Jun 23

2011 Free Outdoor Movie Guide for Northern VA DC Metro

Photo credit: Kevin H. on Flickr

Looking for some fun and free outdoor movie events in the Washington DC area this summer 2011?

Grab a blanket or lawn chair and join in on the fun at one of the following outdoor film events in Northern Virginia:

In Northern Virginia


Cinema Del-Ray
Location: Fields of Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2017 Belle View Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22307. For directions, click here.
Times: Fun starts at 7 p.m., show starts at dusk.
Movies & Dates: Shrek Ever After (PG) – Sat. June 18th;
How To Train Your Dragon (PG) – Sat. July 16th;
Toy Story 3 (PG) – Sat. August 20th

Comcast Film Festival
Location: Waterfront Park, King St, Alexandria, VA. For directions, click here.
Times: Gates open at 7 pm, Movie starts around 8:30 pm
Movies & Dates: TBA – Fri. July 15th;
TBA – Sat. July 16th


Crystal Screen – By the Numbers
Location: 18th & Bell Street, Crystal City across from the Crystal City Metro Station. For directions, click here.
Times: Sundown
Movies & Dates: Air Force One (R) – Mon. June 6th;
Four Weddings and a Funeral (R) – Mon. June 13th;
16 Candles (PG) – Mon. June 20th;
District 9 (R) – Mon. June 27th;
50 First Dates (PG-13) – Mon. July 11th;
Oceans 11 (PG-13) – Mon. July 18th;
Apollo 13 (PG) – Mon. July 25th;
The Sixth Sense (PG-13) – Mon. August 1st;
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (R) – Mon. August 8th;
10 Things I Hate About You (PG-13) – Mon. August 15th;
(500) Days of Summer (PG-13) – Mon. August 22nd;
2001: A Space Odyssey (G) – Mon. August 29th

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival – SNL in the Movies
Location: Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22201. For directions, click here.
Times: At dusk (approximately 8 pm)
Movies & Dates: Groundhog Day (PG) – Fri. April 29th;
Coneheads (PG) – Fri. May 6th;
When Harry Met Sally (R) –  Fri. May 13th;
Vacation (R) – Fri. May 20th;
Tommy Boy (PG-13) – Fri. May 27th;
Anchorman (PG-13) – Fri. June 3rd;
City Slickers (PG-13) – Fri. June 10th;
Trading Places (R) – Fri. June 17th;
Happy Gilmore (PG-13) – Fri. June 24th;
Caddyshack (R) – Fri. July 1st;
The Blues Brothers (R) – Fri. July 8th;
Space Balls (PG) – Fri. July 15th;
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (PG-13) – Fri. July 22nd;
Animal House (R) – Fri. July 29th;
Hot Rod (PG-13) – Fri. August 5th;
Mean Girls (PG-13) – Fri. August 12th;
Night at the Roxbury (PG-13) – Fri. August 19th;
Shrek (PG) – Fri. August 26th

Ashburn: Flicks In The Sticks
Location: The Broadlands HOA lawn area, 21907 Claiborne Pkwy, Broadlands, VA 20148.
Times: Shortly after sundown (approximately 8:30 pm)
Movies & Dates: Despicable Me (PG) – Sat. June 18th;
Megamind (PG) – Sat. July 9th;
Shrek Forever After (PG) – Sat. July 30th;
Tron: Legacy (PG) – Sat. August 20th;
Tangled (PG) – Sat. September 10th

Centreville: Sully District Starlight Cinema
Location: 5875 Trinity Parkway, Centreville, VA 20120. For directions, click here.
Times: Gates open at 6pm, movies start at dark.
Movies & Dates: Despicable Me (PG) – Sat. August 6th;
How To Train Your Dragon (PG) – Sat. August 13th;
Shrek Forever After (PG) – Sat. August 20th;
Megamind (PG) – Sat. August 27th


Movies Under the Moon
Location: Van Dyck Park, 3730 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030. For directions, click here.
Times: Field opens at 6:30, movies start at dusk.
Movies & Dates: The Wizard of Oz (G) – Thurs. June 23rd;
How To Train Your Dragon (PG) – Fri. June 24th;
Iron Man 2 (PG-13) – Sat. June 25th;
Real Women Have Curves (PG-13) – Sun. June 26th

Movies Under the Stars at Pinn Community Center
Location: David R. Pinn Community Center, 10225 Zion Drive, Fairfax, VA 22032
Times: 7:30 pm
Movies & Dates: Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG) – Fri. June 3rd;
Legend of the Guardians (PG) – Fri. June 10th;
Alice In Wonderland (PG) – Fri. June 17th;
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1 (PG-13) – Fri. June 24th;
Oliver and Company (G) – Fri. July 1st;
A Bug’s Life (G) – Fri. July 8th;
Up (PG) – Fri. July 15th;
Monsters Inc. (G) – Fri. July 22nd;
Cars (G) – Fri. July 29th;
Toy Story 3 (G) – Fri. August 5th;
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG) – Fri. August 12th;
Napoleon Dynamite (PG) – Fri. August 19th;
Sky High (PG) – Fri. August 26th
Grease (PG) – Fri. September 2nd;
Little Rascals (PG) – Fri. September 9th;
The Sandlot (PG) – Fri. September 16th;
Goonies (PG) – Fri. September 23rd;
Fantasia (G) – Fri. September 30th

Fredericksburg: Movies Under the Moon Dive-In Movies (watch the movies from the pool!)
Location: Dixon Park, 1300 Dixon Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. For directions, click here.
Times: Field opens at 6:30, movies start at dusk.
Movies & Dates: Iron Man 2 (PG-13) – Sat. July 15th;
How To Train Your Dragon (PG) – Fri. July 16th

Gainesville: Crescent Cinema Movie Series
Location: The lawn at Crescent Park in the MarketPlace at Madison Crescent Shopping Center (at intersection of Rte. 15 & Rte. 29). For directions, click here.
Times: Dusk & Approximately 8:30 pm
Movies & Dates: Megamind (PG) – Fri. June 10th;
Ghostbusters (PG) – Fri. June 17th;
Despicable Me (PG) – Fri. June 24th;
Gremlins (PG) – Fri. July 15th;
Yogi Bear (PG) – Fri. July 22nd;
E.T. (PG) – Fri. July 29th
Notes: First 100 attendees will get a free snack from a participating Madison Crescent restaurant (Subway cookie on June 10th, Blue Mountain Ice Cream on June 17th, Eggspectation mini muffin on June 24th, Brooklyn Brothers cannoli on July 15th, Blue Mountain Ice Cream on July 22nd & Desiderio treat on July 29th).


Friday Night Family Movie Night
Location: Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St, Manassas, VA 20110. For directions, click here.
Time: 8:00 pm
Movies & Dates: Kung Fu Panda (PG) – Fri. June 10th;
Despicable Me (PG) – Fri. June 24th;
Toy Story 3 (G) – Fri. July 8th;
Shrek Forever After (PG) – Fri. August 5th;
Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (G) – Fri. August 19th

Bull Run HOA Family Movie Night Under the Stars
Location: Upper circle parking lot at the Swim & Racquet Club, 8101 Seymour Rd, Manassas, VA 20109
Time: 9:00 pm
Movie & Date: TBA – Fri. August 19th

Reston: Dive In Movies
Location: Varies by date
Time: 8:30 pm
Movies & Date: To Be Announced – Tues. June 14th at Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive, Reston, VA 20191;
To Be Announced – Wed. June 22nd at Lake Newport Pool, 11601 Lake Newport Road, Reston, VA 20194;
To Be Announced – Wed. June 29th at Lake Audubon Pool, 2070 Twin Branches Road, Reston, VA 20191;
To Be Announced – Wed. July 13th at North Hills Pool, 1325 North Village Road, Reston, VA 20194;
To Be Announced – Wed. July 20th at Newbridge Pool, 11718 Golf Course Square, Reston, VA 20191;
To Be Announced – Wed. July 27th at Tall Oaks Pool, 12025 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190
Note: Only open to Reston Association members. Enjoy movies pool-side. Free popcorn and drinks provided. Call 703-435-6577 for more information or weather related cancelations.

DC & Maryland folks – don’t worry, I’ll be publishing a separate list for you soon. There are a ton of free outdoor film festivals you can enjoy in our area this summer!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Roberto June 25, 2011 at 11:09 am

Every Friday the Pinn Community Center show outdoor movies for families and community members in the area. It is free and parking is limited. It would be great if this could be put on your calendar as it would be a fun, no-cost, night out. The website link has the movie schedule as well as the flyer.


Laura June 25, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Thanks Roberto! I just added the Pinn Community Center movies under the stars to my list!


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