Outdoor Movies in D.C.

Use this list of outdoor movies in and around the D.C. Metro Area to find a free night out near you.

Washington, D.C.

Tuesdays: Movie Nights in Adams Morgan, Marie Reed Elementary School Field, 18th St. and California St. NW

  • Movies: Whiplash, Bicycle Thief

Tuesdays: Family Film Night at Sursum Corda, L and First St. NW

  • Movies: Annie, Happy Feet, Rio 2, The Princess and the Frog

Wednesdays: NoMa Summer Screen, Storey Park, 1005 First St.

  • Movies: Bride and Prejudice, Flashdance, Strictly Ballroom, Grease, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, Singing in the Rain, Save the Last Dance, Moulin Rouge, Stomp the Yard, Footloose

Thursdays: Films at the Stone, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, 1964 Independence Ave.

  • Movies: Black or White, Annie, Selma

Thursdays: Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Film Series, Canal Park, 200 M St. SE

  • Movies: Selma, The Princess Bride, Rush Hour, Independence Day, Bring it On, LEGO Movie, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Big Hero 6, Pitch Perfect, The Goonies, Guardians of the Galaxy, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sound of Music

Fridays: Golden Cinema Movie Series, Farragut Park, Connecticut Ave. and K St. NW

  • Movies: The Social Network, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Hook, Nine to Five, Miss Congeniality, Italian Job, The Wedding Planner

Fridays: Union Market Drive-In Summer Series, Union Market, 1309 5th St. NE’

  • Movies: Pretty Woman, Jurassic Park, Beverly Hills Cop

Fridays: Outdoor Movies at Palisades Recreation Center, Palisades Playground, 5200 Sherier Place NW

  • Movies: The Goonies, Raiders of the Lost Arc, The Princess Bride


Sundays: National Harbor Movies on the Potomac, 165 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD

  • Movies: Space Jam, Martian Child, ET the Extra Terrestrial, TBA (viewers’ choice), Journey to the Center of the Earth, Jumanji, The Flinstones, TBA (viewers’ choice), Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part 2, Back to the Future Part 3, Disney’s the Kid, TBA (viewers’ choice), Matilda, Monsters, Inc., James and the Giant Peach

Wednesdays: Movies at Montpelier, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD

  • Movies: Grease, The Book of Life, Big Hero 6

Fridays: Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Outdoor Movie Series, Shamrock Park, 39 North Hackery Ave, Bel Air, MD

  • Movies: Finding Nemo, Paddington, The Boxtrolls, Big Hero 6, The Incredibles, Cinderella

Other: Bethesda Outdoor Movies, Woodmont Triangle, Norfolk and Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD

  • Movies: Sixteen Candles, Chef, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Mrs. Doubtfire, Imitation Game

Other: Montgomery County Comcast NIH Charities Film Festival, 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, MD

  • Movies: How to Train Your Dragon 2, Interstellar, Guardians of the Galaxy

Other: Columbia’s Lakefront Summer Festival Movies, 10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD

  • Movies: Rio, Jurassic Park, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water, Song of the Sea, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Paddington, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, How to Train Your Dragon, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Dumbo, Frozen, 101 Dalmations, Big Hero 6, Finding Nemo, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Up, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Home, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, Cinderella, Cinderella (2015), Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent, Disney Nature: Monkey Kingdom, Furious 7


Sundays: Lake Anne Summer Film Festival, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA

  • Movies: The Breakfast Club, Casablanca, Skyfall

Tuesdays: South Riding Movie Nights, South Riding Center, 42420 Unicorn Dr., South Riding, VA

  • Movies: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, The Boxtrolls, Planes Fire and Rescue

Wednesdays: South Riding Movie Nights, Town Green, 43055 Center St., Chantilly, VA

  • Annie, Into the Woods, 101 Dalmatians, Big Hero 6

Thursdays: Arlington Public Libraries Outdoor Movies, 1015 Quincy St., Arlington, VA

  • Movies: Empire Records, The Great Gatsby

Fridays: Rosslyn Bid Outdoor Film Festival, Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway, Rosslyn, VA

  • Movies: Mean Girls, Happy Gilmore, Tommy Boy, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, When Harry Met Sally, Anchorman, Clueless, The Big Lebowski, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, The Hangover, Despicable Me, Zoolander

Fridays: Centreville Starlight Cinema, 5875 Trinity Park, Centreville, VA

  • Movies: The Sting, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Frozen, Big Hero 6, Paddington

Fridays: Sunset Cinema at Cherry Hill Park, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church, VA

  • Movies: TBA

Fridays: Films in the Park, Strawberry Park, 2910 District Ave., Fairfax, VA

  • Movies: Miracle, Father of the Bride, Angels in the Outfield, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Eat Pray Love, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Frozen, Ratatouille, Despicable Me 2, Cinderella, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Hundred Foot Journey, LEGO Movie

Saturdays: Cinema Del Ray, Mount Vernon Recreational Center, 2017 Belle View Blvd., Alexandria, VA

  • Movies: Anastasia, Penguins of Madagascar, Finding Nemo

Saturdays: Stonebridge Outdoor Movies, 14900 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge, VA

  • Movies: Space Jam, Dolphin Tale 2, Maleficent, Independence Day, American Tail, Million Dollar Arm, Happy Feet, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Annie (1982 and 2014), Frozen (sing along), Big Hero 6, When the Game Stands Tall, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Schedules TBA

Washington, D.C.

  • Screen on the Green at the National Mall
  • U Street Movie Series: Harrison Field
  • Washington City Paper Summer Cinema Movie Series at Heurich House
  • Carter Barron Amphitheater Movie Night at Rock Creek Park


  • Rockville Town Square: Movies on the Square
  • Bethesda Row: Movies Under the Stars
  • Greenbelt Moonlit Movie Series


  • Now Playing on the Loop at Market Common Clarendon
  • Movies on the Green at Tyson’s Corner Center

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