DowntownDC Summer Flicks – CAN I KICK IT? Returns to Franklin Park on June


May 3, 2023
For Immediate Release
Contact: Braulio Agnese,

Now in its sixth year, the outdoor movie series combines popular films with live scores by DJ 2-Tone Jones

Washington, D.C. — The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) and creative event production group Shaolin Jazz are once again partnering to bring seven outdoor movies to Franklin Park this summer. During each screening, DJ 2-Tone Jones will live score each film with a mix of hip-hop, jazz, and more to create a unique summertime experience in D.C.

DowntownDC Summer Flicks – CAN I KICK IT? will begin June 1 and run every Thursday evening through July 13. Seating starts at 7:30 p.m., when guests can enjoy music by an impressive lineup of special guest DJs. Each movie will begin at sunset. Attendees can enjoy free swag items while supplies last and discounts from nearby Pow Pow.

DowntownDC Summer Flicks – 2023 CAN I KICK IT? Movie Schedule

*Family nights when guests can enjoy additional child-focused activities.

  • June 1: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (PG-13)
  • June 8: Mission: Impossible (PG-13)
  • June 15:
  • June 22: The Hunger Games (PG-13)
  • June 29: Everything Everywhere All at Once (R)
  • July 6: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (PG-13)*
  • July 13: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (PG-13)

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs and to visit surrounding establishments for to-go food and drinks. Plant-based fast-casual eatery Pow Pow (1250 I Street; open until 9:00 p.m.) will offer a special discount on movie nights: use the code “canikickit” to receive 20% off your order. Other quick-service establishments within a three-block radius of Franklin Park include: Arepa Zone (1121 14th Street; 9:00 p.m.), Bozelli’s (1025 Vermont Avenue; 9:00 p.m.), Chipotle (1010 Vermont Avenue; 10:00 p.m.), Domino’s Pizza (1300 L Street; midnight), Five Guys (1400 I Street; 10:00 p.m.), Jimmy John’s (1101 14th Street; 9:00 p.m.), Joe & the Juice (1500 K Street; 8:00 p.m.), Peach Cobbler Factory (1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 11th Street side; 10:00 p.m.), Potbelly (1050 K Street; 7:00 p.m.), Sakina Halal Grill (1108 K Street; 9:00 pm.), and Subway (1444 I Street; 7:00 p.m.; 1015 15th Street; 9:00 p.m.).

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About the DowntownDC BID
The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) [] was founded in 1997 and is a private nonprofit 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 downtown experience for all. DowntownDC encompasses a 138-block area of approximately 520 properties, from Massachusetts Avenue on the north, including the convention center at Mount Vernon Square, to Constitution Avenue on the south, and from Louisiana Avenue on the east to 16th Street on the west.

About Shaolin Jazz
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 serves as a transmedia consultancy for brands and agencies. For more information, visit