Well, given the current weather tonight’s movie might be postponed – but for now it’s on at Harrison Field. Tonight they will be showing Bag It, an award-winning documentary about the effects of plastic on our waterways, oceans, and people. It will be preceded by the short Big Birding Day, which is about, believe it or not, competitive bird watching.

Same deal applies as always, gates open at 7 – movie starts at sundown. They will pass out free reusable bags to the first 75 people to come in, and to highlight environmentalism further – there will be a few speakers addressing the DC bag tax before the film starts.

I will let you know if tonight’s movie gets postponed because of weather.

Thanks to an earthquake, the U Street Movie series was canceled for last Tuesday (apologies for not reporting on that, it was a pretty busy week). But not to fear, the rain-date (earthquake date?) has been scheduled for tomorrow. National Treasures 2 and the Solitary Life of Cranes (a pretty cool looking documentary short about the view of cities from cranes) will be shown at dusk, with the gates opening at 7 pm at Harrison Field at 14th and V.

U street movie series

Tonight, the U Street movie series will continue with Night at the Museum and the Poodle Trainer, a short at Harrison Field at 14th and V. As usual, the doors open at 7 pm and admission is free. This is the series family night, so there will be a moon bounce on the field prior to the film – at 6:30. In honor of the short, the Poodle Trainer, sponsor Planet Pet will be distributing free dog/cat food and treats to pet owners. Unfortunately, your pets are not allowed to come to the screening. As for dinner, local food trucks are expected to be parked nearby.

The movies will start at sundown. See you there!

U street movie series

Another sign summer is ending. The last movie of the U Street movie series is tomorrow night. This one sounds great, as it’s a documentary about Duke Ellington, son of U Street, and the DC he grew up in. The other film they’re showing is Soul Power, a documentary about the stars of soul: Bill Withers, James Brown, B.B. King, the Spinners, and many more. The weather looks good, so I hope to see you out there.

Doors open at 7 at Harrison Field (14th and V), movie starts at sundown (which looks to be about 8 nowadays).

courtesy of Yumi Kimura, Flickr

It looks like it’s going to be a perfect night to sit out with a picnic and watch a movie: so join the neighbors at Harrison Field (V street between 13th and 14th) and watch the Michael Jackson documentary, This Is It. The gates will open at 7 pm and the movie will start at 8:30 – I’ll definitely be there, and hope you will be too.

U street movie series

This sounds like so much fun! The Friends of Harrison Recreation Center, the U Street Neighborhood Association, Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association, ANC 1B and MidCity Business Association have organized a U street movie series.  The summer movie series (free!) will pay homage to the musical and culturally diverse roots of greater U Street, with a series of documentaries and films about musicians.

The schedule will be:

  • June 8: Michael Jackson’s This Is It (rain date June 15)
  • July 13: Buena Vista Social Club (rain date July 20)
  • August 10: The Soloist (rain date Aug 17)
  • September 14: Duke Ellington’s Washington and Soul Power (rain date Sept 21)

All films will be shown at the field at Harrison Recreation Center, 1330 V Street, NW. Gates will open at 7 pm. Free popcorn will be provided to the first 100 attendees beginning at 8 pm. Showtime will be at sundown around 8:30 pm.

Although the movie series is free, if you’d like to donate money for the movie series, your donation will benefit the Friends of Harrison Recreation Center, a committee of the U Street Neighborhood Association, and an official Park Partner with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation.