Enjoy Free Movies During Dog Days of Summer

By Nathan Hager
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These may be the dog days of summer, but this week has one big reminder that fall is almost on the way.

Screen on the Green, the centerpiece outdoor movie festival in the nation’s capital, draws to a close this week, just three weeks after it started.

But not to worry, if you’re looking for a drive-in-style experience that’ll cost you nothing more than the gas in your tank. The shows will go on, from Beltway to Beltway, indoors and out this week.

Here’s the full schedule for the week starting Saturday, Aug. 9:

Saturday:

  • 11am: “Getting to Know Degas and Cassatt” (2008). Two films for children about the 19th century painters. Playing at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2pm: “City of Ember” (2008). The power threatens to go out on a post-apocalyptic society running on a great generator. A matinee at Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., North Potomac, Md.
  • 2:30pm: A selection of works from avant-garde filmmaker Stan Brakhage will play at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 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.
  • 6pm: “Despicable Me 2” (2013). The despicable Gru is recruited to fight a new supervillain. Starlight Cinema Centreville, 5875 Trinity Pkwy., Centreville, Va.
  • 7pm: Cylon Happy Hour at the Black Cat. Tonight’s episode of “Battlestar Galactica”: “Downloaded,” from season 2. 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7:30pm: “The Big Parade” (1925). A rich man sees how the other half live after entering the Army in World War I. The conclusion 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: “Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams” (2002). The Cortezes encounter rival spy kids on a mysterious island. Movies on the Green at Tysons Corner Center, Level 2 across from Microsoft.
  • 8pm: “Finding Nemo” (2003). A neurotic clown fish loses his only son. Movies Under the Stars at Pinn Community Center, 10255 Zion Dr., Fairfax, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “The Producers” (1967). Two guys try to make the worst play on Broadway — on purpose. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Before Sunset” (2004). Two strangers reunite nine years after a chance encounter that changed both their lives. Summer Movies @ Penrose Square, 2501 9th Rd. S., Arlington, Va.
  • 9pm: “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” (2014). The young CIA analyst uncovers a Russian terror plot. Summer Movies at The Wine Bin, 8390 Main St., Ellicott City, Md.
  • Sunset: “The Nut Job” (2014). A scheming squirrel tries to raid a nut store to feed his scurry. Cinema Under the Stars at Loudoun Station, 43805 Central Station Dr., Ashburn, Va.

Sunday:

  • 2pm: “City Farmers.” A short documentary about New York City’s urban farms and their effect of curbing street violence. Playing at the Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • 2pm: A Books as Films series begins at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. (703) 746-1742 for details.
  • 4pm: “37 Days” (2014). A BBC miniseries on the events leading up to World War I. Part of the series “Cinema and the Great War” at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md.
  • 4pm: “La Maison de la radio” (2013). A day in the life of Radio France headquarters. Part of the series “Broadcast Culture” at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 6pm: “Goldfinger” (1964). James Bond battles a criminal mastermind bent on robbing Fort Knox. Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor, Md.
  • 7pm: “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (1968). A wacky inventor creates a flying car. Cinema Under the Stars at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 14900 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge, Va.
  • 8:06pm: “Casablanca” (1942). An old flame finds a jaded nightclub owner at the start of World War II. Part of the Lake Anne Summer Film Festival, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “The Asphalt Jungle” (1950). Film noir with Marilyn Monroe. 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.
  • 5pm: “Cars” (2006). A cocky racecar learns the value of slowing down. Playing at Baltimore’s Pennsylvania Avenue Library, 1531 W. North Ave.
  • 6pm: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” (2010). A 6th grader reveals his innermost thoughts. Monday Night Movies… Munchies and More… at Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville, Md.
  • 6pm: “The Children’s Hour” (1961). Two teachers at an all-girl’s school are accused of being lesbians. Part of the series “Audrey: Her Life in Film” at the National Theatre’s Helen Hayes Gallery, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 6pm: Books on Film at Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library, 901 G St., NW, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 727-0321 for details.
  • 7pm: “A Soldier’s Story” (1984). A murder investigation at a racially-charged military base. The finale of Screen on the Green on the National Mall, between 7th and 12th Sts., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8pm: “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (2009). An old book reveals more about Voldemort’s past. Muggle Mondays at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8pm: “Uninvited” (1988). A mutant cat spreads murder on a yacht. Hosted by the Washington Psychotronic Films Society at McFadden’s, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Rio” (2011). A sheltered macaw spreads his wings in the jungles of Brazil. Playing at the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10221 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “Some Came Running” (1958). An embittered veteran returns home after World War II. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Sunset: “Executive Decision” (1996). Commandos board a hijacked plane midair. Part of Crystal Screen’s “In Flight” series, 1851 S. Bell St., Arlington, Va.

Tuesday:

  • 1pm: “Sol LeWitt” (2013). A documentary about the famously media-shy conceptual artist. Playing at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 6pm: “Frozen” (2013). A goofy princess tries to save her village from the icy spell cast by her sister. A family movie singalong at Palisades Library, 4901 V St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 6:30pm: “Gravity” (2013). A first-time astronaut fights to survive a sudden disaster. Movie Night at D.C.’s Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Pl., SW.
  • 7pm: “The Time Traveller’s Wife” (2009). A woman copes with her husband’s inability to let go of the past — or future. Science Fiction or Fact at D.C.’s Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave., NW.
  • 8:30pm: “Baby Doll” (1956). A Southern love triangle involving two men and a 19 year old virgin. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday:

  • 2pm: A matinee at Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Pl., Waldorf, Md.
  • 3:30pm: A Wednesday night teen movie at Palisades Library, 4901 V St., NW, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 282-3139 for details.
  • 6:30pm: “Frozen” (2013). Playing again as a summer singalong at Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library, 901 G St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “Sandlot” (1993). The new kid in town hopes to play ball. Part of NoMa Summer Screen, 2nd and L Sts., NE, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “Are We There Yet?” (2005). A road trip gets out of hand for a bachelor hoping to impress a single mom. Part of the GatewayDC Summer Film Series, 2700 Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “A Place at the Table” (2012). A documentary about hunger in America. Playing at Arlington’s Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St.
  • 8pm: AV Archives Night. A showcase of local audio and video, timed to the annual D.C. meeting of the Society of American Archivists. Playing at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Blackboard Jungle” (1955). A new teacher fights to keep his idealism intact at an inner-city school. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (2013). A food-making weather machine leads to a delicious infestation. Movies on the Beach at the Carousel, 116th St., Ocean City, Md.
  • Sunset: “The Nut Job” (2014). Playing again at Movie Night at Town Green, 43055 Center St., South Riding, Va.

Thursday:

  • 11am: “Life, Above All” (2010). A young South African deals with the stigma of HIV/AIDS in her community. Playing at the Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • 1pm: “Sol LeWitt” (2013). Playing again at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2pm: “The Wizard of Oz” (1939). A Kansas girl with big dreams learns there’s no place like home. Summer Movie Time at Broadneck Library, 1275 Green Holly Dr., Annapolis, Md.
  • 3pm: A back to school double feature. “A Goofy Movie” (1995) and “An Extremely Goofy Movie” (2000). Playing at Baltimore’s Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave.
  • 3pm: “A League of Their Own” (1992). How women kept the national pastime alive during World War II. Movies About Baseball at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington, Va.
  • 5:30pm: “I, Frankenstein” (2014). The monster gets caught in an ages-old war. Playing at Orleans Street Library, 1303 Orleans St., Baltimore, Md.
  • 6pm: A special blockbuster movie night at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. (703) 746-1742 for details.
  • 6:30pm: “Monsters University” (2013). When Mike met Sully. A family movie at Elkridge Library, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, Md.
  • 6:30pm: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (2014). Playing again as a family movie at Miller Library, 9421 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City, Md.
  • 6:30pm: “Mary Poppins” (1964). A magical nanny livens up a stodgy English family. A summer singalong at Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “Beetlejuice” (1988). A recently deceased couple hires a crazy ghost to scare off the yuppies who’ve moved into their dream home. Washington City Paper Summer Cinema at Heurich House, 1307 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “Pina” (2011). Wim Wenders’s documentary about modernist choreographer Pina Bausch. Playing at the National Archives’ William G. McGowan Theater, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “The Cameraman” (1928). A klutz tries I become a movie cameraman to be closer to the woman he adores. Playing at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • 7:30pm: “Prelude to War” (1942). Frank Capra’s US government-approved case for taking on the Axis. The kickoff of the series “Prelude to War: On the Eve of World War II” at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
  • 8pm: “Sofía y el Terco” (2012). A dissatisfied housewife tries to find herself on a rare vacation to the ocean. Movies @ The Mill, 2611 Columbia Pike, Arlington, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013). Kirk, Spock and the crew battle a terrorist with superhuman abilities. Movies on the Square at Rockville Town Square, 200 E. Middle Ln., Rockville, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “The Blues Brothers” (1980). Jake and Elwood’s mission from God to get their band back together. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Soul Surfer” (2011). The true story of a surfer who overcomes a vicious shark attack to get back on her board. Movies on the Beach at Princess Royale, 91st St., Ocean City, Md.
  • 9pm: “The Time Machine” (1960). A Victorian gentleman travels to the future and finds humanity divided into two warring tribes. 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: “A League of Their Own” (1992). Playing again at 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.
  • 11am: “American Experience: The Panama Canal ” (2011). A PBS documentary on the engineering marvel, playing 100 years to the day of its opening, at the Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • 1pm: “Sol LeWitt” (2013). Playing again at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2pm: “Clifford’s Really Big Movie” (2004). The big red dog joins a carnival. 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.
  • 3:30pm: A family matinee at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria, Va. Call (703) 746-1783 for details.
  • 4pm: A Friday film at Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: Ten Forward Happy Hour at the Black Cat. Tonight’s episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation”: “Lonely Among Us,” from season 1. 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons” (2013). An action comedy about a monk who tries to cast out demons non-violently. 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: “Fried Green Tomatoes” (1991). An unsatisfied housewife befriends an elderly woman. Films at the Park at Mosaic, 2910 District Ave., Fairfax, Va.
  • 7:30pm: “Triumph of the Will” (1935). The Nazi propaganda film. Part of the series “Prelude to War: On the Eve of World War II” at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
  • 8pm: “Miss Congeniality” (2000). An unkempt FBI agent goes undercover at a beauty pageant. Part of the Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington, Va.
  • 8:15pm: “The Lego Movie” (2014). An ordinary minifigure breaks the rules. The kickoff of Sunset Cinema in Falls Church, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Fresh from winning the previous year’s Hunger Games, a rebellious teen goes back in the arena to battle past winners. Playing at the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10221 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “The Lego Movie” (2014). Playing again at the kickoff of the Comcast Outdoor Film Festival Benefitting NIH Charities, 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “Witness for the Prosecution” (1957). A murder suspect hires an aging barrister to clear his name. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 9pm: “Rocky” (1976). A small-time boxer gets a rare shot to face the world heavyweight champion. Cinema al Fresco in Baltimore’s Little Italy, High and Stiles Sts.
  • The Lego Movie” (2014). And again at Outdoor Movies at Shamrock Park, Bel Air, Md.

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

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