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Your 2011 U Street Movie Series is Announced!

May 3, 2011

The theme of this year’s U Street Movie Series lineup includes  both classic and family friendly Hollywood films that feature and celebrate Washington DC,   local U Street institutions such as the Howard Theater and the 9:30 Club, and DC’s starring role in major films and documentaries addressing environmental and education issues that resonate in Washington, DC.  The U Street Movies Series will begin on May 24 and run through October.

This year’s U Street Movies Series – Harrison Field Under the Stars  schedule is:

Tuesday, May 24 (rain date May 26)
Short: This Chair is Not Me
Feature: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Tuesday, June 28 (rain date Jun 30)
Short: The Poodle Trainer
Feature: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Tuesday, July 26 (rain date Jul 28)
Short: Howard Theatre: A Century in Song
Feature: 930 F Street

Changed to August 30 due to earthquake
Short: City of Cranes
Feature: National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets

Tuesday, September 20 (rain date Sep 22)
Short: Big Birding Day
Feature: Bag It

October (Date to be determined)
Feature: Waiting for Superman, indoors, followed by community forum on education policy

Admission is free (but donations are welcomed!), and all films will be shown on the field at Harrison Recreation Center, 1330 V Street, NW (between 13th and 14th Streets, NW).   The date and location of the screening of the October movie, “Waiting for Superman” will be announced at a a later date.

Gates  open at 7 pm and attendees are encouraged to come early to picnic in the park (please remember, NO alcohol allowed) and listen to music spun by local DJs.   Free popcorn will be provided to early attendees by Ventnor Sports Cafe.  Showtime will be at sundown, exact time will vary.  Several local food truck vendors will be on site serving food.

At the June and August Family Nights, children can play in a moonbounce from 7:00 – 8:30 before the films begin.

Donations and sponsorships towards the event are encouraged, and will benefit the Friends of Harrison Recreation Center, established in 2009 as a project of the U Street Neighborhood Association.  The Friends of Harrison works directly with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) with the goal of making Harrison Recreation Center a better designed, cleaner, safer, and better park in the neighborhood for all to use and enjoy.

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