal murder falls into an intense love affair with his prime suspect. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 9pm: “Shut Up and Play the Hits” (2011). A documentary following DC-based LCD Soundsystem on its final performance at Madison Square Garden. free outdoor screening, part of AFIDocs, at the Downtown Silver Spring Plaza, 1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring, Md.

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

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