DowntownDC Summer Flicks – Can I Kick It? Returns on June 7


Now in its fifth year, the popular outdoor movie series combining action films and live DJ performances moves to its permanent home, Franklin Park

Washington, D.C. — For the fifth year, the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) and creative event production group Shaolin Jazz are partnering to bring eight free outdoor movies to District residents, workers, and visitors. And this summer, the DowntownDC Summer Flicks – Can I Kick It? series, which combines action films and live DJs spinning hip-hop, jazz, and more, moves to its new, permanent home: the recently revitalized Franklin Park. Presented by Whole Foods Market, which will offer treat bags to attendees at every screening while supplies last, the movie series kicks off on Tuesday, June 7, and runs weekly through July. Seating for each event begins at 7:30 pm, and movies start at sunset.

“The BID’s summer movies are among our most popular events, and Franklin Park is a perfect location to gather with friends, family, and colleagues to enjoy exciting films and cool music on warm summer evenings. We are thankful to Whole Foods Market for their support of this year’s series,” said Gerren Price, Acting President and CEO of the DowntownDC BID.

“Working with DowntownDC to support the community enrichment programs they lead speaks to Whole Foods Market’s core value to care for our communities,” said Scott Allshouse, Regional President, Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic. “We are excited about the Can I Kick It? movie series and proud to support this fun, innovative arts-driven initiative providing opportunities to engage with our neighbors in Greater D.C.”

DowntownDC Summer Flicks – Can I Kick It?
Presented by Whole Foods Market
Tuesday evenings at Franklin Park
Screening schedule:

  • June 7: Enter the Dragon (R, 1973)
  • June 14: F9: The Fast Saga (PG-13, 2021)
  • June 21: Passenger 57 (R, 2002)
  • June 28, Family Night: Spider-Man: No Way Home (PG-13, 2021)
  • July 5: House of Flying Daggers (PG-13, 2004)
  • July 12: The Warriors (R, 2011)
  • July 19: Black Widow (PG-13, 2021)
  • July 26: Rush Hour (PG-13, 1998)

Visit the event webpage to see a preview of this year’s movies, find out what dining options are nearby, and learn some basic Franklin Park rules.

Download this press release as a PDF.

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The DowntownDC BID was founded in 1997 and is a private non-profit organization that provides capital improvements, resources, and research that keep the BID area clean, safe, economically and environmentally strong, and accessible. The BID is a catalyst, facilitator and thought leader in diversifying the economy, promoting public/private partnerships, and enhancing the DowntownDC experience for all. This special district, where property owners have agreed to tax themselves to fund services, encompasses a 138-block area of approximately 520 properties from Massachusetts Avenue on the north to Constitution Avenue on the south, and from Louisiana Avenue on the east to 16th Street on the west. For more information, visit