There aren’t many blockbusters battling for your attention this weekend.
Outdoor film festivals have been going on all summer in the D.C. area, but this weekend brings a special treat with the arrival of Screen on the Green – four weeks of free movies on the nation’s front yard.
“This Is the End” may be one of the new movies making its debut in the multiplexes this week, but when it comes to free summer movie season in and around the nation’s capital, this is only the beginning.
The National Gallery of Art continues its salute to Universal Pictures’ 100th anniversary; the Library of Congress is beginning a new series celebrating the restoration of the old movie house the State Theatre in Culpeper, Va.; even Filmfest DC, the annual international film festival in the nation’s capital, has a few films worth checking out that require no price for admission.
From environmentally-themed classics to full-length animated motion pictures to screwball comedies, there’s something for everyone in the free movie department this week.
Fans of classic films are in luck this week. One of the earliest examples of an epic, a mini-marathon of Bette Davis motion pictures, and a Woody Allen double-feature are among the highlights of a packed week of free movies in and around DC.
A retelling of the “Jack and the Beanstalk” fable could be the top draw at this weekend’s box office. But if “Jack the Giant Slayer” has you feeling nostalgic, you can feed that nostalgia with the long list of classic (or classic-looking) movies playing for free this week in and around D.C.
This week’s list of free movies in the DC area includes a handful of romantic options, starting on Tuesday. Most of them may require a long drive, but you do have options inside the District as well.
It’s a strange movie selection at the box office this weekend, luckily you have options in the D.C. area that are absolutely free, and they range from high-minded art films to cinematic classics to the just plain ridiculous.
The warm weather means the National Mall will likely be packed this weekend, so it might get crowded for one of the best-kept secrets about tourism in Washington: the free movies that play in and around town week in and week out.