07/16/14 3:10pm

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Photo courtesy Friends of Harrison Recreation Center

From an email:

“Movie #2 of the U Street Movies Series on July 16th will feature Talk to Me – The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph “Petey” Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.

The event is at Harrison Recreation Center field, on V Street NW, between 13th and 14th Street. Gates open at 7, with a DJ spinning tunes until dusk (8:30ish), when the movie starts.”

07/01/14 4:45pm

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1309 5th Street NE

From a press release:

“Union Market, home to the highly acclaimed food market will bring back the wildly popular Drive-In outdoor movie series this summer. The Union Market Drive-In will screen outdoors on Union Market’s 3-story wall on Fridays. People will be able to watch the movies from their parked cars and listen through their car radios or from the picnic area in front of the market. A variety of Union Market vendors and Suburbia will also participate serving themed food, drinks and snacks.

The Union Market Drive-In is $10 per car and tickets are available online here but seating in the picnic area will be first come first serve, free of charge.

The theme of the Summer Series is Summer Escapes. All of the movies feature some of our favorite exotic destinations including Hawaii, the Mediterranean Coast, Australia and Monaco.

The schedule for the Union Market Drive-In is as follows: (more…)

06/23/14 4:45pm

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From the organizers:

“Adams Morgan Movie Nights concludes this Tuesday, [roughly 8:30pm or 1/2 hour after sunset], June 24th, at Marie Reed’s soccer field at 18th and California, NW, with the film that launched Wes Anderson’s career – Rushmore. And we’re doing something special for it –we’re encouraging film buffs on bikes (extra points for wearing prep school garb in honor of Rushmore) to meet at City Bikes’ Adams Morgan location at 6:30 pm this Tuesday to roll out on an hour long group ride (departs at 7pm) that ends at the Marie Reed soccer field at 18th and California, NW in time for the screening. As always, screenings start shortly after sunset. We’ll even have a bike valet on hand. 100 limited edition screen print bags (with our super cool poster logo on them) will be handed out by Meeps and Violet with some goodies in them (Tryst cookies, etc).”

06/16/14 4:45pm

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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”

06/13/14 4:45pm

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From an email:

“DC’s acclaimed Union Market and Reading International, Inc., have announced that the Angelika Pop-­-Up, a three screen micro cinema located in the growing Union Market district, will open today, June 13, 2014.

Below you will find the special programs offered.

Angelika Pop-Up Press Release (PDF)

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Coffee Club – $6 ticket plus FREE coffee
All shows before 12pm, 7 days a week
Early birds get a double-value treat! Attend any show before noon for just $6, and receive a complimentary Intelligentsia drip coffee!

Crybaby Matinee – Babies welcome – $6 ticket plus FREE coffee
Every Wednesday at 12pm

Every Wednesday at noon, relax and enjoy a movie without worrying about unexpected tantrums. We keep the sound volume down & changing tables available. Discounted $6 Coffee Club admission for adults & children under 5 are free! See the full crybaby schedule here.

6/18 – SUPERMENSCH
6/25 – FLEX IS KINGS
7/2 – VIOLETTE

Student Tuesday – $9 ticket plus FREE popcorn
All day every Tuesday w/ Valid ID
Every Tuesday, bring your student ID to the box office to receive a complimentary 64oz. popcorn when you purchase a discounted student ticket! Anyone with a valid student ID is welcome. Discounted student tickets are not available for purchase online.

Summer Intern Night – $9 ticket plus FREE choice of Hot Dog or Nachos
Thursdays in June, July, August – All shows after 5pm
They might be worked to the bone for little or no pay – but life as a Washington intern has its perks. Every Thursday night from June through August, Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market invites summer interns to unwind with $9 tickets, a FREE hot dog or nachos, and the most interesting films in town at Summer Intern Night.

Give us your tired, your underpaid,
Your youthful masses yearning to eat free
And see unique films for just $9.
Send these, the interns, tempest-tost
to the Angelika Pop-Up cinema.

GOURMET CONCESSIONS
Angelika Pop-Up Menu (PDF)

In addition to the familiar theater concessions of popcorn and soda, a menu featuring a selection of packaged snack foods and drinks of the gourmet quality Union Market guests are accustomed to has been curated by former Food Network executive Bruce Seidel (Hot Lemon Productions) and former Food Network chef Santos Loo. Among the special items that guests can enjoy before, during or after their film are: Rosemary Truffle Popcorn, Crunchy Kale Chips, Maple Bacon Chuao Chocolate Bars, Intelligentsia Coffee, and a selection of craft bottled beers and wines.”

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550 Penn Street, NE

06/10/14 9:30am

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From the organizers:

“Adams Morgan Movie Nights continues tonight [roughly 8:30pm or 1/2 hour after sunset], June 10th, at Marie Reed’s soccer field at 18th and California, NW, with All the President’s Men. It’s been 40 years since a few intrepid Post reporters (played by Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford) helped expose the Watergate scandal that ousted a President, but the abuse of power theme of the film is as relevant as ever. It doesn’t get any more “Washington” than this political thriller that took home four Oscars and ranks in AFI’s top 100 films of all time list.

Rain date is next Tuesday the 17th and we’ll post cancellation info, should it be necessary, on AdamsMorganMovieNights.com by 4:30 pm.”

06/02/14 1:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user mosley.brian

From a press release:

“Friends of Screen on the Green, along with HBO and Comcast, are proud to announce Screen on the Green’s summer line up. This year’s film festival kicks off on Monday, July 21 with a showing of the 1984 classic “The Karate Kid.”

The free outdoor event will continue with screenings on Monday evenings at sunset through August 11 with movies shown on a giant 20’ by 40’ screen between 7th and 12th Streets on the National Mall.

The lineup for Screen on the Green 2014 is:

July 21 – The Karate Kid (1984)
July 28 – Lover Come Back (1961)
August 4 – Key Largo (1948)
August 11 – A Soldier’s Story (1984)”

05/22/14 4:45pm

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Photo via NoMa BID

From a press release:

“Filmgoers, rejoice: you can watch your favorite movies under the stars at NoMa Summer Screen next week! NoMa’s signature event series, showing 13 weeks of films fitting the theme “Unlikely Friendships,” will once again be held on the Loree Grand Field at Second and L Streets, NE.

NoMa Summer Screen is a free, outdoor film series in NoMa, Washington, D.C.’s most connected neighborhood. Every Wednesday from May 28 to August 20, hundreds of neighbors gather at 7 p.m. for music, giveaways, food trucks, picnicking, and fun for all ages. Films start at dark. All movies are screened with subtitles. Coolers, children and friendly (leashed) dogs are welcome. The 2014 series is sponsored by Storey Park, a 712,000 SF project with office, retail and residential in the heart of NoMa, coming in 2016.

Now in its seventh year, the award-winning series will feature “Unlikely Friendship” films: coming-of-age tales, time-travel comedies, `80’s classics, and more:

· May 28: Back to the Future (PG, 1985) rest of the schedule after the jump. (more…)

05/21/14 10:25am

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550 Penn Street, NE behind Union Market

A week ago we learned that Angelika Pop-Up! Movie Theater was coming to the space behind Union Market next door to the new Dolcezza Gelato Factory. Lots more info now known from a press release:

“DC’s acclaimed Union Market and Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDI), have announced that the Angelika Pop-Up, a three screen micro cinema located in the growing Union Market district, will open on June 13, 2014. The Angelika Pop-Up will serve as the DC hub of Angelika’s signature mix of specialty film programming and unique events during the development of the permanent Angelika Film Center expected to open in late 2015 at Union Market.

As announced in late 2013, Reading International signed a lease for an Angelika Film Center in Union Market. This new multi-screen cinema will combine the most cutting edge presentation technology with elements of luxury and comfort in stylish surroundings reflective of the creative spirit existing at the Market, an artisanal, curated year-round food market featuring over 40 local vendors. While this new state-of-the-art Angelika Film Center is scheduled to open at Union Market in late 2015, the Angelika Pop-Up will satisfy a growing demand for unique entertainment to complement the Market’s vast culinary offerings.

“The vibrancy and creativity already existing at Union Market make it a perfect home for the Angelika Pop-Up,” says Ellen Cotter, chief operating officer of the US Cinema division of Reading. “And, we are honored that our state-of-the-art Angelika in development now will be part of the continued re-shaping and transforming of this important area of Washington DC.”

“Our vision for Union Market is to create a place that brings together the innovative and creative community of DC,” says Jodie McLean, President and Chief Investment Officer of EDENS, developer of Union Market. “The caliber of Angelika’s programming and its overall commitment to emerging and established filmmakers from both here and abroad makes them the ideal partner for Union Market and the surrounding DC neighborhood.”

For the Pop-Up, a raw warehouse space was converted into three intimate screening rooms. This will offer an immediate venue for the culturally rich DC community to enjoy not only a range of independent, foreign and specialty films, but also specially tailored film-based events, panels and unique alternative content. By providing opportunities to connect with the films and each other, the Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market aims to support a creative community of local, national and international filmmakers, artists, and film enthusiasts.

In addition to the familiar theater concessions of popcorn and soda, a menu featuring a selection of packaged snack foods and drinks of the gourmet quality Union Market guests are accustomed to will be curated by former Food Network executive Bruce Seidel (Hot Lemon Productions) and former Food Network chef Santos Loo. Among the special items that guests can enjoy before, during or after their film are: Rosemary Truffle Popcorn, Crunchy Kale Chips, Maple Bacon Chuao Chocolate Bars, Intelligentsia Coffee, and a selection of craft bottled beers and wines. While this temporary micro cinema will not offer all the luxurious amenities of the future state-of-the-art cinema, the Angelika Pop-Up will feature pristine new Barco digital projection and digital sound as it offers a sneak-peek of the provocative and intelligent programming the neighborhood deserves. The Pop-Up will operate seven days per week, with showtimes and advanced reserved seating available at www.AngelikaPopUp.com.

Below is a description of some upcoming films scheduled to open at the Pop-Up. (more…)