Free Flicks From Beltway to Beltway

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As if you needed a surer sign that summer is winding down, the curtain is falling on more free summertime movie festivals this week, from Beltway to Beltway.

At least a half-dozen series, indoors and out, are showing their final features, including an Audrey Hepburn retrospective at D.C.’s National Theater, Harry Potter movies at The Black Cat, the “In Flight” series in Crystal City, and Flicks on the Hill in Baltimore.

At the same time, it’s almost like summer just got started at a winery in Fairfax County. It’s beginning a weekly outdoor movie festival this weekend.

And NoMa Summer Screen was supposed to wrap up last week, but it’s added one more film to the bill this Wednesday, as a tribute to the late Robin Williams.

Here’s the full list of free movies for the week starting Saturday, August 23rd:

Saturday:

  • 10:30am: A mysterious double feature: the Michelangelo Antonioni film “Blow-Up” (1966) and a film noir in a high school, “Brick” (2005). Playing at Baltimore’s Central Library, 400 Cathedral St.
  • 2pm: “The Big Parade” (1925). A naïve American businessman’s son loses his innocence in the French trenches of World War I. Playing at the National Museum of American History’s Warner Bros. Theater, 14th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2:30pm: Rare finds from the archives of Canyon Cinema will play at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 6pm: “Frozen” (2013). An ice queen leaves her village in the grip of eternal winter. Starlight Cinema, 5875 Trinity Pkwy., Centreville, Va.
  • 7pm: “Macbeth.” A production of the Shakespeare tragedy, directed by Teller of Penn and Teller fame and filmed at the Folger Theater, will play at the Carter Barron Amphitheater, 4850 Colorado Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: Cylon Happy Hour at the Black Cat. Tonight’s episode of “Battlestar Galactica”: “Lay Down Your Burdens (Part 2),” the season 2 finale. 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7:30pm: “Goldfinger” (1964). James Bond chases a plot to rob Fort Knox. The return of Screen on the Green at Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, Va.
  • 7:30pm: A Lucky Rawlins double feature: “Silver City Raiders” (1943) and “The Last Horseman” (1944). Playing at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
  • 8pm: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (2013). An introverted man tries to make his daydreams come true. Summer Movies @ Penrose Square, 2501 9th Rd. S., Arlington, Va.
  • 8pm: “Man of Steel” (2013). Superman has an identity crisis. Movies on the Green at Tysons Corner Center, Level 2 across from Microsoft.
  • 8pm: “The Princess Bride” (1987). The hilarious adventures of a farmboy-turned-pirate, a reluctant princess, an inconceivable Sicilian and a Spaniard bent on revenge. Movies Under the Stars at the Pinn Community Center Tennis Court, 10255 Zion Dr., Fairfax, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (2013). Bilbo and the dwarves venture into a gold-hoarding dragon’s lair. Playing at the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10221 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “Tin Men” (1987). Three generations of one Polosh-American family. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 9pm: “Life of Pi” (2012). A shipwreck leaves a young boy stranded with a Bengal tiger. Summer Movies at The Wine Bin, 8390 Main St., Ellicott City, Md.

Sunday:

  • 2pm: “Madea Goes to Jail” (2009). Tyler Perry’s feisty grandma winds up behind bars. Playing at Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota Ave., NE, Washington, D.C.
  • 2pm: “New Urban Cowboy: Toward a New Pedestrianism“(2008). An artist redesigns a Florida slum. 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) 746-1751 for details.
  • 4pm: A broadcast culture double feature: “Late at Night — Voices of Ordinary Madness” (2013) and “Silence Radio” (2013). Playing at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 6pm: “Dr. No” (1962). James Bond tracks a plot against his life to a mysterious island. Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor, Md.
  • 7pm: “Royal Cousins at War” (2014). A BBC miniseries on the three cousins at the center of World War I: Tsar Nicholas, Kaiser Wilhelm and King George. Part of the series “Cinema and the Great War” at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md.
  • 7pm: “Frozen” (2013). Playing again as a singalong at Cinema Under the Stars at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 14900 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “A Face in the Crowd” (1957). Andy Griffith plays a hobo who becomes an overnight media sensation. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Monday:

  • 2pm: Marvelous Movie Mondays at D.C.’s Chevy Chase Library. Movie repeats at 6:30. 5625 Connecticut Ave., NW.
  • 6pm: Booklover’s Film Companion at Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library, 901 G St., NW, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 727-0321 to find out what’s playing.
  • 6pm: “Wait Until Dark” (1967). Thugs terrorize a blind woman as they search for a heroin-stuffed doll in her home. The finale of the series “Audrey: Her Life in Film” at the National Theatre’s Helen Hayes Gallery, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7:30pm: “Midnight in Paris” (2011). A screenwriter finds himself transported to the past on late nights in the Eternal City. Playing at Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Rd., Rockville, Md.
  • 8pm: Christopher Lee Appreciation Night. Clips of films starring the Granddaddy of Horror will play, courtesy of the Washington Psychotronic Films Society, at McFadden’s, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8pm: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II” (2011). The boy wizard’s final confrontation with the Dark Lord. The finale of Muggle Mondays at the Black Cat, 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Mildred Pierce” (1945). A betrayed wife finds independence. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Sunset: “Snakes on a Plane” (2006). Samuel L. Jackson battles a slithering menace at cruising altitude. The finale of Crystal Screen’s “In Flight” series, 1851 S. Bell St., Arlington, Va.

Tuesday:

  • 6pm: The August movie series “Marry Me!” continues at Georgetown Library, 3260 R St., NW, Washington, D.C. Email Megan McNitt for more information.
  • 8:30pm: “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1946). A woman and her lover suffer the consequences after killing her husband. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday:

  • 2pm: “Watermark” (2013). An artistic exploration of water. Playing at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 3:30pm: A Wednesday night teen movie at Palisades Library, 4901 V St., NW, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 282-3139 for details.
  • 5pm: “Man of Steel” (2013). Playing again at Reisterstown Road Library, 6310 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore, Md.
  • 6:30pm: “In Her Shoes” (2005). Estranged sisters renew their relationship after meeting the grandmother they never knew. Playing at Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Rd., North Potomac, Md.
  • 6:30pm: “Pocahontas” (1995). Disney’s version of the early American love story. A summer singalong at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “Hook” (1991). An adult Peter Pan returns to Neverland when Captain Hook kidnaps his kids. In memory of Robin Williams at NoMa Summer Screen, 2nd and L Sts., NE, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “From Here to Eternity” (1953). Love and war at Pearl Harbor. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Planes” The world of “Cars” goes airborne. Movies on the Beach at the Carousel, 116th St., Ocean City, Md.
  • Sunset: “Finding Nemo” (2003). A neurotic clown fish looks for his son. The final Movie Night at Town Green, 43055 Center St., South Riding, Va.

Thursday:

  • 3pm: “Frozen” (2013). A singalong at Arlington’s Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St.
  • 3pm: “Moneyball” (2011). The true story of the man who managed the Oakland A’s by the numbers. Movies About Baseball at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington, Va.
  • 3pm: “Monsters University” (2013). How the scarers learned it all. Summer Movie Fun at Alexandria’s Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Rd.
  • 4pm: “Oblivion” (2013). Tom Cruise plays cleanup on a ravaged future Earth. Sci-Fi Movie Night at Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave., NW, 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: “Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil LeClercq” (2013). The true story of a prima ballerina whose career was cut short by polio. Playing at the National Archives’ William G. McGowan Theater, 7th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “Pollyanna” (1920). Mary Pickford stars as the irrepressible orphan. Playing at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • 7:30pm: Mystery Movie Night at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va. The feature will be revealed the night of the screening:
  • 8pm: “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” (2013). Idris Elva stars as South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon. The final entry in Films in the Stone at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial, 1964 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C.</li
  • 8pm: “El Estudiante” (2008). A septuagenarian enrolls in college. Movies @ The Mill, 2611 Columbia Pike, Arlington, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “King Kong” (1933). A prehistoric monster goes ape for Fay Wray. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Free Willy” Movies on the Beach at Princess Royale, 91st St., Ocean City, Md.
  • 9pm: “Jurassic Park” (1993). An eccentric entrepreneur creates a prehistoric theme park using cloned giant lizards. The finale 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.

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.
  • 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 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”: “The Battle,” from season 1. 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002). A shy woman introduces the love of her life to her crazy family. The finale of Films at the Park at Mosaic, 2910 District Ave., Fairfax, Va.
  • 8pm: A movie to be announced will wrap up the Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington, Va.
  • 8:15pm: “Frozen” (2013). Playing again at Sunset Cinema in Falls Church, 223 Little Falls St., Falls Church, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “The Princess Bride” (1987). Playing again at the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10221 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “Dial M for Murder” (1954). A man’ split to kill his wife doesn’t go according to plan. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 9pm: “Used People” (1992). A widow meets an old flame at her husband’s funeral. Cinema al Fresco in Baltimore’s Little Italy, High and Stiles Sts.
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