The U Street Movie Series concludes for the summer on Tuesday night, September 14, with a double feature:Â Duke Ellingtonâ€™s Washington and Soul Power. The rain date is September 21.
The films are shown at the field at Harrison Recreation Center, 1330 V Street NW. Gates open at 7 pm and showtime is at sundown. DJ Yellow Fever and guests will be spinning from 7 to 8:30 pm.Â Free popcorn will be provided by Ventnor Sports to the first 100 attendees beginning at 8 pm.
The theme of this year’s movie series paid homage to the musical and culturally diverse roots of the U Street Neighborhood, with a series of documentaries and films telling moving stories of accomplished musicians. More than 800 people attended the previous showings of Michael Jacksonâ€™s This is It, theÂ Buena Vista Social Club, and The Soloist in June, July and August.
The movie series is sponsored by the U Street Neighborhood Association, Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association, ANC 1B and MidCity Business Association. Donations and sponsorships towards the event benefit Friends of Harrison Recreation Center, a nonprofit formed in 2009 that works directly with DC Department of Parks and Recreation.