Summer Outdoor Movies at the Capitol Riverfront in 2018

Fun for Families: Free PG and PG-13 Movies in Washington, D.C.

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Capitol Riverfront will host family-friendly outdoor movies throughout the summer. The vibrant community and riverfront destination, located near the Washington Navy Yard and Nationals Park, is a great place to hang out with family and friends on a summer evening to watch a movie under the stars. Spread out your blankets, unfold your chairs, and enjoy a picnic with the kids (no alcohol in the park, please). Arrive early to participate in games such as Wii on the big screen, trivia, and Hula-Hooping. Movies are captioned.

Dates: Thursdays, June 7 through August 9, 2018

Time: Sundown, rain or shine.

Location: Capitol Riverfront, Canal Park, SE, Washington, D.C., just one block from the Navy Yard Metro. The site is an open space located at northern block of Canal Park at 2nd and I Streets SE.  The Capitol Riverfront has parking available on the street and several surface parking lots. 

2018 Movie Schedule

June 7: "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars in this Jumanji adventure where four teenagers become trapped inside a video game and have to win to get back out. The two-hour movie is rated PG-13.

June 14: "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

The first Indiana Jones movie may have been done back in 1981, but it's still every bit as fun today. And it's one of the top 50 movies of all time on Even though it didn't win the best movie Oscar, it did take four awards, including special effects and editing. Rated PG.

June 21: "Despicable Me"

The Minions arrive in a big way in this first movie of the "Despicable Me" franchise. The story here focuses on "evil genius" Gru, who's after a prize like no other, to be collected with his shrink-ray. Rated PG.

June 28: "Easy A"

Nathaniel Hawthorne would have never imagined "The Scarlet Letter" presented quite like this—a modern-day comedy. Really. Rated PG-13.

July 5: "National Treasure"

We don't go to the movies for pure logic, so suspend your disbelief at the park lawn and settle in for the ride that is "National Treasure."

July 12: "A League of Their Own"

Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, and Rosie O'Donnell play baseball in a World War II historical fiction story. An absolute classic. PG, just over two hours.

July 19: "The Greatest Showman"

For "The Greatest Showman," you'll have to dispense with your fact-checking desires and just let yourself get caught up in the story about P.T. Barnum and starring a non-superhero version of Hugh Jackman. Rated PG. 

July 26: "Coco"

Don't tell Miguel, the protagonist of last year's "Coco," that he can't play music. His determination sets him on a quest, where he learns a lot about his family's history during the journey. PG.

Aug. 2: "Black Panther"

The throne of Wakanda is under dispute, and the Black Panther must reclaim the leadership of his country and prevent it from becoming embroiled in war. PG-13, two and a quarter hours.

Aug. 9: "Wonder Woman"

The stellar origin story of the amazing Wonder Woman tells of the Amazonian warrior princess determined to help the Allies during World War I. Rated PG-13, two hours, 20 minutes.

Other locations in the Washington, D.C., area have outdoor movies as well.

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