Free Flicks For Kids Plentiful This Week

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Movies for the kids abound on this week’s list of free movies from Beltway to Beltway. Just about every day this week offers something for the Rated PG set, from “Muppets Most Wanted” and “The Pirate Fairy” on Saturday to “Frozen” and “Babe” on Friday.

This week also offers a chance to see recent hits you might have missed in theaters just a few months ago.

That includes “Grudge Match,” the geriatric boxing movie with Sly Stallone and Robert DeNiro. It plays on Tuesday.

Also, the new “Anchorman” sequel is back on the big screen in Rockville Town Square this Thursday night.

For the very adventurous, a newly-released sendup of Japan’s adult film industry called “3D Naked Ambition” is playing at the Smithsonian’s Made in Hong Kong Film Festival this Friday.

Definitely don’t take the kids to that.

Here’s the full list of free movies for the week starting Saturday, August 2nd:

Saturday:

  • 1pm: “Footnote” (2011). Father and son professors butt heads at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Foreign Film Series at Montgomery County’s Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, Md.
  • 2pm: “Muppets Most Wanted” (2014). Kermit the Frog is mistaken for a super-criminal named Constantine. Playing at Baltimore’s Central Library, 400 Cathedral St.
  • 2pm: “The Pirate Fairy” (2014). Tinker Bell and her friends race to rescue Pixie Hollow’s stolen Blue Pixie Dust. Playing at Herring Run Library, 3801 Erdman Ave., Baltimore, Md.
  • 2pm: “The Bourne Legacy” (2012). A new hero emerges with some of the same issues as Robert Ludlum’s amnesiac super-agent. Reel Pages at Crofton Library, 1681 Riedel Rd., Crofton, Md.
  • 2pm: “Ghostbusters” (1984). Three recently-unemployed scientists start a paranormal extermination business. Summer Blockbuster Classics at Severna Park Library, 45 W. McKinsey Rd., Severna Park, Md.
  • 2:30pm: “The Great Confusion: 1913 Armory Show” (2013). A documentary about the first exposure many Americans had to the then-strange art coming out of Europe 100 years ago. Playing at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2:30pm: Two films: “The Iron Giant” (1999), followed by “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” (1984) at 7:30. Playing at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
  • 6pm: “Casablanca” (1942). An American nightclub owner in Morocco jeers an old flame in the early days of World War II. The kickoff of Starlight Cinema Centreville, 5875 Trinity Pkwy., Centreville, Va.
  • 7pm: Cylon Happy Hour at the Black Cat. Tonight’s episode of “Battlestar Galactica”: “The Captain’s Hand,” from season 2. 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981). Indiana Jones races to uncover the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis find it first. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008). A young man with a rough background is forced to explain how he could have won a trivia game show. Summer Movies @ Penrose Square, 2501 9th Rd. S., Arlington, Va.
  • 9pm: “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” (2014). A genius dog and his adopted son create a rift in time that they must reverse. Summer Movies at The Wine Bin, 8390 Main St., Ellicott City, Md.
  • 9pm: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981). Playing again at the Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center, 101 Centerway, Greenbelt, Md.
  • Sunset: “TMNT” (2007). The heroes in a half shell team up to stop a mysterious evil. Cinema Under the Stars at Loudoun Station, 43805 Central Station Dr., Ashburn, Va.

Sunday:

  • 2pm: “The Way We Dance” (2013). A love story set in Hong Kong’s hip-hop dance scene. Part of the 19th annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival at the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium, 1050 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2pm: A Libraries in Film movie at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. (703) 746-1742 for details.
  • 4pm: “In the Shadow of the Light” (2007). A documentary about avant garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas. Playing at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 6pm: “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952). A silent film company deals with the transition to sound. Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor, Md.
  • 7pm: “The Goonies” (1985). A group of kids go on a neighborhood treasure hunt and find nothing but trouble. Cinema Under the Stars at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 14900 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “Back to the Future” (1985). A teen slacker drives his crazy scientist friend’s time-traveling DeLorean to the 1950s, to make sure his parents meet. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Monday:

  • 11am: A G-rated movie at Prince William County’s Potomac Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge, Va. Call (703) 792-8330 for details.
  • 2pm: Marvelous Movie Mondays at D.C.’s Chevy Chase Library. Movie repeats at 6:30. 5625 Connecticut Ave., NW.
  • 2pm: “Finding Nemo” (2003). A neurotic clown fish loses his only son. A summer matinee at Woodridge Library, 1790 Douglas St., NE, Washington, D.C.
  • 4pm: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (2013). Bilbo and the dwarves inch closer to the gold-hoarding dragon. Playing at Baltimore’s Pennsylvania Avenue Library, 1531 W. North Ave.
  • 6pm: “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (2009). An erudite fox returns to his farm-raiding ways. Monday Night Movies… Munchies and More… at Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville, Md.
  • 6pm: “Love in the Afternoon” (1957). A middle aged playboy becomes enamored with the daughter of a private detective who’s been hired to investigate him. Part of the series “Audrey: Her Life in Film” at the National Theatre’s Helen Hayes Gallery, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “Key Largo” (1948). A man finds a gangster running his old friend’s resort hotel. Part of Screen on the Green on the National Mall, between 7th and 12th Sts., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8pm: “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (2007). Harry and his friends become targets of the Wizarding authorities. Muggle Mondays at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8pm: “The Alligator People” (1959). A woman tracks her long lost husband down to the bayou, and finds he’s really changed his skin. Hosted by the Washington Psychotronic Films Society at McFadden’s, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Ernest & Celestine” (2012). The unlikely friendship between a bear and a mouse. Playing at the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10221 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “Black Widow” (1987). A serial killer married her victims, murders them, collects the inheritance and moves on to her next prey. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “The Smurfs 2” (2013). Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and tries to clone evil versions of the mushroom-dwellers. Movies on the Beach at 27th St., Ocean City, Md.
  • Sunset: “Red Tails” (2012). The story of the Tuskegee Airmen. Part of Crystal Screen’s “In Flight” series, 1851 S. Bell St., Arlington, Va.

Tuesday:

  • 2pm: A matinee at Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Pl., Waldorf, Md.
  • 5pm: “The Monuments Men” (2014). A group of art experts enlist to protect the great works of art from the Nazis. Playing at Reisterstown Road Library, 6310 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore, Md.
  • 5:30pm: “Grudge Match” (2013). A pair of aging boxing rivals get into the ring one last time. Playing at Orleans Street Library, 1303 Orleans St., Baltimore, Md.
  • 7pm: “Shrek” (2001). An ogre and a donkey go on an adventure with a runaway princess. First Tuesday Family Flicks at Riviera Beach Library, 1130 Duvall Hwy., Pasadena, Md.
  • 7pm: “Despicable Me 2” (2013). The despicable Gru is recruited to fight a new supervillain. Family Film Night at Sursum Corda, 1st and L Sts., NE Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Save the Tiger” (1973). A businessman tries to keep his professional struggles from affecting his personal life. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Sunset: “The Lorax” (2012). Dr. Seuss’s tale of a mustachioed creature who speaks for the trees. Movie Night at South Riding Center, 42420 Unicorn Dr., South Riding, Va.

Wednesday:

  • 3:30pm: A Wednesday night teen movie at Palisades Library, 4901 V St., NW, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 282-3139 for details.
  • 5:30pm: “Gloria” (2013). A free-spirited older woman romances a former naval officer. Playing at Baltimore’s Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave.
  • 6pm: “Jack the Giant Slayer” (2013). A farmboy reignites an age-old war between humans and giants. Playing at Miller Library, 9421 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City, Md.
  • 6pm: Teen Movie Night at D.C.’s Northeast Library, 330 7th St., NE. Call (202) 698-0183 for details.
  • 6:30pm: A pre-Code film at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria, Va.
  • 7pm: “Top Gun” (1986). A hotshot fighter pilot falls for a beautiful instructor at an elite training school. Part of NoMa Summer Screen, 2nd and L Sts., NE, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “Rize” (2005). A documentary about a dance movement born in the streets. Part of the GatewayDC Summer Film Series, 2700 Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Where the Wild Things Are” (2009). A young boy lets his imagination take him to a magical world after his parents send him to his room without dinner. Part of Movies at Montpelier, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “Pride and Prejudice” (2005). Keira Knightley stars as Jane Austen’s strong-willed heroine who chooses to marry for love, not money. The conclusion of the Austen Film Fest at Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Gaslight” (1944). A man hides a terrible secret from his wife in the home where her aunt was murdered. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “The Lego Movie” (2014). An ordinary minifigure becomes even more awesome when he ditches the instructions. Movies on the Beach at the Carousel, 116th St., Ocean City, Md.

Thursday:

  • Movie Madness at Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library, 901 G St., NW, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 727-0321 for details.
  • 1:30pm: “Avalon” (1990). A Jewish family emigrates from Poland to the US at the turn of the 20th century. Playing at Northwood Library, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore, Md.
  • 2pm: “Turbo” (2013). A speedy snail chases his dreams of becoming a racer. Playing at Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Pl., Waldorf, Md.
  • 2pm: “Saving Mr. Banks” (2013). How Walt Disney convinced P. L. Travers to make her best-known creation into a movie. Playing at Alexandria’s Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Rd.
  • 3pm: “Twitch.” A patient undergoes genetic testing for Huntington’s disease. Playing at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, 10th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 3pm: “The Pride of the Yankees” (1942). Gary Cooper stars as doomed Bronx Bomber Lou Gehrig. Movies About Baseball at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington, Va.
  • 6:30pm: “Edward Scissorhands” (1990). A gentle man with scissors for hands falls in love with a beautiful girl. Teen movie at Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, Md.
  • 6:30pm: “Mulan” (1998). A headstrong teenager dresses as a man to save her aging father from being drafted into war with the Huns. A Summer Singalong at Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993). A divorcee disguises himself as a matronly English maid so he can be closer to his kids. Washington City Paper Summer Cinema at Heurich House, 1307 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: Three silent shorts with Gloria Swanson will play at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “The Princess Bride” (1987). The inconceivable tale of a farmboy turned pirate who rescues a fair maiden from marriage to a boorish prince. Now Playing on the Loop at Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, Va.
  • 7:30pm: “La Grande Illusion” (1937). Two French POWs try to escape German captivity. Part of the series “The War That Ended All Wars Began a Bigger War” at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
  • 8pm: “Pitch Perfect (2012). A college freshman finds an acca-perfect way to fit in. Part of the Beasley Summer Movie Series at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1514 15th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” (2013). Ron Burgundy and the news team move on up to network. Movies on the Square at Rockville Town Square, 200 E. Middle Ln., Rockville, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “The Defiant Ones” (1958). A white and a black convict must work together after escaping prison while chained to one another. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Despicable Me 2” (2013). Playing again at Movies on the Beach at Princess Royale, 91st St., Ocean City, Md.
  • 9pm: “Time Bandits” (1981). A band of height-challenged thieves bounce through time looking for things to steal. Part of the American Visionary Art Museum’s Flicks on the Hill at Baltimore’s Federal Hill. Rain location: inside the museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore, Md.
  • Sunset: “Rudy” (1993). A height-challenged young man follows his dream of playing college football. Part of Canal Park Thursday Movies: “It’s a Whole New Ballgame,” 200 M St., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • Friday:

    • 11am: H.O.P.E. Theater: Helping Our People Engage, at Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd., SE, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 715-7707 or -7708 for details.
    • 2pm: “Warm Bodies” (2013). A zombiefied teen love story. Playing at Howard County’s Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, Md.
    • 2pm: “The Rescuers” (1977). A mouse couple searches for a kidnapped little girl. 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.
    • 3pm: Science at the Cinema at Georgetown Library, 3260 R St., NW, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 727-0232 for details.
    • 3pm: “Twitch.” Playing again at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, 10th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
    • 4pm: A Friday film at Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
    • 7pm: “Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard” (2012). A documentary about post-World War II reconciliation, exemplified in an exchange of letters between American and Japanese school kids. Part of Meaningful Movies Olney at the Buffington Building Community Room, 3300 Olney Sandy Spring Rd., Olney, Md.
    • 7pm: Ten Forward Happy Hour at the Black Cat. Tonight’s episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation”: “Where No One Has Gone Before,” from season 1. 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
    • 7pm: “3D Naked Ambition” (2014). A parody of Japan’s adult film industry. Part of the 19th annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival at the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium, 1050 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C.
    • 7pm: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971). A good-hearted boy wins a tour of an out-of-this-world candy factory. Films at the Park at Mosaic, 2910 District Ave., Fairfax, Va.
    • 7:30pm: “All Quiet on the Western Front” (1930). A group of German soldiers grows more and more disillusioned as World War I drags on. Part of the series “The War That Ended All Wars Began a Bigger War” at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
    • 8pm: “Frozen” (2013). A goofy princess tries to save her village from the spell cast by her ice queen of a sister. Playing at Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly, Md.
    • 8pm: “Empire Records” (1995). A day in the life of an indie record store that’s fighting to stay indie. Part of the Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington, Va.
    • 8:30pm: “Gravity” (2013). Disaster at low earth orbit. Playing at the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10221 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
    • 8:30pm: “Casino Royale” (2006). How James Bond becomes 007. The conclusion of Summer Escapes at Union Market, 1309 5th St., NE, Washington, D.C. Walkups are free, but parking costs $10.
    • 8:30pm: “Chariots of Fire” (1981). The story of two British runners, one Jewish, one Christian, in the 1924 Summer Olympics. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
    • 8:30pm: “The Nut Job” (2014). A scheming squirrel tries to raid a nut store to feed his scurry. The conclusion of Movies on the Beach at 27th St., Ocean City, Md.
    • 9pm: “Moonstruck” (1987). A widow is torn between two suitors: her late husband’s best friend and his brother. Cinema al Fresco in Baltimore’s Little Italy, High and Stiles Sts.
    • Sunset: “The Lego Movie” (2014). The conclusion of Friday Flicks Outdoor Movies at Granville Gude Park and Lakehouse, 8300 Mulberry St., Laurel, Md.
    • Sunset: “Monsters University” (2013). When Mike met Sully. Lansdowne Live at Lansdowne Town Center, Rt. 7 and Belmont Ridge Rd., Lansdowne, Va.
    • Sunset: “Babe” (1995). A prize pig learns to href sheep. Lovettsville Movies on the Green, 57 E. Broad Way, Lovettsville, Va.
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