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From Friends of Screen on the Green:

“Join us for the second feature film of this year’s Screen on the Green summer festival, The Poseidon Adventure, tonight on the National Mall.

A classic disaster movie with a memorable cast led by Gene Hackman, this film follows the fateful journey of the Poseidon, an ocean liner larger than the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary combined, on its New Year’s Eve voyage. When a tidal wave slams into the vessel and it capsizes, the survivors journey through the upside-down ship in an attempt to survive. You won’t want to miss this action adventure story!

The movie will begin at sunset on a huge 20’x40′ screen on the National Mall between 4th and 7th Streets NW – RAIN OR SHINE! We suggest you arrive early to claim your spot and bring snacks to share with friends.

Join us next Monday at sundown for Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn in Desk Set. He’s an efficiency expert and she’s a marketing genius whose job is threatened by his super computer. Talk about a complicated office romance!”

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From an email:

“As you might know, part of the new Sharknado movie takes place in DC.
Here are the details:

What: Sharknado 3 viewing party

Where: Mission Dupont [1606 20th Street, NW]
When: 8:30pm Wednesday July 22nd, movie starts at 9pm
Why: Celebrate the fantasy while helping to improve the reality!  $1 from every purchase of a “Shark & Stormy” cocktail goes to support Shark Advocates International, a project of The Ocean Foundation.”

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From a press release:

The first new cinema complex to be developed in the southeast quadrant of the District of Columbia will be located at The Yards. The lease signing by Showplace Icon Theaters was announced today by Forest City Washington, master developer of The Yards.

The 16-screen, all-digital, premium cinema complex with approximately 1,500 seats will occupy 66,400 SF in a new building to be constructed on a site that is currently used by DC Water on N Place SE, one block east of the Washington Nationals’ ballpark at the western edge of The Yards. Each theater in the new Showplace Icon at The Yards will feature wall-to-wall screens and premium sound, deluxe leather recliner seats and reserved seating. The facility will also have exclusive VIP levels with adults-only access and tables for enjoying food and beverages inside the auditoriums. The theatre’s Lobby Lounge will feature a full bar, along with a tasty menu of appetizers, small plates, snacks and desserts for enjoying before, during or after the show. Showplace Icon at The Yards will also have its own integrated parking garage with 320 spaces, a premium convenience factor for cinema patrons.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2016 with opening projected for early 2018. Forest City has finalized a deal with the District of Columbia through the Deputy Mayor’s Office for Planning and Economic Development to acquire additional parcels that are adjacent to The Yards site along First Street SE. DC Water operations currently on those sites are to be relocated. The theatre construction start is dependent upon DC Water’s timetable for vacating that portion of the property.

“Showplace Icon will add an exciting new facet of high-end, cinematic entertainment to The Yards,” said Forest City President Deborah Ratner Salzberg. “It has been a complicated process to get this project to this point and we thank Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, the DC Government and DC Water for the wonderful cooperation and patience they have shown throughout this process,” she added.

This latest addition announced for The Yards comes as construction on the project’s third residential building is nearing completion. Arris, a 327-unit luxury apartment community located nearby at Fourth and Tingey Streets SE, will welcome its first residents in early 2016. Pre-leasing will begin this fall. Arris will also bring another 19,000 SF of street-level retail space to this growing waterfront neighborhood in the Capitol Riverfront district.
Across Fourth Street SE from Arris, construction is expected to begin in spring 2016 on a three- building residential project that will bring the first for-sale units to The Yards via a 140-unit condo building to be developed by PN Hoffman. Concurrent with that development, Forest City will develop a two-building, 190-unit apartment community. Both projects are expected to be completed by spring 2018.

The dining scene at The Yards continues to grow, as well. The latest concept from DC restaurateur Bo Blair‘s Georgetown Events is well under construction in the Lumber Shed on Water Street at Third Street SE. To be known as Due South, the new restaurant will feature a menu of southern-style cuisine when it opens this summer. In addition, a construction permit was issued recently for Nicoletta Pizzeria, a popular NYC pizza operation from Osteria Morini’s Chef Michael White. Nicoletta will operate its carryout service from two of the riverfront retail spaces beneath the overlook area in Yards Park.”

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A reader reports:

“I thought you might like to know that Landmark Theatres has leased the former West End Cinema space and that they plan to reopen the theater on July 17. They have a sign on the window of the cinema and they are currently hiring new staff (they placed on ad in craigslist).”

Ed. Note: Thanks to everyone else who tweeted and emailed us.

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From a press release:

“On Tuesday nights starting July 7, the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) kicks off Georgetown Sunset Cinema, Georgetown’s first-ever outdoor movie experience, through August 4. The inaugural slate features movies filmed in or inspired by Georgetown, Washington’s oldest and most iconic neighborhood. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a picnic and blanket and enjoy the panoramic backdrop of the sunset, Potomac River and Key Bridge.

GEORGETOWN SUNSET CINEMA

WHEN: Every Tuesday, July 7 through August 4. Movies begin at sunset; arrive at 7 p.m. for best seating and giveaways.

WHAT: FREE outdoor movies series hosted by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID).

MOVIES:

July 7 St. Elmo’s Fire (Rated R)
July 14 State of Play (Rated PG-13)
July 21 No Way Out (Rated R)
July 28 Burn After Reading (Rated R)
Aug. 4 TBA

WHERE: Georgetown Waterfront Park at the intersection of K/Water Street and Cecil Place, NW.”

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From Screen on the Green:

“It’s summertime in DC and we’re ready to kick back, relax, and enjoy the long days. What’s on our summer bucket list? Screen on the Green 2015! Thanks to HBO and Comcast NBCUniversal, SOTG is back and we love this year’s films! What do you think?

The Details

  • July 20 – North by Northwest (1959) – Join Carey Grant and Eva Marie Saint on an adventure from the United Nations in New York to Mt. Rushmore in this Alfred Hitchcock classic. Spies, suspense, and romance? Count us in!
  • July 27 – The Poseidon Adventure (1972) – This epic disaster film follows stars Gene Hackman, Leslie Nielsen, and Shelly Winters as they fight for their lives when a luxury liner capsizes while crossing the Atlantic.
  • August 3 – Desk Set (1957) – Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn star in this comedy about office politics and the dawn of the computer era. Computers might be pretty effective when it comes to workplace efficiency, but not for romance!
  • August 10 – Back to the Future (1985) – What happens when a mad scientist sends a teen back to 1955? He lands in the middle of his parents’ courtship, of course! Come see Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd go back to the future at SOTG.”

Ed. Note: movies are shown at sundown around 8pm between 4th and 7th Streets on the National Mall”.

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Unless plans have changed drastically we’ll have to assume there was an error in “nature of operation” listed on the liquor license placard:

“Assisted living, nursing and apartment facility with a café room serving cocktails, beer and wine to dining residents. Entertainment will include occasional parties that may have some live music. Total Occupancy Load of 325. 240 total seats. Summer Garden with 40 seats.”

Suns Cinema reached their kickstarter goal back in March. Hopefully movies aren’t too far behind. Or maybe the coolest assisted living facility in the District…

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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”