U Street Movie Series Kicks Off Wed. June 18th with MARLEY

Photo courtesy Friends of Harrison Recreation Center

From a press release:

“Friends of Harrison Recreation Center and the U Street Neighborhood Association is proud to presents the Fifth Annual U Street Movie Series – Harrison Field Under the Starts. From June to September, this FREE summer movie series is meant to honor the musical and culturally diverse roots of the Greater U Street Corridor.

WHO: Admission is free and donations are always welcome and appreciated
WHAT: MARLEY, 2012, film by Kevin MacDonald – FREE outdoor movie
WHERE: Harrison Recreation Center – 1300 V St. NW
WHEN: June 18, 2014 – Movie to begin after sundown (June 25 – rain date)

Additional dates and movies are:

July 16 – Talk to Me
August 20 – Chuck Brown: Put Your Hands Up!
September 17 – The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint”

6 Comment

  • When I read “meant to honor the musical and culturally diverse roots of the Greater U Street Corridor” my first thought was “what does a movie about a white couple who own a golden lab have to do with the musical and cultural diversity of the Greater U Street corridor?” Then I realized I was thinking of the wrong “Marley” movie.
    But then again, given the changes in that area, Marley and Me might fit the bill for that outdoor film festival 🙂

  • dcgator

    Is it just me, or is that screen kinda tiny? I wanna go check out Talk to Me. Has anyone been? Info about bringing food, etc?

    • justinbc

      I’ve been before, you’re allowed to bring in your own food. The screen is large enough that you can see from just about anywhere in the park, but you’re definitely better off up close just to be safe. Some angles got distorted by the street light as well.

    • We brought food and wine and it wasn’t a problem. As for the screen, I think it’s that standard blow up screen that they use for the outdoor movies. I think the only one with a bigger screen is Screen on the Green. I agree with Justin tough that the angles can make it hard to see, particularly if there’s a lot of dark scenes in the movie.

  • Food and Non-alcoholic drinks are allowed. Doors open at 7, with a DJ spinning until sundown – which is around 8:30. There are many food places in the area, but a lot of people go to Fast Gourmet, at 14th and W.

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