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Outdoor movies are coming back to the D.C. metropolitan area this summer! There are several dates and locations these movies are being offered, so we thought we would share them with you so that you can enjoy them as much as we do.
After a long day at work, we love to spend the rest of the day outside, enjoying the sun and fresh air. Outdoor movies are a perfect way to do this! All you need is a picnic blanket, snacks, and a few close friends and family. Movies range from the new hits, recently graduated from the ever-expensive theaters, all the way to the oldies that make you reminisce on the good ol’ days. The best part about all of this is that it’s free! If you’ve never been to an outdoor movie in the area, this is your opportunity to go and call yourself a true DMV resident.
Movies, Venues and Showtimes – Oh My!
Now for the good part. Here is a list of all the showings, venues, and times in the area to look forward to during your weekday blues:
Capitol Riverfront: A beautiful location right near Navy Yard metro station, this screening shows mostly new films, dabbled with some classic oldies that are sure to make you nostalgic.
Time: movies begin at sunset (they recommend getting there at 7pm to get a good spot!)
Place: Canal Park, 200 M St SE
- July 28 – Creed
- Aug 4 – Pitch Perfect 2
Golden Cinema Series: Perfectly situated between the Farragut North (red line) and Farragut West (orange line) stations in the Golden Triangle and a ten minute walk from our office, there is almost no reason to miss out on this. Head to one of the many restaurants in the area after work or schedule your long overdue dental cleaning and exam at our office and you’ll have just enough time to make it to the screening. Even better, the theme this year is “Hail to the Chief” in honor of this year’s upcoming presidential election!
- July 29 – Mars Attacks! (rescheduled from June 3)
Georgetown Sunset Cinemas: Only in its second year, this venue is perfect for those who want a great movie, sunset, and river backdrop (great for all you Instagram fanatics!). Slightly away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Georgetown is perfect to just kick back and take in the view.
Time: 7:30pm (they recommend getting there earlier for a good spot!)
Place: Georgetown Waterfront Park
- Aug. 2 – Into the Wild
Rosslyn Cinema: Located right across the river from the District, this outdoor film venue offers many incentives that will make it hard to miss! Food trucks are available from 5pm until the beginning of the movie, beer and wine are available at a Mobile Bar, and Popped Republic! Food Truck will have popcorn for purchase each night. In addition, there will be family nights on July 10, July 15, and August 5th, with activities and stories for the kids prior to the film. Lastly, on June 10th, you can bring your pet to the movie screening! The theme this year is “Incredible Journeys”, so what’s not to love?
Time: begin at dusk
- July 29 – Top Gun
- Aug. 5 – Up
- Aug. 12 – Roman Holiday
- Aug. 19 – Casino Royale (2006)
- Aug. 26 – The Notebook
National Harbor Movies on the Potomac: Overlooking the beautiful harbor, this screening venue has the greatest amount of showings, guaranteed to have one movie you would love to see! They have Date Night movies every Thursday, starting at 7pm, perfect for that bottle of wine you and your significant can share. Family movies are every Sunday, starting at 6pm, which is a great way to wind down from the busy week and prepare for the next one.
Time: 6pm (Family nights) and 7pm (Date nights)
Place: 165 Waterfront St
- July 28 – How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
- July 31 – TBD
- Aug. 4 – Remember the Titans
- Aug. 7 – Cars
- Aug. 11 – The Longest Yard
- Aug. 14 – The Karate Kid
- Aug. 18 – Zoolander
- Aug. 21 – Hook
- Aug. 25 – TBD
- Aug. 28 – Cool Runnings
- Sept. 1 – Casino Royale
- Sept. 4 – Tomorrowland
- Sept. 8 – Men in Black
- Sept. 11 – Wreck it Ralph
- Sept. 15 – Ocean’s 11
- Sept. 18 – Zootopia
- Sept. 22 – Meet the Parents
- Sept. 25 – TBD
- Sept. 29 – Ocean’s 12
Now that you have some idea of what the DMV has to offer, you can make your venture out into the world of outdoor movie screenings. We’ve only named a select few of the locations, hardly dipping our toe into the full list of locations. If you want to see what else is out there in terms of venues, movies, and times, check out this site!
Health has far more to do with our teeth. That’s why we encourage you to get grab a picnic blanket, some friends and family, and snacks to enjoy the fresh air and unwind!
Some things to do for Fall 2014
Ahh…that fresh, crisp autumn air! Breathe it in! Now that summer has officially ended, I can go outside and enjoy what DC has to offer again! That’s right, no more humid, mid-90’s days. It’s shifting over to the much preferred mid-50’s with that lovely breeze. It’s also the time to see the leaves change, join in the fun at many of the festivals and Oktoberfest happenings around town, wander out to the mountains, go apple picking, and a whole array of other activities.
Fall is my favorite season of all. That’s for sure! Fall 2014 in DC however…well, that’s just magical. I’ll go over a bit of the happenings that occur during Fall in DC.
Oktoberfests: There are some great Oktoberfests that happen around Washington, DC this time of year. For instance the Biergarten Haus (1355 H St. NE, Washington, DC) has a great one that runs from September 20th all the way through to October 31st this year. They’ll have live music, great beer and other drinks, and good food. The DC Armory (2001 East Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC) has a big one called “Das Best Oktoberfest” where they will have over 150 unique beers, German wines, schnapps, bratwurst, and many other great German foods. They also have live music. It’s only a $40 admission. This is going down on September 27th. There are many others, but I just wanted to give you two of my favorite.
Apple Picking: One of my very favorite things to do during Fall in DC is head on out to the orchard to pick some apples. They’re juicy and delicious around this time of the year. One of my favorite places to go is Stribling Orchard. It’s a straight shot down I-66, and very easy to get to. I’ve been going there for years and it’s always a blast. They make some of the freshest pies this side of the Mississippi and all kinds of jams. Very cool experience. Bring your friends/family along and have a picnic in the orchard. They have some great pumpkins too…oh! And a petting zoo!
The Maryland Renaissance Festival: Talk about some merry times! This is another of my yearly traditions and it’s always a great time. The Maryland Renaissance Festival has been going on for a long time (at least a couple of decades) and is a huge celebration of most things Renaissance. Great food, people dressed up in armor and nobles clothing, jousting, sword shops, glass blowing, archery, and drinking. All around merriment for all!
Taste of DC: Another great Fall in DC tradition: the Taste of DC. This event features tastings and dishes from over 80 of the best restaurants, food trucks, and eateries. As well as a Farm-to-Fork zone. You’ll also get to rub elbows with some of the best chefs and wine makers in the area.
Boo at the Zoo: This Halloween celebration that the National Zoo puts on is a wonderful family event. With over 40 treat stations, animal demonstrations, animal keeper chats, and decorated walkways, it’s fun for the whole family. See the National Zoo’s bats, creepy-crawlies and owls to get you ready for Halloween! This year it runs from the 24th of October to the 26th.
Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival and Sunset Tours: See George Washington’s estate and garden in all it’s splendor! Enjoy live blues and the beautiful views of the Potomac River while sampling wine from 17 different Virginia wineries. You’ll get to tour the wine cellars where George Washington use to store his own wine. You can go to this website for more information and ticketing.
Well, as you can see Fall 2014 in DC is filled with fun and exciting things to do. There are loads more goings-on than I listed here so keep your eyes and ears peeled for more events like the above. I hope I helped fill a couple weekends up for you!
Be sure to go out there and enjoy what Fall 2014 in DC has in store for you!
Stay healthy my friends (and have fun this Autumn!)