NoMa Summer Screen is a free, 13-week outdoor film series in NoMa, Washington, D.C.’s fastest growing neighborhood. Every Wednesday from May 22 to August 21, hundreds of neighbors gather at 7 p.m. on the Loree Grand Field at Second and L Streets, NE, for music, giveaways, food trucks, picnicking, and fun for the whole family. Films start at dark. All movies are screened with subtitles. Coolers, children and friendly (leashed) dogs are welcome. Bring a blanket, Frisbee, or picnic cooler and connect with friends and neighbors as you enjoy great films under the stars. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID or Facebook for weather updates, surprise giveaways, weekly activities, and information on food vendor specials.
If you are a food truck interested in participating in NoMa Summer Screen, please contact Ali Newman, NoMa BID Marketing & Events Associate, at email@example.com.
If you are interested in DJing one or more nights at NoMa Summer Screen, please email Ali Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org, a playlist with your top 10 picks to be played at NoMa Summer Screen. Music afficionados who are not professional DJs are encouraged. Please make sure all the songs are able to be played in front of a PG audience.
- May 22: Indiana Jones: Last Crusade: When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father’s footsteps and stop the Nazis. PG-13. Food trucks: @PoppedRepublic, @LobsterTruckDC, @BigCheeseTruck, @CoolRocks
- May 29: Star Trek: The Future Begins. 2009. The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father’s legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time. PG-13. Food Trucks: @DougtheFoodDude, @PoppedRepublic, @BigCheeseTruck, @CoolRocks
- June 5: The Princess Bride: A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather). PG. Food Trucks: @PoppedRepublic, @GoodiesDC, @BigCheeseTruck, @Takorean
- June 12: The Italian Job. 2003. After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally. PG-13. Food Trucks: @DougtheFoodDude, @PoppedRepublic, @GoodiesDC, @SomethingStuffed
- June 19: Goonies: A group of kids embark on a wild adventure after finding a pirate treasure map. PG. Food Trucks: @PoppedRepublic, @GoodiesDC, @DCEmpanadas, @SomethingStuffed
- June 26: Breakfast Club: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. R. Food Trucks: @DougtheFoodDude, @PoppedRepublic, @GoodiesDC, @DCEmpanadas, @BigCheeseTruck
- July 3: The Fugitive: (Harrison Ford) Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt. PG-13. Food Trucks: @PoppedRepublic, @OrangeCow
- July 10: Bridesmaids: Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride’s best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. R. @PoppedRepublic, @OrangeCow, @SomethingStuffed
- July 17: Moonrise Kingdom: Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray and Frances McDormand star in filmmaker Wes Anderson’s story of two 12-year-olds who run away together, turning their peaceful community upside-down. PG-13. Food Trucks: @DougtheFoodDude, @PoppedRepublic, @OrangeCow, @Takorean
- July 24: True Grit: (2010) Coen Brothers, Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges. Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with “true grit,” Reuben J. “Rooster” Cogburn. PG-13. Food Trucks: @PoppedRepublic, @OrangeCow, @SomethingStuffed
- July 31: Hunger Games: Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete. PG-13. Food Trucks: @DougtheFoodDude, @PoppedRepublic, @OrangeCow, @SomethingStuffed
- August 7: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. The west is becoming civilized and when Butch and Sundance rob a train once too often, a special posse begins trailing them no matter where they run. PG. Food Trucks: @Fojolbros, @DougtheFoodDude, @PoppedRepublic, @CoolRocks, @CurbsideCupcake
- August 14: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite the principal’s best intentions to keep him in school. PG-13. Food Trucks: @Fojolbros, @DougtheFoodDude, @PoppedRepublic, @DCEmpanadas, @CurbsideCupcake
- August 21: Rain Date.
Family Film Night at Sursum Corda
Now in its third year, the NoMa BID will also sponsor Family Film Night at Sursum Corda, where families and children gather for free family-centric movies (also fitting the ‘Outlaw Hero’ theme) and free food. Family Film Night will take place on four Tuesdays this summer:
- June 18: How to Train Your Dragon: A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. PG
- July 9: Brave: (Pixar) Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. PG
- July 23: The Incredibles: (Pixar) A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. PG
- August 6 (in conjunction with National Night Out): Toy Story 3: (Pixar)The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home. G
The event starts at 7 p.m. with kid-centric activities and free food. Films start at dark.
About NoMa Summer Screen
In 2011, NoMa Summer Screen was ranked one of the Top 10 Best Outdoor Movie Theatres in America by Travel and Leisure Magazine, and the NoMa BID won a Merit Award from the International Downtown Association for event programming. In 2012, each NoMa Summer Screen film averaged more than 600 viewers, peaking with 800 neighbors for a screening of ‘Shaun of the Dead.’