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Photo from last year courtesy Union Market

From a press release:

“On Friday, June 5, 2015, Union Market – the vibrant district in Northeast DC – will bring back its wildly popular drive-in movie series. Best known for honoring themed movies, the June 2015 series will “flashback” every Friday, rolling out films that salute the ‘80s and ‘90s decades. The June line-up will feature blockbuster hits Jurassic Park, Pretty Woman, Space Jam and Beverly Hills Cop. Union Market’s June Drive-In Series is supported by Shinola, the makers of handcrafted, American-built watches, bicycles, leather goods and journals.

The classic American pastime will take place in Union Market’s spacious parking lot, projected on the two-story front wall. The fare is $10 per car, or free in the picnic area for walk-ups & bikers on a first come, first serve basis. Car passes can be purchased here, with a portion of ticket sales benefitting the Wheatley Education Campus, located in DC’s nearby Trinidad neighborhood. Patrons can either tune in through a car radio or listen over the market’s loud speakers.

The DC Rollergirls will return to this year’s series, on-hand delivering speedy snacks and drinks on wheels. All 40 Union Market vendors will remain open for service, and cinephiles craving a salty-sweet mashup will enjoy complimentary Shinola Cola and popcorn throughout the evening.

EVENT DETAILS:

WHEN
Kicks off on Friday, June 5, 2015
Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Gates close at 7:45 p.m. Film begins at 8:00 p.m.
Union Market Parking Lot
13905 5th St. NE

MOVIE LINE-UP
Friday, June 5 – Jurassic Park
Friday, June 12 – Pretty Woman
Friday, June 19 – Space Jam
Friday, June 26 – Beverly Hills Cop”

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From an email:

“Our series expands to 5 films (from 3 last year) at the same great location at 18th and California on the plush soccer fields there — perfect to throw a blanket down on and picnic before the films begin.

Films all screen on Tuesday nights and start 30 approx 30 mins after sundown. Series kicks off on May 19tth and continues on May 26, June 2, June 9th, June 16th, ran date June 23

WEEK 1 – May 19th

The Lego Movie
Fantastic Mr Fox
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”


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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)”

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photo courtesy @JackMac1087

Jack tells us it’s called One Penny:

“A young boy homeless by tragic misfortune, is taken in by a poor yet loving man. Dylan, now a street-smart maverick, and confronted by the realities of his past, yearns for a better future. With the odds stacked against him, Dylan fights to bring hope to his community, and find his place in the world.”

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Photo courtesy Amy

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@AdamsMoorhen tweets us:

“Something happening @madamsorgan with trucks, roadies, and a giant spotlight. @PoPville”

The Washington Post reported it’s for an Oliver Film movie about Edward Snowden starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley. (Thanks to @mindymoretti for passing on.)

@BeerBeard87 tweets us:

“@madamsorgan @TrystDC is closed until noon for a movie shooting”

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“The Bat Man of Mexico” courtesy of Environmental Film Festival

Unfortunately tonight’s Swedish Film, Bikes vs Cars, is already sold out but there are lots of other great films. From an email:

“We have LOTs of other programs that aren’t filled — over 160 films all across DC with 80 percent free. Our complete schedule is at www.dceff.org. Also attached is a picture from “The Bat Man of Mexico,” profiling Bat Man Rodrigo, who braves hurricanes, snakes, Mayan tombs and seas of cockroaches to track and save bats during their migration. It turns out that the bats that pollinate the plant that his favorite drink, Tequila, comes from, are in jeopardy. The screening of the film, with the Bat Man in person, will be on Sunday, March 22 at 1:15 p.m. at the National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, and it’s FREE.”

Full press release below:

“The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, March 17- 29, is the largest and longest-running environmental film festival in the country and the largest film festival in Washington, D.C. The 23rd annual Festival presents over 160 films selected to provide fresh perspectives on a wide variety of environmental issues facing our planet. A special focus on “Climate Connections” explores the impact of climate change on our world. The 2015 Festival features cinematic work from 31 countries and 96 Washington, D.C., U.S. and World premieres.

Most screenings include discussion with filmmakers, environmental experts and cultural leaders. In addition to over 60 filmmakers who will present their film at the 2015 Festival, speakers will include environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau, climate scientist Joe Romm, actress Kristin Davis and Tommy Wells, the new Director of the District Department of the Environment. (more…)

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3107 Mt. Pleasant Street, NW

Suns Cinema hoping to come to Mt. Pleasant has launched their kickstarter:

“After years of searching for a suitable venue, we’ve signed a lease for a space ideally located on Mt. Pleasant street, just a few blocks away from the Columbia Heights Metro Station.

And, while the space is great, it’s going to require a lot of work. The location was previously set up for retail and will have to be totally repurposed for use as a theater. As with any theater, we will need to install projection equipment, seating, proper lighting and the sound dampening system necessary to be a responsible neighbor. Beyond this, we hope to make Suns Cinema a relaxing and comfortable venue and will need to update the facilities. We also have to navigate our way through the city’s regulations and licensing which takes time and money. This is where we need your help!

What you should expect from Suns

Although obtaining screening rights can be difficult and often expensive, we plan on programming great movies – some obscure, some familiar, all interesting. However, there are no plans to limit the screenings and events to movies only. We also plan to screen vintage television, animated shorts, and classic sportscasts while collaborating with local chefs and bartenders to bring creative food and beverage pairings to these features.

Our vision is to offer programming similar to this:

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This is a mock-up calendar. NOT ACTUAL SHOWTIMES

You can read more and contribute here.