Let’s hope the intolerable heat subsides in time for Screen on the Green, a longtime DC tradition kicking off on Monday, July 16, on the National Mall. What’s not to love about a cinematic classic displayed on a 20′ x 40′ screen?
So grab your picnic basket, longue chair and blanket and capture a timeless film as well as a riveting view of the U.S Capitol. Three films will be shown on Monday nights beginning around 8:30 pm or 9:00 pm, with the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid leading the way. Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, closing out this year’s series on August 6, will have you under the blanket and, we imagine, screaming like a banshee!
Because of ongoing construction on the Mall, the second film in the series, It Happened One Night, will be shown on Wednesday, July 25. From Here to Eternity will run on July 30. Please note, however, that the movies will not be shown in extreme weather.
Festival screenings, sponsored by the Friends of Screen on the Green, HBO, and Comcast, are free and open to the public.