By Nathan Hager

Who says the end of summer means the end of outdoor movies?

Fall may be right around the corner, but at the end of this week, drive-in-style big screen presentations are coming to three places in the Baltimore-Washington area that haven’t had them all summer, even as other locations say goodbye to their outdoor film festivals for the season.

This week’s free movie schedule also features more tributes to the late Robin Williams, a screening of the latest Best Picture Oscar winner that’s just for seniors, and a blockbuster movie for kids presented in Spanish.

Here’s the full list for the week starting Saturday, September 13th:

Saturday:

  • 10:30am: A showcase of cartoons from the 1980s at D.C.’s Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Pl., SW.
  • 2pm: “Frozen (2013). Disney’s unavoidable story of sisterhood and snow plays at Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C. Part of their “The One with That Song” series.
  • 2pm: “Headshot” (2011). A framed cop becomes an assassin, and falls into a coma after a botched job. Part of the series “Dreams, Hallucinations and Nightmares: The Films of Pen-ek Ratanaruang” at the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium, 1050 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2:30pm: “La Piedra Ausente (The Absent Stone)” (2012). How a carved rock helped to cement Mexico’s national identity. Part of the series “American Originals Now: Jesse Lerner” at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 3pm: A belated celebration of Batman Day (July 23rd) will include a Batman movie at Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: Cylon Happy Hour at the Black Cat. Tonight’s episode of “Battlestar Galactica”: “Exodus (Part 1),” from season 3. 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7:30pm: “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” (1977). A young man on a desert planet discovers the way of the Jedi. Playing at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014). The patriotic Avenger has to stop an enemy whose strength matches his own. The finale of the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10221 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “To Have and Have Not” (1944). Lauren Bacall’s screen debut with Humphrey Bogart plays at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 9pm: “Chocolat” (2000). A free-spirited chocolatier shakes up a conservative village. Summer Movies at The Wine Bin, 8390 Main St., Ellicott City, Md.
  • Sunset: “Iron Man 3” (2013). The indestructible guy is brought to the edge of defeat by a nerd he snubbed in the 1980s. The finale of Movies on the Beach, 8016 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach, Md.

Sunday:

  • 2pm: “Monrak Transistor” (2002). A country boy goes AWOL from the Army to chase dreams of pop stardom, while his wife back home resists temptation from another man. Part of the series “Dreams, Hallucinations and Nightmares: The Films of Pen-ek Ratanaruang” at the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium, 1050 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2pm: A Movie at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St, Alexandria, Va. Call (703) 746-1751 for details.
  • 4pm: “Ruins” (1999). An examination of the tendency to recast archeology as art. Part of the series “American Originals Now: Jesse Lerner” at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 5pm: “Despicable Me 2” (2013). A Spanish-language edition of the family-friendly sequel will play at Strawberry Park at Mosaic, 2910 District Ave., Fairfax, Va.
  • 6:30pm: “Peter Pan” (1953). Disney’s classic cartoon adaptation of the Barrie story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up. Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor, Md.
  • 7pm: “Muppets Most Wanted” (2014). Kermit the Frog is mistaken for an international criminal. Cinema Under the Stars, Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 14900 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge, Va.
  • 7:01pm: “Skyfall” (2012). James Bond faces his most dangerous challenge yet: a former agent with his own license to kill. The finale of the Lake Anne Summer Film Festival, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “The Apartment” (1960). A corporate striver finds love after letting executives use his apartment for one-night stands. 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.
  • 3:30pm: “Matilda” (1996). A young girl discovers she has special powers. A movie for Roald Dahl’s birthday and Banned Books Week at Palisades Library, 4901 V St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 5pm: “Fast and Furious” (2009). A speed junkie and an FBI agent team up to find a killer. Playing at Baltimore’s Pennsylvania Avenue Library, 1531 W. North Ave.
  • 6pm: A fantasy flick at Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library, 901 G St., NW, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 727-0321 for details.
  • 6:30pm: Retro Film Night: 1930s at Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 243-1188 for details.
  • 8pm: “The Stay Awake” (1987). The ghost of a serial killer materializes as a lizard to torment a group of European schoolgirls. Hosted by the Washington Psychotronic Films Society at McFadden’s, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “Garden State” (2004). A struggling actor returns to a home he hasn’t visited in a decade, for his mother’s funeral. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday:

  • 11am: “12 Years a Slave” (2013). The Oscar-winning true story of a freed black man sold into Southern slavery. A movie for seniors at Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly, Md.
  • 6pm: “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969). 007 uncovers a criminal plot involving beautiful women in the Swiss Alps. James Bond Film Festival at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “Broadway Danny Rose” (1984). A gangster mistakes his mistress’s talent agent for her lover. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday:

  • 1pm: “La Camioneta” (2013). Life on one of the lavishly painted buses that shuttles Guatemalans to work. Playing at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 1pm: “The Trials.” Part of the Czech documentary trilogy “Between a Star and a Crescent,” playing at the Library of Congress Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • 5pm: “Frozen” (2013). The singalong version plays at Northwood Library, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore, Md.
  • 5pm: “12 Angry Men” (1957). Eleven jurors try to sway a lone holdout in a murder trial. Playing at Reisterstown Road Library, 6310 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore, Md.
  • 5pm: “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” (2008). A concentration camp commandant’s son befriends a Jewish boy on the other side of the fence. Part of the Fall Book to Movie series at Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota Ave., NE, Washington, D.C.
  • 5:30pm: “Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club” (2014). Five single moms bond after their kids are caught smoking and vandalizing at school. Playing at Orleans Street Library, 1303 Orleans St., Baltimore, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “They Drive by Night” (1940). A truck driver is accused of murder, while his brother struggles in the same line of work. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Sunset: “The Bayou: D.C.’s Killer Joint” (2013). The story of one of Washington’s liveliest concert halls. The finale of the U Street Movie Series at Harrison Field, 1330 V St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Thursday:

  • 3pm: “TiMER” (2009). What if the moment you meet your soul mate comes at the end of a countdown clock? Movies About Time at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington, Va.
  • 6:30pm: “The Mummy” (1999). An ancient Egyptian villain comes back to life. Playing 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: A tribute to the late Robin Williams at West End Library, 2522 Virginia Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 724-8707 for details.
  • 6:30pm: A Robin Williams Classic will also be shown at Alexandria’s Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Rd.
  • 6:30pm: Blockbuster Thursday at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St, Alexandria, Va. Call (703) 746-1751 for details.
  • 7pm: “The Adventures of Robin Hood” (1938). The Errol Flynn classic plays at D.C.’s Northeast Library, 330 7th St., NE.
  • 7:30pm: “Raintree County” (1957). Elizabeth Taylor stars as a Southern belle who descends into madness after the man she loves joins the a Union army. Playing at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “The Last Picture Show” (1971). High schoolers come of age in a dying 1950s Texas town. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, 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.
    • 1pm: “La Camioneta” (2013). Playing again at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building lecture hall, 6th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
    • 2pm: A Talk Like a Pirate Day movie at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St, Alexandria, Va. Call (703) 746-1751 for details.
    • 3:30pm: “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (1982). A movie about a bike riding alien will play as part of the Alexandria Library’s second annual Bike Tour, at Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria, Va.
    • 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 Big Goodbye,” from season 1. 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
    • 7pm: “6ixtynin9” (1999). A woman finds herself with a pile of cash dropped by gangsters who mistake the 6 on her door for a 9. Part of the series “Dreams, Hallucinations and Nightmares: The Films of Pen-ek Ratanaruang” at the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium, 1050 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C.
    • 7pm: “Mahler” (1974). The great German composer goes on a trippy train ride. Part of the “Directed by Ken Russell” series at the Library of Congress Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, D.C.
    • 7:30pm: “How to Train Your Dragon” (2010). A young Viking befriends the threat his society thinks he should be hunting. This year’s Movie Night at Greenstreet Gardens, 391 West Bay Front Rd., Lothian, Md.
    • 7:30pm: “No Way Out” (1987). A politician tries to cover up his accidental killing of his mistress. Part of Hollywood on the Potomac at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, D.C.
    • 7:30pm: “Dead Poets Society” (1989). An unorthodox English teacher inspires his students at a strict school for boys. The kickoff of Mount Pleasant Fall Movies at Lamont Park, 3213 Mt. Pleasant St., NW, Washington, D.C.
    • 7:30pm: “An Ideal Husband” (1999). A fine, upstanding member of Parliament puts his fate in a bachelor’s hands when a blackmailer threatens him. Playing at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
    • 8:30pm: “And Justice for All” (1979). A corrupt judge threatens a lawyer with disbarment unless he defends him against a rape charge. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
    • Sunset: “The Maltese Falcon” (1941). Private dick Sam Spade takes on the search for a priceless bird statuette. The annual presentation of Cinema on the Circle, Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C.
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