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LIST: Where to watch outdoor movies in DC, Virginia and Maryland

Celebrate summer with a free flick on lawns across the metro area.
Credit: The Boro Tysons
Drive-in moveies at the Boro Tysons

WASHINGTON β€” The District and its surrounding suburbs are famous for their lush green spaces and public parks abound. What better way to enjoy them than a movie with loved ones under the blue summer sky or late-night stars? Northern Virginia, Maryland and D.C. have free showings throughout the rest of the summer. Reservations are going fast - so be sure to reserve your spot in advance.

Looking forward to or hosting a free, outdoor movie we're missing on this round-up? Text us the details at (202) 895-5599.

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D.C.

DowntownDC Summer Flicks – CAN I KICK IT? Mad Max: Fury Road

Tuesday, July 27

7:30 p.m.

National Building Museum 

401 F Street Northwest 

Washington, DC 20001

Movie In Stanton Park: Hamilton

Saturday, July 31

8:00 p.m.

Stanton Park

500 C St NE

Washington, DC 20002

Cold War SciFy Film Series: The Brother From Another Planet

Saturday, July 31

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

National Museum of the U.S. Navy

736 Sicard Street Southeast

Washington, DC  20374

Movie Night in the Park at the UDC Amphitheater: Black Panther

Wednesday, Aug. 11

8:30 p.m.

UDC Amphitheater in the Woods

Off of Yuma Street

Behind the UDC Tennis Courts

Washington, DC 20008

Sunset Cinema at the Wharf: Ratatouille

Thursday, Aug. 12

7:30 p.m.

Transit Pier at The Wharf

970 Wharf Street Southwest

Washington, DC 20024

Movie Night in the Park at the UDC Amphitheater: Hidden Figures 

Wednesday, Aug. 18

8:30 p.m.

UDC Amphitheater in the Woods

Off of Yuma Street

Behind the UDC Tennis Courts

Washington, DC 20008

Sunset Cinema at the Wharf: Ford v Ferrari

Thursday, Aug. 19

7:30 p.m.

Transit Pier at The Wharf

970 Wharf Street Southwest

Washington, DC 20024

Sunset Cinema at the Wharf: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  

Thursday, Aug. 26

7:30 p.m.

Transit Pier at The Wharf

970 Wharf Street Southwest

Washington, DC 20024

Sunset Cinema at the Wharf: Office Space 

Thursday, Sept. 2

7:30 p.m.

Transit Pier at The Wharf

970 Wharf Street Southwest

Washington, DC 20024

DC Anime Club: Mortal Kombat Battle of the Realms

Saturday, Sept. 4

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

901 G Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20001

Van Ness Main Street Art All Night Movie Night in the Park: Coco

Friday, Sept. 24

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Van Ness

4340 Connecticut Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20008

MARYLAND 

NoBe Market Summer Movie Nights: Moana

Friday, July 23

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

11412 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20852 

Summer Movie Nights: "SING" by Illumination Entertainment

Friday, July 23

8:00 p.m.

Journey Church

3319 Summit Avenue

Parkville, MD 21234

Movies on the Boardwalk Silent Movie Night: Sherlock

Friday, July 23 and Saturday, 24

8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Westfield Montgomery

7101 Democracy Boulevard

Bethesda, MD 20817

Movies on the Boardwalk: Shrek

Friday, July 30

8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Westfield Montgomery

7101 Democracy Boulevard

Bethesda, MD 20817

Movies on the Boardwalk: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Saturday, July 31

8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Westfield Montgomery

7101 Democracy Boulevard

Bethesda, MD 20817

Movies Under the Stars: Coco

Saturday, July 31

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

BlackRock Center for the Arts - LAWN

12901 Town Commons Drive

Germantown, MD 20874

NoBe Market Summer Movie Nights: Secret Life of Pets 2

Friday, Aug. 6 

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

11412 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20852

Movies Under the Stars: Shrek the Musical

Saturday, Aug. 14

8:30 p.m. –  10:00 p.m.

BlackRock Center for the Arts - LAWN

12901 Town Commons Drive

Germantown, MD 20874

Merriweather Movie Nights: An American In Paris

Saturday, Aug. 14

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Merriweather Post Pavilion

10475 Little Patuxent Parkway

Columbia, MD 21044

Movies Under the Stars: Hairspray the Musical

Saturday, Aug. 21

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

BlackRock Center for the Arts - LAWN 

12901 Town Commons Drive 

Germantown, MD 20874

VIRGINIA

Wes Anderson Movie Nights at Westpost: Moonrise Kingdom

Wednesday, July 28

8:00 p.m.

Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating 

1201 South Joyce Street 

Arlington, VA 22202

Big Screen Gospel Movie Night: Woodlawn

Friday, July 30 

7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Calvary Temple

50214 Tripleseven Rd

Sterling, VA 20165

Movie Under the Moon: Inside Out

Saturday, July 31

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The nZone

14550 Lee Road

Chantilly, VA 20151

Wes Anderson Movie Nights at Westpost: The Life Aquatic

Wednesday, Aug. 11

8:00 p.m.

Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating 

1201 South Joyce Street 

Arlington, VA 22202

Wes Anderson Movie Nights at Westpost: Rushmore 

Wednesday, Aug. 25

8:00 p.m.

Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating 

1201 South Joyce Street 

Arlington, VA 22202

Wes Anderson Movie Nights at Westpost: The Royal Tenenbaums 

Wednesday, Sept. 8

7:00 p.m.

Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating 

1201 South Joyce Street 

Arlington, VA 22202

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