Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival: Dates, Location, and How to Attend

Rosslyn Film
Courtesy of the Rosslyn BID

The Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival features free movies on a huge screen in downtown Rosslyn, Va., every Friday night from early June through late August. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket. Films begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 or 9 p.m. Before the show, enjoy games and prizes. Movies are held rain or shine, canceled only for severe weather.

The screen is just two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro in Gateway Park. Parking is available at the Atlantic Parking Garage for $3 off of N. Moore Street after 6 p.m.

Past Movie Schedules

Past movies shown include:

  • Grease (1978) Rated PG-13. The 50s themed musical features 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?
  • Frozen (2013) Rated PG. When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, Snow Queen Elsa, and break her icy spell.
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Rated PG. 13. Hotshot television anchorman Ron Burgundy welcomes upstart reporter Veronica Corningstone into the male-dominated world of 1970s broadcast news until the talented female journalist begins to outshine Burgundy on air.
  • National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) Rated PG-13. After winning a European vacation on a game show, Clark Griswold convinces his reluctant family to accompany him. His wife, Ellen is excited, but daughter Audrey is reluctant to leave her boyfriend behind, while teen son Rusty dreams of meeting girls. After arriving in London, the clan encounters one disaster after another as they travel through France, Germany, and Italy, while Clark's attempts to cheer everyone up make things worse.
  • Some Like It Hot (1959) Rated PG. When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
  • Golden Eye (1995) Rated PG-13. When a powerful satellite system falls into the hands of Alec Trevelyan, AKA Agent 006 (Sean Bean), a former ally-turned-enemy, only James Bond can save the world from an awesome space weapon that in one short pulse could destroy the earth!
  • The Father of the Bride (1991) Rated PG. -  A 1950 American comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli, about a man trying to cope with preparations for his daughter's upcoming wedding.
  • Moana (2016) Rated PG. An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder.
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939) When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy 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.
  • When Harry met Sally (1989) Rated R. In 1977, College graduates Harry Burns and Sally Albright share a contentious car ride from Chicago to New York, during which they argue about whether men and women can ever truly be strictly platonic friends.
  • Lego Batman (2017) Rated PG.  3D computer-animated superhero comedy film.
  • The Avengers (2012) Rated PG-13. When Thor's evil brother, Loki gains access to the unlimited power of the energy cube called the Tesseract, Nick Fury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a superhero recruitment effort to defeat the unprecedented threat to Earth.
  • Mary Poppins (1964) When Jane and Michael, the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins.
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