For those who love spending time in the great outdoors as much as you love family friendly movies, mark your calendars because there are loads of local outdoor movie screenings scheduled this summer! From Farragut Square to Columbia Pike, below are the outdoor movie locations in the DMV offering the largest selection of young family shows.

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Four Mile Run Movie Series
Movie lovers of all ages can head to the Four Mile Run Movie Series in Arlandria on the last Friday of the month from May 25 – Aug 31. The park will be transformed into an outdoor cinema. Movies start at dusk and are screened with Spanish subtitles. The free events will also include two hours of activities and entertainment leading up to show time. Family favorites include Mary Poppins, Sing and The Secret Life of Pets.

4109 Mt Vernon Ave. (Alexandria, Va)

Cinema Del Ray
Head to the Mount Vernon Rec Center, in Alexandria, on the third Saturday of the month, from May-September. They’ll have animated movies everyone can enjoy. From The Lion King, to Toy Story 3 and even Lego Batman Movie. There’s something to please even the pickiest movie goer in your fam!

2017 Belle View Blvd. (Alexandria, Va)

Golden Triangle Cinema
Farragut Square is where it’s at Friday nights at sundown from June 1-August 3. They have current, old school and animated movies. Fam faves from Coco and Beauty and Beast to La La Land and Casablanca will be shown

Farragut Square

Photo: Comcast

NoMa Summer Screen
This year’s Wonder Women- themed NoMa Summer Screen features, appropriately enough, a variety of movies with strong female leads. The three month film series starts on Wednesday, June 6 and runs weekly through August 29. Moana, Mulan and, of course, Wonder Woman are amongst those that will be featured.

1150 FIRST St., NE

Canal Park Outdoor Movie Series
See your favorite stars beneath the stars at the Capitol Riverfront’s Canal Park Outdoor Movie Series. Catch films every Thursday evening at sundown from June 7 through August 23. Options range from A League of Their Own to The Greatest Showman

Capitol Riverfront near the Navy Yard Metro

Rosslyn Cinema Outdoor Movie Festival
From Legally Blonde to Ratatouille, every Friday this summer, starting June 8, head to Gateway Park. Bring a blanket and a group of friends and enjoy a night under the stars with your favorite movies. Movies start at dusk, but the fun starts at 5 p.m. with games and, huge bonus, four legged friends are welcome!

1300 Lee Hwy. (Arlington, Va)

Columbia Pike Movie Nights on Arlington Hill
Bring your blankets & pillows to enjoy a movie on the big screen Fridays at 8:30. The 2018 summer season theme is The Music of the Movies: Oscar Scores & Classic Musicals. Family friendly screenings include Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz.

909 S Dinwiddie St. (Arlington, Va)

Photo: Rosslyn Va

Georgetown’s Annual Sunset Cinema Outdoor Movie Series
Tuesday nights at sunset starting July 10-August 7, join the Georgetown Business Improvement District for Georgetown’s Annual Sunset Cinema series. Their 2018 theme is Movies That Rock, featuring iconic movies with a musical storyline. Arrive early to picnic and to get the best seating! Favorites include Pitch Perfect and Footloose

Georgetown Waterfront Park

Bethesda Outdoor Movies
Enjoy five nights of blockbuster hits at downtown Bethesda’s 14th annual outdoor movie series! Head to the Woodmont Triangle area of Bethesda where they will bring five days of flicks al fresco the last week of July. Kid friendly suggestions are Remember the Titans and Casablanca.

Corner of Norfolk & Auburn Aves. (Bethesda, Md)

Comcast Outdoor Film Festival
Spend the last days of summer under the stars from Saturday through Monday, August 23-26, at the 22nd Annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival. The country’s original outdoor film festival is heading back to Strathmore in Montgomery County. Catch recent hits like Black Panther along with classic favorites like The Lion King. Movies are free and benefit NIH Children’s Charities.

5301 Tuckerman Ln. (North Bethesda, Md)

Where does your family to catch an outdoor movie? Tell us in the comments section below.



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