NoMa Summer Screen 2016 Approaches – Vote for the Films You Want to See

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From the NoMa BID:

“NoMa Summer Screen is a free, 13-week outdoor film series in NoMa, Washington, D.C.’s most connected neighborhood. Every Wednesday from June 1 to August 24, bring your friends, family and neighbors for music, giveaways, food trucks, picnicking, and of course, great films under the stars.

The theme of this year’s NoMa Summer Screen is ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’! Please select your top 10 favorite adventure movies from the list below.

108 DEGREES SOUTH: (PG) The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. (2010)

ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING: (PG-13) A babysitter must leave her safe suburban surroundings and head for the heart of the big city to rescue a stranded friend, unaware of the perilous adventures that await her and the kids she’s looking after who have tagged along. (1987)

APOLLO 13: (PG) NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. (1995)

BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE: (PG) Two seemingly dumb teens struggle to prepare a historical presentation with the help of a time machine. (1989)

BREAKING AWAY: (PG) A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl. (1979)

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL: (PG) A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world. (1982)

FAST FIVE: (PG-13) Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent. (2011)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: (PG-13) A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. (2014)

INDIANA JONES: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: (PG) Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (1981)

INTO THE WOODS: (PG) A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. (2014)

JUMANJI: (PG) When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. (1995)

JURASSIC PARK: (PG-13) During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (1993)

LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER: (PG-13) Video game adventuress Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts. (2001)

MEN IN BLACK: (PG-13) A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extra terrestrial interactions on planet earth. (1997)

O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?: (PG-13) In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. (2000)

PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE: (PG) When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life. (1985)

ROMANCING THE STONE: (PG) A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure. (1984)

STAR TREK: (PG-13) The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father’s legacy with Commander Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time. (2009)

THE KARATE KID: (PG) Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master. (2014)

THE PRINCESS BRIDE: (PG) While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (1987)

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY: (PG) When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. (2013)

LIFE OF PI: (PG) A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. (2012)”

Make your official vote here.

7 Comment

  • thank god they have better options this year. the dance theme (?) they had last year was awful. i went to several the year before, but none last year because of that.

  • NoMa, DC’s most connected neighborhood, what does that even mean? I agree that this list is much better, last year’s was horrible. I did go to Footloose and that was all.

    • Also last year it was in a parking lot which sucked. It was nice when it was on the grass and you could put down a blanket rather than sitting on concrete.

  • Voting for Men in Black, and O, Brother Where Art Thou? Two of my absolute favorite movies ever. Will probably throw votes to Into the Woods as well.

  • wrote in Labyrinth and Never Ending Story!

  • PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE! Hee-hee-aaaahhh. Classic silly movie.

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