NoMa Summer Screen
NoMa Summer Screen is a free, 13 week outdoor film series in NoMa, Washington, D.C.’s fastest growing neighborhood. Every Wednesday from May 28 to August 20, bring your friends, family and neighbors at the field at Second and L Streets, NE, for music, giveaways, food trucks, picnicking, and of course, great films under the stars. Movies start at dark and are screened with subtitles. Coolers, children and friendly (leashed) dogs are welcome. We encourage moviegoers to bring blankets, Frisbees, and picnic coolers to connect with friends and neighbors starting at 7 PM.
2014 Theme: Unlikely Friendships
May 28: Back to the Future (PG), Marty McFly accidentally time travels 30 years in the past and plays matchmaker for his high-school aged parents (1985). Food trucks: @PoppedRepublic, @BigCheeseTruck, @Takorean, @RedHookLobster, @DangerouslyDeliciousPies
June 4: Silver Linings Playbook (R), After a short stint in a mental institution, Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more complicated (and more dance-tastic) when he meets Tiffany (2012). Food trucks: @PoppedRepublic, @BigCheeseTruck, @DCEmpanadas, @DCSlices, @PleasantPops
June 11: Midnight in Paris (PG), While on a vacation in Paris with his fiancee and her family, a screenwriter discovers he is able to travel back to the 1920′s at the strike of midnight (2011). Food Trucks: @PoppedRepublic, @RedHookLobster, @KafaMania, @BBQBus, @CaptainCookieDC
June 18: Up (PG), 78-year old Carl ties thousands of balloons to his house in an attempt to travel to South America, and inadvertently takes a young wilderness explorer along for the ride (2009). Food Trucks: @PoppedRepublic, @Takorean, @DCSlices, @BBQBus, @DangerouslyDeliciousPies
June 25: When Harry Met Sally (R), Harry and Sally have been friends for years, but fear sex would destroy the friendship (1989). Food Trucks: @PoppedRepublic, @PhoWheels, @DCEmpanadas, @BBQBus, @PleasantPops
July 2: Clueless (PG-13), Cher, high school royalty, tries to help boost a new student’s popularity and play matchmaker (1995). Food Trucks: @Popped!Republic, @RedHookLobster, @PhoWheels, @BBQBus, @AstroDoughnuts
July 9: The Muppets (PG), The Muppets must reunite to save their theater from a greedy oil tycoon (2011). Food Trucks: @PoppedRepublic, @KafaMania, @DCSlices, @CrepeLove, @OrangeCowDC
July 16: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13), Charlie, a shy freshman befriends two seniors who take him under their wing (2012). Food Trucks: @PoppedRepublic, @Borinquenlunchb, @Takorean, @DougTheFoodDude, @OrangeCowDC
July 23: The Dark Knight (PG-13), Batman, Gordon, and Harvey Dent launch a plan to take down the mob and end up fueling the Joker’s rise to become Gotham’s most feared villain (2008). Food Trucks: @PoppedRepublic, @SUNdeVICHtruck, @DCSlices, @KafaMania, @OrangeCowDC
Join us on July 23 for a BIKE-IN. We are teaming up with The Washington Area Bicycle Association (WABA), to celebrate all the movie-goers who choose to bike to NoMa Summer Screen. On your way to the field, keep an eye out for NoMa’s new protected cycle track on First Street, NE, as well as our new Fix-It Station and five public air pumps for your convenience should your bike need a bit of TLC. Get to the field early for the chance to win some bike-related prizes for your bike-mobile (sorry, we couldn’t resist)!
July 30: Pitch Perfect (PG-13), Beca, a college freshman joins an acapella group to appease her father (2012). Food Trucks: @PoppedRepublic, @DCEmpanadas, @PhoWheels, @OrangeCowDC
August 6: Top Gun (PG), Students at the Navy’s elite fighter pilot school compete, become friends, and learn tough lessons (1986). Food Trucks: @PoppedRepublic, @SUNdeVICHtruck, @KafaMania, @DougTheFoodDude, @PleasantPops
August 13: The Sandlot (PG), Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood and wants to learn to play baseball to make friends, adventures and “The Beast” follow (1993). Food Trucks: @PoppedRepublic, @Takorean, @BigCheeseTruck, @DCEmpanadas, @CaptainCookieDC
Family Film Night at Sursum Corda
For the fourth year, the NoMa BID also sponsors Family Film Night at Sursum Corda, where families and children gather for free family-centric movies (also fitting the ‘Unlikely Friendships’ theme) and free food. Family Film Night takes place on four Tuesdays this summer in a different location west of North Capitol Street. For the full line-up and more info, visit www.nomabid.org/family-film-night.
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 2013, each NoMa Summer Screen film averaged 750 viewers, peaking with 1,000 neighbors for a screening of ‘The Princess Bride.’