NoMa Summer Screen

NoMa Summer Screen is a free, 13-week outdoor film series in NoMa, Washington, D.C.’s most connected neighborhood. Every Wednesday from May 27 to August 19, bring your friends, family and neighbors for music, giveaways, food trucks, picnicking, and of course, great films under the stars. The 2015 NoMa Summer Screen theme is “Dance, Dance, Dance.”

In June, Bluejacket will be on-site selling a variety of local craft beers. Stop by to wet your whistle. We are also excited to bring you dance demonstrations before the following films: Strictly Ballroom (June 24), Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (July 8), Singin’ in the Rain (July 15), Save the Last Dance (July 22) and Stomp the Yard (August 5).

Movies start at sunset and are screened with subtitles. We encourage moviegoers to bring chairs, because this year’s location will be on asphalt. Bring blankets, frisbees, and picnic coolers when the doors open at 7 PM. NoMa Summer Screen has been ranked one of the Top 10 Best Outdoor Movie Theatres in America by Travel and Leisure Magazine and one of the top five outdoor movie series in the country by Travel Pulse.

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This year’s outdoor film series will be hosted in a new location at NoMa Junction @ Storey Park (1005 First Street, NE), which will be temporarily transformed for 2015 into a mural-filled urban park. Storey Park will be a 712,000 SF mixed-use project with office, retail and residential in the heart of NoMa, coming in 2017. Developed by First Potomac Realty Trust and Perseus Realty. For more information on Storey Park, visit www.storeypark.com. The event is sponsored by 2M, a WC Smith property, and Bozzuto’s NoMa properties: Elevation, Flats 130, 77H, Loree Grand at Union Place, and Senate Square.

 Full Lineup:

  • May 27: Dirty Dancing (PG-13)
  • June 3: Center Stage (PG-13)
  • June 10: Bride & Prejudice (PG-13),
  • June 17: Flashdance (R)
  • June 24: Strictly Ballroom (PG)
  • July 1: Grease (PG-13)
  • July 8: Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (PG)
  • July 15: Singin’ in the Rain
  • July 22: Save the Last Dance (PG-13)
  • July 29: Moulin Rouge (PG-13), Music by DJ Ayescold
    Food trucks: Popped! Republic, DC Slices, Neat Meat, Ball or Nothing, Crepe Love, Orange Cow
  • August 5: Stomp the Yard (PG-13), Music by DJ Hpnotiq, Step Performance by Dance Place Youth Step Team
    Food trucks: Popped! Republic, The Big Cheese, Arepa Zone, Swizzler, Pleasant Pops
  • August 12: Footloose (PG), Music by DJ Native Sun. Performance by Fierce Collabo
    Food trucks:Popped! Republic, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Arepa Zone, Ball or Nothing, Federal City Brothers, Orange Cow
  • August 19: Rain Date: Film TBD, Music by DJ Hpnotiq
    Food trucks:Popped! Republic, Fava Pot, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Borinquen Lunchbox

Q: What’s the best way to get to the new site?
A: NoMa Junction @ Storey Park is located at 1005 First Street, NE, at the corner of First and L Streets, NE. We recommend taking the Metro to the NoMa-Gallaudet U station on the red line. The Union Station Metro is also just a few blocks away. There are also several Capital Bikeshare stations located within walking distance. Please note that street parking is very limited and luck of the draw. We encourage you to take public transportation, bike, or walk if at all possible.

Q: Can I bring my own chair?
A: Yes, please do! NoMa Junction @ Storey Park is an asphalt lot, so we highly encourage moviegoers to bring low chairs, or blankets and cushions. It’s hard to enjoy a movie if your butt is asleep.

Q: Can I bring my own picnic, or do I have to buy from the food trucks at the event?
A: Please bring anything scrumptious that you’d like! All we ask is that you put any trash in the waste/recycling bins before you leave.

Q: Can I bring my own beverages?
A: Coolers are allowed, but we reserve the right to escort you off the site if you get too rowdy.

Q: What time does the movie start?
A: Gates open at 7 PM, and the movie starts at sunset. This varies depending on the month, but is typically around 8:30 PM.

Q: What if it rains, or the weather forecast is ominous?
A: We closely monitor the weather on Wednesdays. If there is a 100% chance of rain we will announce the event is canceled at 6 PM. Anything lower than 80% we will wait out in the hopes it blows over. If we decide to cancel, we will immediately post to our Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as updating this webpage with an alert. We appreciate any rain dances and finger crossing the day of to help prevent storms.

Have another question?
Email NoMa BID Marketing & Events Coordinator Ali Newman at anewman@nomabid.org.

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