Most kids today won't have the faintest idea what an experience it was to visit the local drive-in. I'm sure most will agree that this is a tragedy. Some of the more seasoned folk will still smile when thinking back on Friday nights, getting in the car, hiding someone under a blanket so they don't have to pay, getting huge bowls of popcorn and soda and watching a movie on a larger than life screen under the stars. Everyone huddled around the tiny speaker box so you don't miss a single word of the show and Winter was welcome since that meant you could get the blanket out and cuddle. Luckily there are those who are trying to bring back this experience so our children no longer have to be deprived of one of the greatest evening activities of all time.
Screen on the Green, held at the National Mall every Monday, has become a famous tradition in DC. People bring their blankets and find a cozy spot under the dark skies with their loved ones sometimes even 4 hours ahead of time.
The Georgetown Sunset Cinema Series is a free outdoor movie experience hosted during the Summer. They feature movies dating all the way back to the swinging 60's that feature national parks to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Services. You can enjoy this festival every Tuesday starting at sunset while surrounded by the most stunning views provided by the Potomac River and Key Bridge.
On Wednesdays you can head over to the Storey Park Lot where NoMa Summer Screen is hosted. Along with a free movie, guests will also be treated to live DJ's, barbeque and special guests. Arrive early, get your funk on then settle down and enjoy the show.
Films at the Stone fill the Thursday slot at the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument. Here things get a little more patriotic as the films shown all centre around the struggles of people who never gave up hope, overcame diversity and received justice.
Friday comes baring multiple choices. There is the Golden Cinema Series held at the Farragut Square as well as the Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival which can be found Gateway Park. Games, prizes and dinner giveaways are some of the high points you can look forward to and you may even end up adopting a pet when the Washington Animal Rescue League arrives.
If you still haven't had enough then keep a slot open for Sunday evening when two more festivals are held, one at the waterfront development at the Potomac River and the other at Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle. Pack your blankets, lawn chairs and maybe even leftovers from your Sunday lunch and end the week the best way possible.
for more fun events see links below:
From Jenn Reviews