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Summer is quickly winding down for most kids around here, and the people who put on the free movies from Beltway to Beltway seem to have noticed.

This final week before students in DC, and most in Maryland, head back to school is dominated by family friendly films.

Here’s the full list for the week starting Saturday, August 16th:

Saturday:

  • 10am: A PIXAR marathon at Glen Burnie Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, Md.
  • 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.
  • 1:30pm: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (2013). Bilbo Baggins and his band of dwarves enter a gold-hoarding dragon’s lair. Playing at Baltimore’s Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern ave.
  • 2pm: “Elysium” (2013). A desperate man invades the luxurious satellite where the elite live to escape a lawless planet Earth. Playing at Orleans Street Library, 1303 Orleans St., Baltimore, Md.
  • 2pm: “Helvetica” (2007). A documentary about fonts. Playing at Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2pm: “College” (1927). Buster Keaton stars as a nerdy college student who tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Playing at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s McEvoy Auditorium, 8th and F Sts., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2:30pm: A selection of short films from the 1989 International Experimental Film Congress in Toronto will play at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 3pm: “Mulan” (1998). An awkward teen poses as a man to save her father from war in feudal China. A family movie at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va.
  • 6pm: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (2013). A food-making weather machine sets off an edible monster infestation. Starlight Cinema, 5875 Trinity Pkwy., Centreville, Va.
  • 7pm: Cylon Happy Hour at the Black Cat. Tonight’s episode of “Battlestar Galactica”: “Lay Down Your Burdens (Part 1),” from season 2. 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “The Lego Movie” (2014). The “awesome” finale of Cinema Del Ray at the Mount Vernon RECenter, 2017 Belle View Blvd., Alexandria, Va.
  • 7:30pm: “Wings of the Navy” (1939). A love triangle develops when a submarine officer trains to become a pilot at the same school as his brother. The finale 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: “Jaws” (1975). The movie that made a simple swim scary. Movies on the Green at Tysons Corner Center, Level 2 across from Microsoft.
  • 8:30pm: “The Muppet Movie” (1979). Kermit, Piggy and the crew go on a road trip. Moonlit Movies at the Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center, 101 Centerway, Greenbelt, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “Gravity” (2013). Disaster in orbit. Part of the Comcast Outdoor Film Festival Benefitting NIH Charities, 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “Crossing Delancey” (1988). A modern Manhattan woman meets a man through her Jewish grandmother’s matchmaker. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 9pm: “To Catch a Thief” (1955). A reformed thief has to clear his name after a new heist. Summer Movies at The Wine Bin, 8390 Main St., Ellicott City, Md.
  • Sunset: “The Lorax” (2012). Dr. Seuss’s little tree lover with a mustache. Movies on the Beach, 8916 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach, Md.
  • Sunset: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (2013). Playing again at Cinema Under the Stars at Loudoun Station, 43805 Central Station Dr., Ashburn, Va.

Sunday:

  • 12pm: “Getting to Know Degas and Cassatt” (2008). A repeat screening at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 1pm: “A Chinese Odyssey” (1995). A two-part comedy-fantasy very loosely based on the classic novel “Journey to the West.” Both parts will play back to back at the 19th annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival at the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium, 1050 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C.
  • 1pm: “Fanie Fourie’s Lobola“(2013). An Afrikaaner man and a Zulu woman deal with the bride’s family’s complicated dowry system. Playing at the Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • 2pm: A Books as Films series continues at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. (703) 746-1742 for details.
  • 4pm: A selection of short films by artists who’d seen success in galleries and on stages. Playing at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 6pm: “From Russia with Love” (1963). James Bond follows a beautiful spy into an assassination ploy. Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor, Md.
  • 7pm: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (2009). A teen genius invents a machine that turns weather into food. What could possibly go wrong? Cinema Under the Stars at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 14900 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013). Katniss Everdeen is forced back into the deadly arena. The finale of the Comcast Outdoor Film Festival Benefitting NIH Charities, 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “The Jazz Singer” (1927). A cantor’s son defies his father and chases his stage dreams in this first-ever talking motion picture. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Monday:

  • 2pm: “Frozen” (2013). A frosty queen puts her village in the grip of an eternal winter. Playing at Deale Library, 5940 Deale-Churchton Rd., Deale, Md.
  • 2pm: Marvelous Movie Mondays at D.C.’s Chevy Chase Library. Movie repeats at 6:30. 5625 Connecticut Ave., NW.
  • 2pm: “Meet the Robinsons” (2007). A young inventor is whisked on a time traveling adventure. A summer matinee at Woodridge Library, 1790 Douglas St., NE, Washington, D.C.
  • 5pm: “Insidious” (2010). A family fears their new house may be haunted when their son falls into a coma. Playing at Baltimore’s Pennsylvania Avenue Library, 1531 W. North Ave.
  • 6pm: “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” (2010). An uptight businessman’s life turns topsy-turvy when he inherits a flock of penguins. Monday Night Movies… Munchies and More… at Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville, Md.
  • 6pm: A fantasy flick at Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library, 901 G St., NW, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 727-0321 for details.
  • 6pm: “Charade” (1963). A beautiful woman may hold the key to a fortune stolen by her late husband. Part of the series “Audrey: Her Life in Film” at the National Theatre’s Helen Hayes Gallery, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 6:30pm: “Cowboys & Aliens” (2011). An interstellar invasion of the Old West. Playing at Elkridge Library, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, Md.
  • 6:30pm: “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” (2013). The teen demigod and his friends seek the Golden Fleece. Teen Movie at Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, Md.
  • 6:30pm: An Alfred Hitchcock thriller from the 1920s. Retro Film Night at Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8pm: “Drive-In Massacre” (1977). A massacre at a drive-in movie theater. How much more explanation do you need? Hosted by the Washington Psychotronic Films Society at McFadden’s, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8pm: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I” (2010). The boy wizard discovers the three most powerful objects in the wizarding world. Muggle Mondays at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Rio 2” (2014). A sheltered blue macaw meets his in-laws. Playing at the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10221 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “The African Queen” (1951). A prim missionary convinces a drunken riverboat captain to take on the fight in World War I. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Sunset: “Flight” (2012). Denzel Washington stars as an alcoholic airline pilot who saves his passengers from disaster. Part of Crystal Screen’s “In Flight” series, 1851 S. Bell St., Arlington, Va.

Tuesday:

  • 2pm: “Glory” (1989). The story of the first all-African American unit in the Civil War. Playing at Alexandria’s Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Rd.
  • 6pm: “Earth” (2009). Animals migrate through all corners of the globe. Family Movie Night at Palisades Library, 4901 V St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 6:30pm: “The Help” (2011). A white Southern woman writes a book about her African-American maids. Playing at Howard County’s Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, Md.
  • 6:30pm: “A Bug’s Life” (1998). An inventive ant finds some unlikely recruits to help fight the grasshoppers who terrorize his colony. Playing at Annapolis Library, 1410 West St., Annapolis, Md.
  • 6pm: The August movie series “Marry Me!” continues at Georgetown Library, 3260 R St., NW, Washington, D.C. Email Megan McNitt for more information.
  • 7pm: “Frozen (2013). Playing again for the final Family Film Night of the summer at Sursum Corda, 1st and L Sts., NE, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “The Hustler” (1961). Young meets old at the pool table. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Sunset: “Monsters University” (2013). The friends from the scare floor weren’t always friends. Movie Night at South Riding Center, 42420 Unicorn Dr., South Riding, Va.

Wednesday:

  • 3:30pm: “Pompeii” (2014). A Roman slave becomes an invincible gladiator. Playing at Herring Run Library, 3801 Erdman Ave., Baltimore, Md.
  • 3:30pm: A Wednesday night teen movie at Palisades Library, 4901 V St., NW, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 282-3139 for details.
  • 6pm: “A Series of Unfortunate Events” (2004). The movie version of the Lemony Snicket tale plays at Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Pl., Waldorf, Md.
  • 7pm: “The Golden Honeymoon” (1980). A married couple encounters the wife’s old flame while celebrating their 50th anniversary. Playing at St. Mary’s Court, 725 24th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “The Guardian” (2006). A haunted Coast Guard search and rescue specialist trains a hot-headed up-and-comer. The finale of the GatewayDC Summer Film Series, 2700 Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • 7:30pm: “Syrian: A Fire Within.” A short documentary about the Syrian civil war as seen through the eyes of liberal activists on the front lines. Playing at DCAC (DC Arts Center), 2438 18th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Double Indemnity” (1944). An insurance man lets himself fall into a murder plot. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Finding Nemo” (2003). A neurotic clown fish loses his only son. Movies on the Beach at the Carousel, 116th St., Ocean City, Md.
  • Sunset: “Put Your Hands Up!: The Tribute Concert to Chuck Brown.” Celebrating D.C.’s late Godfather of Go-Go. Part of the U Street Movie Series at Harrison Field, 1330 V St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Thursday:

  • Movie Madness at Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library, 901 G St., NW, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 727-0321 for details.
  • 11am: “Pressure Cooker” (2008). Culinary students from an inner city Philadelphia high school prepare for a one-day cookoff. Playing at the Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • 2:30pm: “The Tale of Despereaux” (2008). Three animals’ lives intertwine in a castle. Playing at Howard County’s Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, Md.
  • 3pm: “Bull Durham” (1988). A minor league groupie decides whether to have an affair with a young up-and-comer or his aging mentor. Movies About Baseball at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington, Va.
  • 6:30pm: “A Bug’s Life” (1998). Playing again at Brooklyn Park Library, 1 E. 11th Ave., Baltimore, Md.
  • 6:30pm: “The Birds” (1963). Alfred Hitchcock’s fowl tale plays 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: “The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer” (1947). Shirley Temple stars as a teen who falls for Cary Grant’s playboy. Classic Cinema Night at Northeast Library, 330 7th St., NE, Washington, D.C.
  • 6:30pm: A special blockbuster movie night at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. (703) 746-1751 for details.
  • 7pm: “All Night” (1918). Rudolph Valentino stars in this silent comedy about a socialite couple who convince an unmarried man and woman to switch places with them at a party. Playing at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • 7:30pm: “Rockin’ in the Rockies” (1945). Bringing showbiz — and the Three Stooges — to the Old West. The kickoff of the series “Western Swing: Live and On Film” at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “Despicable Me 2” (2013). The despicable Gru is recruited to fight a new supervillain. The finale of Movies on the Square at Rockville Town Square, 200 E. Middle Ln., Rockville, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “The Fly” (1986). A scientist’s experiment transforms him into a human/fly hybrid. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Planes” (2013). The world of “Cars” takes flight. Movies on the Beach at Princess Royale, 91st St., Ocean City, Md.
  • 9pm: “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” (1982). The starship Enterprise faces a foe from its past. 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: “The Blind Side” (2009). The true story of a teen who overcomes homelessness to become an NFL star. 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: A movie for Readers’ Advisory Week at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. (703) 746-1742 for details.
  • 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.
  • 7pm: Ten Forward Happy Hour at the Black Cat. Tonight’s episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation”: “Justice,” from season 1. 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “Frozen” (2013). Playing again at Films at the Park at Mosaic, 2910 District Ave., Fairfax, Va.
  • 8pm: “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004). San Diego’s finest newsman meets his match in a new anchorwoman. Part of the Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington, Va.
  • 8:15pm: A film to be determined via voters’ choice. Sunset Cinema in Falls Church, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (2012). The adventure begins for Bilbo Baggins. Playing at the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10221 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “Fatal Attraction” (1987). A one-night stand turns out really badly for this married man. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 9pm: “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012). A man with emotional problems falls in love with a woman who just might be crazier than he is. Cinema al Fresco in Baltimore’s Little Italy, High and Stiles Sts.
  • Sunset:”Brave” (2012). A Scottish princess butts her fiery red head with her equally headstrong mother. Outdoor Movies at Shamrock Park, Bel Air, Md.
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