An annual outdoor movie festival held in Washington, DC since the early 90s, DC Screen on the Green attracts tens of thousands of movie fans to the National Mall each year. Typically scheduled on several Monday... ... read more
An annual outdoor movie festival held in Washington, DC since the early 90s, DC Screen on the Green attracts tens of thousands of movie fans to the National Mall each year.
Typically scheduled on several Monday nights during the summer (though midweek screenings are also sometimes held), DC Screen on the Green sees a large movie screen set up in the Mall – also known as “America’s Front Yard” – and is completely free to attend.
Presented by HBO, the festival has truly become a landmark DC event, and has been praised for featuring classic movies from a wide range of genres. Past films showcased at Screen on the Green have included One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 12 Angry Men, Bonnie and Clyde, and the James Bond classic, Goldfinger.
Screen on the Green usually begins at dusk on the National Mall between 7th and 12th Streets NW. Attendees are encouraged to get there early, as all seating is first-come, first-served.
Those looking for a little bit of nosh to go with their movie night are welcome to bring a picnic basket to Screen on the Green, but you can also have food delivered to one of five locations throughout the Mall, where a local host restaurant will drop off your meal before the show. Just check the latest Screen on the Green calendar to see what restaurant is hosting and where the drop-off locations are this year.