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Union Market’s Summer Drive In Series Kicks Off Friday with Top Gun!

by Prince Of Petworth June 27, 2016 at 4:15 pm 5 Comments

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1305 5th Street, NE – courtesy Union Market

This is also awesome – from a press release:

“Union Market, northeast D.C’s vibrant district, will kick-off its drive-in movie summer series on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. This classic American treat will take place in Union Market’s parking lot and will project the feature presentation, Top Gun, onto the market’s three-story wall. The family-friendly series is $10 per car or free for walk-ups in the picnic area. The series will be held on the first Friday of every month from July through October.

The series will be held on the first Friday of every month from July through October.

Movie lovers and retro fanatics alike can munch on theater worthy delectables such as fried chicken biscuits from the Mason Dixie food truck and popcorn from Stella’s Popkern. 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 its inception in 2012. The throwback event offers a summer retreat for those looking for communal fun and vintage kitsch.


Friday, July 1, 2016 – Top Gun
Friday, August 5, 2016 – Ratatouille
Friday, September 2, 2016 – Grease
Friday, October 7, 2016 – Ghostbusters

Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Gates close at 8:30 p.m.
Film begins at 8:00 p.m/sunset.
Union Market parking lot
1305 5th Street NE”

  • Bloomy

    Does anyone know how the sound works for this? Do we have to use our radios or something?

  • sunnytime

    Any idea how early I need to get there to get a decent parking spot? Maybe it’s a fluke in this photo, but it looks like a lot of big trucks get there early, haha!

  • Effie

    If anyone has info, I’d love to know about how the parking works?.. seems like parking would not be a good idea, but I’m going on a date and this could be romantic and private in the car. Also, how is the sound?

  • Hill Res

    “I feel the need….the need for…….”

  • jeezpf

    Are you allowed to bring in outside food and drink? Is Alcohol allowed? Not that I’d bring it in a car, by we’d be in the sitting outside groups. I looked on the website, but couldn’t find anything. Maybe I just missed it.


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