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From Friends of Screen on the Green:

“Hello friends,

About this time in 2009, when we learned that Screen on the Green might be canceled, we took action. Through email and hyperlocal social media campaigning, we demonstrated how important Screen on the Green was to the DC community. We held a big event at the Spy Museum, with tuxedos and gowns, and succeeded in saving our beloved summer event. In 2010, we took to Facebook and Twitter and again shared our love for Screen on the Green and it’s importance as an indelible landmark event of summer in the District of Columbia. Both times, you helped us save SOTG.

It has been 7 years since, and we’ve had some good times and great movies on the Mall. DC has seen dozens of other outdoor movie series pop up around town. Still, you selected Screen on the Green as “Best Outdoor Film Series” in Washington City Paper’s 2016 “Best of DC” reader awards.

Today we share some sad news: HBO and Comcast have decided to discontinue hosting Screen on the Green in DC, effective this summer. (more…)

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via Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Well this could be huge – Washington Business Journal reports:

“Austin, Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is close to a deal to bring its brand of movie theater and full-service restaurant to a new development in the Edgewood neighborhood of Northeast D.C.”

Considering Alamo Drafthouse DC retweeted the story – I’d take that as a very good sign. Alamo’s website says:

“Cold beer, hot movies, and delicious snacks and meals; The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Our attention to detail in film presentation and programming has made us a second home to movie fans all over the planet and earned accolades from the likes of Entertainment Weekly (#1 theater in America), Wired.com (Coolest Movie Theater in the World) and Fandango.com (One of the Best Theaters in the Country).”

Stay tuned!!!

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PoPville gets to pick the first film again this year! The choices are: Inside Out, Shaun the Sheep, or Despicable Me 2. Vote here:


From Adams Morgan Movie Nights:

“Adams Morgan Movie Nights kicks off on Tuesday, May 17th.

We show 5 films on consecutive Tuesday evenings at the Marie Reed school soccer field — which happens to be perfect for throwing a picnic blanket down before the film starts. The first film is always a family friendly animated film as a nod to the Marie Reed School, which graciously their grounds with us.

WHERE: 18th and California NW. (Adams Morgan)

WHEN: 30 mins after sunset. May 17th, 24th, 31st. June 6th, 14th and rain date of 6/21

WHY: Because experiencing free films on a huge screen under the stars is one of best “accessible for all” community cultural events left in the city.”

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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. (more…)

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Incredibly powerful. Thanks to Victoria Pickering for sharing these great shots from the filming on Sunday. She writes:

“Filming of Jackie in D.C., February 28, 2016. Jackie stars Natalie Portman, and is about the four days after Kennedy’s death.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering