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From NoMa BID:

“BANGARANG! The NoMa Business Improvement District will remember the amazing Robin Williams at a special encore NoMa Summer Screen with the classic film Hook on Wednesday, August 27!

“We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to celebrate the life of Robin Williams the terrific work he created,” said Robin-Eve Jasper, President of the NoMa Business Improvement District. “Friends, neighbors, and residents: please spread the word. Pirate apparel encouraged.”

Hook will be shown on the Loree Grand Field at Second and L Streets, NE. The event starts at 7 pm with music, giveaways, food trucks, picnicking and fun for all ages. Films start at dark (around 8 pm). All movies are screened with subtitles. Coolers, children and friendly (leashed) dogs are welcome. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID or Facebook for weather updates and to hear more about a free guerrilla yoga class before the movie, courtesy of Yoga NoMa, the neighborhood’s newest yoga studio opening this fall.”


From an email:

“In 2001, there was a tribute concert to Chuck Brown at the 9:30 Club. We are honored to show this movie the same week that his final album is being released (on 8/19), and the ribbon cutting for Chuck Brown Park (Friday morning 8/22). Gates open at 7 with a DJ playing till dark.

Timber Pizza from Union Kitchen will be selling pizza from their truck (with a % of the sales being donated to Friends of Harrison Rec Center). The just released album will be on sale outside the park. Pick up a copy of the new Chuck Brown “Beautiful Life” CD with new songs by Chuck Brown and new songs by The Chuck Brown Band. Also available are 2 new Chuck T-Shirts. The movie portion will start with a short documentary on GoGo, and then a showing of Chuck Brown playing his tribute concert.

U Street Movie Series – Harrison Field Under the Stars to show Chuck
Brown: Put Your Hands Up! (filmed live at the 9:30 club 2001)

WHO: Admission is free and donations are always welcome and appreciated
(Metro highly recommended)

WHAT: Chuck Brown: Put Your Hands Up! (filmed live at the 9:30 club,
2001)– FREE outdoor movie

WHERE: Harrison Recreation Center – 1300 V St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

WHEN: August 20, 2014 – Movie to begin after sundown (August 27 – rain date)”

Photo courtesy Union Market

From a press release:

Union Market, home to over 40 local artisan, food and beverages vendors, will host its movie drive in summer series finale this Friday, August 8, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. This classic American treat will take place in Union Market’s parking lot and will project the feature presentation, Casino Royale, onto the market’s three-story wall. The family-friendly series is $10 per car or free for walk-ups in the picnic area.

Movie lovers and retro fanatics alike can munch on theater worthy delectables from Timber Pizza Co and sip on Suburbia DC favorites such as fizzy pop sodas and summer cocktails. Patrons can stretch their legs and enjoy the summer air in a variety of pre-show activities, including games of cornhole at Suburbia. The DC Rollergirls will be on hand delivering snacks and drinks on wheels.

The popular UM Drive In Summer Series has brought in immense crowds since it’s inception in 2012. The throwback event offers a summer retreat for those looking for communal fun and vintage kitsch.

Friday, August 8, 2014
Gates open at 6:00 p.m.
Gates close at 8:15 p.m.
Film begins at 8:30 p.m.
Union Market parking lot
13905 5th Street NE”

Photo courtesy Union Market

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.”

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…)


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).”

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”


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)


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.


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.

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.”

550 Penn Street, NE


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 by 4:30 pm.”