Here’s the NoMa Summer Screen lineup starting May 27th

Photo by PoPville flickr user evegophotos

From the NoMa BID:

“NoMa Summer Screen returns in its 8th season with a smorgasbord of dance films, from oldies to Bollywood to cult favorites. In addition, this year’s film series under the stars will be hosted in a new location at the Storey Park lot, a future development site at First and L Streets, NE, that will be transformed for 2015 into NoMa’s best pre-park yet.

NoMa Summer Screen is the city’s most popular free, outdoor film series, attracting hundreds of neighbors each Wednesday from May 27 to August 19. The event starts at 7 p.m., and films start at dark. Join your friends for DJ music and dance classes, as well as the usual food trucks, picnicking, art and more. All movies are screened with subtitles.

The film lineup:

· May 27: Dirty Dancing (PG-13, 1987)
· June 3: Center Stage (PG-13, 2000)
· June 10: Bride & Prejudice (PG-13, 2004)
· June 17: Flashdance (R, 1983)
· June 24: Strictly Ballroom (PG, 1992)
· July 1: Grease (PG-13, 1978)
· July 8: Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (PG, 1984)
· July 15: Singing in the Rain (Not rated, 1952)
· July 22: Save the Last Dance (PG-13, 2001)
· July 29: Moulin Rouge (PG-13, 2001)
· August 5: Stomp the Yard (PG-13, 2007)
· August 12: Footloose (R, 1984)”

28 Comment

  • Looks good!

  • Bride and Prejudice? Is that a typo or a different movie?

  • I, for one, am underwhelmed with the selections.

    • Yeah. I hate to complain about something that’s free, but this is a really vapid collection of movies for the most part.

      • For outdoor movies (esp NOMa, near the tracks) it’s good to have films where dialog doesn’t matter much and you can miss a few minutes of sound here and there, and these all have a lot of visual spectacle. It’s not the list of films I want to see, sure, but this actually strikes me as a pretty savvy set of choices for the setting.

    • Prince Of Petworth

      Don’t worry there are about 12 more outdoor series coming. Though let’s remember it’s an outdoor movie series where you drink, picnic and have fun – the movies are supposed to be vapid – I’m not anticipating a showing of Gandhi and the like…

  • justinbc

    Uggh. I have no interest in ANY of those.

  • So what? Are they completely forgoing the straight make demographic this year?

    • Yay for the perpetration of stereotypes! Cause, you know, all gay men simply MUST love musicals. And none of us like sports or anything. Get out of here with that crap. Seriously.

    • Hooray for typos that make your stereotypical comment sound even more foolish! Straight makes. Perfect!

    • This straight male voted for strictly ballroom as a write in

  • is that pic from the night of the Frager’s fire in 2013?

  • How can you do a “smorgasbord of dance films” and not have a single Astaire-Rogers film?

  • Sorry that some are disappointed, personally I would go see ANY and ALL of these… Music, dancing, what’s not to like…

  • Never been to any of these yet whats the etiquette can i bring lawn chairs. Lawn chairs to the back. just don’t set my lawn chair up in front of someone else blanket aka don’t be a douche.

    • Zombie William Faulkner? Is that you?

      • lol + 1000
        FYI the etiquette is no chairs, blankets only. The back is really really far. You do not want to sit all the way in the back. You will not be able to see or hear.

  • can i bring a case of beer in a cooler to these things ? how is it regulated?

    • People bring their own wine/beer and responsibly consume it. It’s a pretty nice event.

    • Not sure if there is an official policy. We’ve never had trouble bringing beer/wine/food. Clean up after yourself though.

  • Enjoyed the series last year, and I’m looking forward to this year’s selections. I’ve already alerted my friends about Electric Boogaloo and Singing in the Rain in July. It’s going to be an Ozone and Gene Kelly kind of month.

  • This looks amazing! I’m glad the movies are mostly lighthearted musical numbers. Besides the fact that I wish my life were a musical, they are perfect movies to show when you need to appeal to a wide audience who may or may not be drinking, dealing with small children, hearing traffic, etc.
    This isn’t the kind of venue where I would expect or want to watch a deep, heavy movie that required strict attention.

  • STEP UP WAS ROBBED!! Totally should have been in this.

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