City Cast

DC's Best Outdoor Movie Spots

Kaela Cote-Stemmermann
Kaela Cote-Stemmermann
Posted on June 6   |   Updated on June 15
You can go to the drive-in without a car and sit in the front for free! (unionmarketdc/Instagram)

You can go to the drive-in without a car and sit in the front for free! (unionmarketdc/Instagram)

This segment is presented by Clyde’s Restaurant Group.

The return of the hot weather means the return of outdoor movies. But not all screenings are created equal. Here are our top choices, whether you're going with kids, with a first date, or anything in between.

Location: The soccer field at Marie Reed School

Time: Tuesdays through June

Why go: This series is all comedies, so go for the laughs, then stay for the giant screen and amphitheater-style seating that ensures a good view.

Location: Franklin Park

Time: Thursdays, June-July

Why go: Cult classic and contemporary martial arts/action films are screened and scored live (scene-by-scene) with a blend of hip hop, soul, and funk.

Location: Union Market parking lot for cars and Neal Place for pedestrians.

Time: The first and third Friday of every month through July 21st

Why go: I love this one because you can pick up food from the market beforehand. It’s $20 per car, or you can bring your own seating and watch up front for free.

Location: Audi Field

Time: Once a month through September

Why go: Sit on the grass at Audi Field and watch blockbusters on the jumbotron.

Location: Gateway Park

Time: Fridays in June

Why go: Movies were chosen via a March Madness-style bracket and are all kid-friendly. But there’s a bar and food trucks for the adults.

Still don’t know which one to go to?

We pit D.C.’s outdoor movie spots against each other on today's City Cast DC episode to come up with the ultimate ranking.

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