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U Street Movie Series Kicks Off Tonight with “a couple of fantastic films about chess and checkers”

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Photo courtesy Friends of Harrison Recreation Center

From an email:

“Harrison Recreation Center at 1330 V Street NW is hosting a board game evening tonight (Wednesday 7/20). The play will be followed by a couple of fantastic films about chess and checkers in Washington DC – the first movie of the season for the U Street Movie Series. The event is for all ages.

The full program (come anytime):

6:30 – 8:30 Chess, checkers, backgammon play event

8:30 – 8:45: Checkers at 9th and S, the short documentary about the Capital Pool and Checkers Club in Shaw

8:45 – 10:30: Life of a King, the feature film starring Cuba Gooding Jr. as Eugene Brown, the founder of the Big Chair Chess Club in Anacostia.

NO experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. The Harrison Rec’s chess “regulars” and some members of the Capital Pool and Checkers Club will be there to offer instruction and coaching.

Bring your friends and kids, a blanket or chairs and join us for a fun evening of board games, films, and a little local history. We’ll provide the popcorn.”

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