Films at the Stone (Movies at the Martin Luther King Memorial)

Free Summer Film Festival

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Each summer, the Memorial Foundation, Inc. hosts a free outdoor movie series, “Films at the Stone” at the site of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington DC. The films showcase human beings living out the legacy of democracy, justice, hope, and love during difficult situations. The movies will be shown on the green space immediately south of the bookstore next to the Memorial. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Dates: Thursdays, June 16; June 23, July 21; and  August 25, 2016

2016 Movie Schedule

June 16 - Belle (2013) Rated PG The illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a British admiral plays an important role in the campaign to abolish slavery in England.

June 23 - Fly By Light (2013)  A group of teenagers board a bus for West Virginia, leaving the streets of Washington, DC to participate in an ambitious peace education program.

July 21 - Zootopia (2016) Rated PG. From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. 

August 25 - Race (2016) Rated PG-13.  The biographical sports drama that tells the story about African American athlete Jesse Owens who won a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
1964 Independence Avenue SW.
Washington DC

The Memorial is located on the northwest corner of the Tidal Basin at the intersection of West Basin Drive SW and Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC.

Parking is limited in this area and the public is encouraged to take public transportation.
The closest Metro stations are Foggy Bottom and The Smithsonian. See information about parking near the National Mall.

About the Memorial Foundation, Inc.

The Memorial Foundation, Inc. was launched on the one year anniversary of the opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial- August, 28 2012. The Memorial Foundation exists to promote awareness of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and its tenets of democracy, justice, hope, and love as well as to support the general upkeep of the Memorial in future years. Additional information regarding The Memorial Foundation, Inc can be found at

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