PRESS RELEASE: DowntownDC Summer Flicks – Can I Kick It? to Host Marvel Mania


Tues. June 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. – It’s Marvel Mania this summer as the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) once again transforms Freedom Plaza (13th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW) into an outdoor movie experience with DowntownDC Summer Flicks: Can I Kick It?

This free movie series brings SHAOLIN JAZZ’s Can I Kick It? concept outdoors on Tuesday nights this summer, offering attendees of all ages a unique music and moviegoing experience curated live by DJ 2-Tone Jones. This year’s theme is Marvel!

“We are excited be bringing back DowntownDC Summer Flicks for a third season, transforming the landmark of Freedom Plaza into an outdoor movie theater and place of community for all to enjoy, ” said DowntownDC BID President & CEO Neil Albert.

Attendees can come early for free programming, to snag an inflatable or cold treat provided by Sandy Springs Bank, listen to a live DJ set, play outdoor games or win DowntownDC Swag. On select nights Pret a Manger to offer complimentary sea salt popcorn or kettle corn. Show your Eventbrite registration and receive a free drink, or cookie with your purchase at Potbelly, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave NW starting at 6pm.

The series will run for six Tuesday nights from June 4-July 9. Pre-movie activities begin on the plaza at 7:30pm. Movies start at 8:30pm.

Movie Schedule:Tuesday, June 4: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)
Tuesday, June 11: Black Panther (PG-13)
Tuesday, June 18: Deadpool (R)
Tuesday, June 25: Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13)
Tuesday, July 2: Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)
Tuesday, July 9: Captain Marvel (PG-13)

DowntownDC Summer Flicks is sponsored by, The National Theatre, District Taco, Potbelly, Pret-A-Manger and Sandy Spring Bank.

SHAOLIN JAZZ is a boutique creative group, founded by Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones, that specializes in the development of content and production of multimedia engagements that highlights the cultural parallels and similarities between hip-hop, jazz, and martial arts. SHAOLIN JAZZ also serve as a transmedia consultancy for brands and agencies.

The BID is working in partnership with the U.S. National Park Service to activate and beautify the site of Freedom Plaza, at 13 Street & Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

Media sponsors include; Awesome Con, DC Life Magazine, 3rd Eye Comics, Before Harlem, 202 Creates, Capital ILL Radio, Lil Soso, Productions, Fusicology and The King R.G. Takeover.

About the DowntownDC BID
The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (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 DowntownDC 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 or follow us on Twitter @downtowndcbid.