Free Flicks For The End Of The Summer

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Summer 2014 is going out with a bang, as far as the local free movie scene is concerned.

Labor Day weekend is packed with films for young and old, before all the kids head back to school and the schedule thins out even more.

But even after the holiday, the freebies continue. The Arlington Public Library is kicking off two film series, one with James Bond movies, the other featuring films about time. The DC Library is starting a science fiction film series. The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery begins a Chinese film festival late in the week. And the Library of Congress is holding an impromptu tribute to the late Robin Williams.

Here’s the full list of free movies for the week starting Saturday, August 30th:

Saturday:

  • 9am: “Urbanized” (2011). A documentary about city design. Playing at Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2pm: “Jurassic Park III” (2001). The dinosaur clones infest another island. Playing at Herring Run Library, 3801 Erdman Ave., Baltimore, Md.
  • 2:30pm: 1990s-era films 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: “The Lego Movie” (2014). An ordinary plastic man finds his inner hero. Starlight Cinema, 5875 Trinity Pkwy., Centreville, Va.
  • 7pm: Cylon Happy Hour at the Black Cat. Tonight’s episode of “Battlestar Galactica”: “Occupation,” the season 3 premiere. 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7:30pm: “Forrest Gump” (1994). A simple-minded man finds himself in the right places at the right times. Screen on the Green at Paradise Springs Winery, 13219 Yates Ford Rd., Clifton, Va.
  • 8pm: “Gravity” (2013). A rookie astronaut fights to survive a sudden disaster. Summer Movies @ Penrose Square, 2501 9th Rd. S., Arlington, Va.
  • 8pm: “The Blind Side” (2009). A caring family helps an orphaned teen rise from homelessness to the NFL. Movies on the Green at Tysons Corner Center, Level 2 across from Microsoft.
  • 8:30pm: “Wreck-It Ralph” (2012). A video game villain tries to be good in other arcade lands. Playing at the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10221 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte” (1964). An aging southern belle descends into madness after a death in the family. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 9pm: “The Princess Bride” (1987). The hilarious adventures of a farmboy-turned-pirate, a reluctant princess, an inconceivable Sicilian and a Spaniard bent on revenge. Summer Movies at The Wine Bin, 8390 Main St., Ellicott City, Md.

Sunday:

  • 2pm: “Watermark” (2013). An artistic exploration of water. Then, at 4pm, newer films from 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: “You Only Live Twice” (1967). James Bond tries to stop a thermonuclear war in Japan. Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor, Md.
  • 7pm: “Beetlejuice” (1988). A recently deceased couple turns to a bizarre ghost to scare a yuppie family out of their dream house. Cinema Under the Stars at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 14900 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “The Lego Movie” (2014). Playing again at the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10221 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “Days of Wine and Roses” (1962). An alcoholic gets his new, younger lover on the sauce. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Monday:

  • 8:30pm: A movie to be named later at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday:

  • 6pm: “From Russia with Love” (1963). 007 follows a beautiful Russian spy into an assassination plot. The kickoff of a James Bond Film Festival, featuring every actor who’s played the British super spy, at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va.
  • 7pm: A First Tuesday Family Movie at Riviera Beach Library, 1130 Duvall Hwy., Pasadena, Md. Call (410) 222-6285 for details.
  • 8:30pm: A movie to be named later at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Sunset: “Midnight in Paris“(2011). A screenwriter finds himself transported to the past after dark. Movies on the Lane at Redwood Restaurant and Bar, 7121 Bethesda Ln., Bethesda, Md.

Wednesday:

  • 6pm: “Which Way Home” (2009). An Academy Award-nominated documentary about undocumented children crossing the border from Mexico to the United States. Playing at Prince Frederick Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick, Md.
  • 6pm: Teen Movie Night at Northeast Library, 330 7th St., NE, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 698-0183 for details.
  • 6:30pm: The Pre-Code Cinema Series continues at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria, Va. Call 703-746-1705 for details.
  • 8:30pm: A movie to be named later at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Thursday:

  • 3pm: “In Time” (2011). A man is framed for murder in the final year he has to live in his future dystopia: age 25. Movies About Time at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington, Va.
  • 5:30pm: “About Last Night” (2014). Two young couples look for more than just sex in their steamy relationships. Playing at Orleans Street Library, 1303 Orleans St., Baltimore, Md.
  • 6pm: Teen Movie Night at Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 282-3080 for details.
  • 6pm: A science fiction film festival kicks off at Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library, in conjunction with the Museum of Science Fiction. The museum is holding a Facebook contest to guess the name of the first film in the series. Free tickets are available here. 901 G St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 6:30pm: “Despicable Me 2” (2013). The supervillain from the original movie is recruited to fight a new threat. Playing at Elkridge Library, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, Md.
  • 6:30pm: Family Movie Thursday at Brooklyn Park Library, 1 E. 11th Ave., Baltimore, Md. Call (410) 222-6260 for details.
  • 7pm: “Old Dog” (2011). An aging shepherd fights to keep his beloved Tibetan mastiff from dog dealers and thieves. The kickoff of the 2nd Biennial DC Chinese Film Festival at the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium, 1050 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7:30pm: “Top Gun” (1986). A maverick pilot falls for a beautiful instructor at the Navy’s elite flight school. Now Playing on the Loop at Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, Va.
  • 7:30pm: “To Be or Not to Be” (1942). Starring Jack Benny as a Polish actor whose skills come in handy while spying against Nazi invaders. Playing at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
  • 8:30pm: A movie to be named later at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Sunset: “Moneyball” (2011). How numbers made the Oakland A’s a winning team. 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 double feature. “Rock Me to the Moon” (2013) and “Stray Dogs” (2013). Part of the 2nd Biennial DC Chinese Film Festival at the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium, 1050 Independence Ave., SW, 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”: “Hide and Q,” from season 1. 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7:30pm: “First Monday in October” (1981). The first female Supreme Court justice gets into a friendly rivalry with an associate. The kickoff of Hollywood on the Potomac at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • 7:30pm: “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993). A divorcee disguises himself as an English nanny so he can spend more time with his kids. A weekend tribute to Robin Williams at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” (2014). The time travel adventures of a dog and his boy. Playing at the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10221 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
  • 8:30pm: A movie to be named later at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 9pm: “Cinema Paradiso” (1988). A young boy strikes up a friendship with an aging film projectionist. The finale of Cinema al Fresco in Baltimore’s Little Italy, High and Stiles Sts.
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