The Comcast Outdoor Film Festival is a movie event held on the grounds of Strathmore Music Center in North Bethesda, Maryland. The fun begins before the credits roll with music, food, and children’s activities including inflatables and carnival games. Food and snacks will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the NIH Children's Charities - Children's Inn, Camp Fantastic/Special Love, and Friends of the Clinical Center.
Dates and Times
August 20-22, 2016
Activities begin at 6:30 p.m.
Movies screen at 8:30 p.m.
2016 Movie Schedule
- Saturday, August 20 - Jurassic World (2015) Rated PG-13. The science fiction/thriller tells the story of a Jurassic World luxury resort that provides a habitat for an array of genetically engineered dinosaurs.
- Sunday August 21 - Minions (2015) Rated PG. Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
- Monday August 22 - The Wizard of Oz (1939) When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard.
The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, MD.
Parking at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro garage (off of Tuckerman Lane) is free on the weekend and $5.10 Monday through Friday.
About the Film Festival
The Comcast Outdoor Film Festival began in 1996 and was the first major outdoor screening event in the United States. The event began on the grounds of the NIH Charities and remained there until the events of 9/11 eliminated public access to the grounds of NIH. The Film Festival then moved to several other locations including the Music Hall at Strathmore and the MCPS Board of Education property. This year, the event returns to its most popular location on the grounds of Strathmore.
About the NIH Children’s Charities
The NIH Children’s Charities sponsored by the Film Festival include: The Children’s Inn, a private residence for pediatric patients and their families at NIH; Special Love, which provides cancer families a network of support including retreats and outings known as Camp Fantastic; and Friends of the Patients at the NIH, which provides emergency financial assistance to help patients and their families.
Strathmore is a non-profit arts center in North Bethesda, Maryland that hosts concerts, art exhibitions, family festivals, summer camps, and education classes in dance, music, and arts. The Strathmore campus is comprised of the Music Center at Strathmore, an outdoor sculpture garden, an outdoor concert pavilion, and the Mansion at Strathmore.