Capitol Riverfront Summer Outdoor Movies 2017

Free Outdoor Movies in Washington DC

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Capitol Riverfront will host family-friendly outdoor movies throughout the summer. The vibrant mixed-use 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. Bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic. Arrive early to participate in games such as wii on the big screen, trivia and hula hooping.

Dates: Thursdays, June 1 through August 17, 2017

Time: 8:45 p.m. Rain or shine.

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

2017 Movie Schedule

June 1: Ghostbusters (2016) Rated PG- 13. Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

June 8: Me Before You (2016) Rated PG- 13. A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of.

June 15: Sister Act (1992) Rated PG. When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.

June 22: Doctor Strange (2016) Rated PG- 13. A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

June 29: Secret Life of Pets (2016) Rated PG. The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

July 6: Grease (1978) Rated PG- 13. Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

July 13: Moana (2016) Rated PG. In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

July 20: Rogue One - A Star Wars Story. (2016) Rated PG- 13. Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen is now the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, a vengeful Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance.

July 27: Arrival (2016) Rated PG- 13. When twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.

Aug. 3: La La Land (2016) Rated PG- 13. Sebastian and Mia are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

Aug. 10: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Rated PG- 13. The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

Aug. 17: Beauty & the Beast (2017)  Rated PG. Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast's hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.

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