The 5pm Post – U Street Movie Series Tues. July 26

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From an email:

Friends of Harrison Recreation Center, the U Street Neighborhood Association, and the Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association continue a second season of films on Tuesday, July 26th with historical documentaries about treasured entertainment venues in the U Street area. The evening will feature 930 F Street, about the history of the 9:30 Club, including interviews with several musicians, staff, and fans that frequented the club. The film will be preceded by Howard Theatre: A Century in Song, a television documentary detailing the history of the famed theatre at 7th and T Streets that launched the careers of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, and is currently undergoing renovations.

Admission is free and films will be shown at the field at Harrison Recreation Center on V Street between 13th and 14th Streets, NW. Gates will open at 7 pm. Attendees are encouraged to come early starting at 7 pm to picnic in the park, listen to music spun by local DJs. Please note that park regulations do not permit pets on the field. Free popcorn will be provided to the first 100 attendees beginning at 7 pm. Showtime will be at sundown, exact time will vary. Local food truck vendors will be on site serving food.

This year’s movie series lineup includes films that feature and celebrate Washington DC, including both classic and family friendly Hollywood films set in Washington, DC, documentaries addressing environmental and education issues that resonate in Washington, DC, and films about local U Street entertainment institutions such as the Howard Theatre and the 9:30 Club. Prior to each feature film will be a screening of a short documentary.