This season, grab your friends and family and your favorite blanket to take advantage of the warm, summer nights by attending one of DC’s many outdoor movie venues. With titles from La La Land to Moana, these events present films to satisfy everyone's cinema tastes.
Running every Friday from June 2 – August 4, Golden Cinema, hosted by the Golden Triangle BID, takes place in Farragut Park at sunset as the final event of Farragut Fridays. With films like Dirty Dancing and 500 Days of Summer scheduled for the big screen, this is the perfect way to end your work week with friends and co-workers. 17th St. NW, 202-245-4715
With a lineup for the summer featuring Rogue One, Snowden, and Grease, the Adams Morgan movie nights promises to be a summer filled with both recent films as well as the classics that everyone knows and loves. Already this season, they’ve given out free cookies from Insomnia Cookies and teamed up with BicycleSPACE to offer a bike valet service to attendees, so you never know what they'll have next! Walter Pierce Park, 2630 Adams Mill Road
This summer, the Drive-In at Union Market will be having their biggest season yet with showings from April through November with films such as Coming to America and Clue. Make sure you get there early to park your car in spots closest to the screen and if you don’t have a car of your own, Union Market has partnered with Getaround, a peer-to-peer service that allows you to rent a car for any number of hours, to offer discounts to first-time users. 1309 5th St. NE
From Academy Award-winning films like La La Land to comedic animations like Secret Life of Pets, the Capitol Riverfront outdoor movie series has a schedule packed with a variety of genres, allowing everyone a chance to see some of their favorites. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and get there early to secure a good spot. Canal Park, 200 M St. SE
Taking place every Wednesday from June 7 – August 30, the NoMa Summer Screen is the perfect mid-week pick-me-up. Arrive early to enjoy all the music, giveaways, and food trucks before the film starts at sunset. With a schedule filled with Lincoln, The Ides of March, and Man of the Year, this movie night is perfect for anyone drawn to politically themed films. Storey Park, 1005 First St., NE
Running every Saturday in August, the Starlight Drive-in Cinema is perhaps the most kid-centric outdoor movie night in the area. With animated favorites like Moana and Finding Dory scheduled to play this summer, it’s the perfect night out for the whole family. Gates open at 6 p.m., but be sure to get there early for their pre-movie program where there will be music, food, and children’s activities. 5875 Trinity Pkwy., Centreville, VA