NoMa Summer Screen
The 2014 season of NoMa Summer Screen is quickly approaching! The theme for this year’s lineup is “Unlikely Friendships.” Thank you to the 1,500+ people who took our survey to vote for their favorite movies in the potential lineup. We will be finalizing the movie selection in the next week. If you have any ideas for movies, please post them to NoMa BID’s Facebook page. In the meantime, we look forward to spending Wednesday nights with you watching great movies under the stars this summer.
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 gathered 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 started at dark. All movies were screened with subtitles. Coolers, children and friendly (leashed) dogs are welcome. Moviegoers brought blankets, Frisbees, and picnic coolers and connected with friends and neighbors as they enjoyed 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.
- 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, @OrangeCowDC
- 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, @OrangeCowDC
- 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, @OrangeCowDC, @LobsterTruckDC, @KaftaMania
- 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, @OrangeCowDC, @SomethingStuffed, @CapitalChicken&Waffles, and @LobsterTruckDC CANCELED DUE TO RAIN
- 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, @OrangeCowDC, @Takorean, @DCEmpanadas
- 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, @OrangeCowDC, @SomethingStuffed, @CapitalChicken&Waffles, @BasilThymeDC
- 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, @OrangeCowDC, @SomethingStuffed, @KaftaMania
- 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, @CurbsideCupcake, @OrangeCowDC
- 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
- RESCHEDULED August 21: 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. Food Trucks: @Fojolbros, @PoppedRepublic, @Takorean, @CurbsideCupcake
Family Film Night at Sursum Corda
For the third 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 ‘Outlaw Hero’ 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. Many thanks to our sponsor Harris Teeter for providing all the food for this event!
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.’