August 23 Update: “Sorry folks, due to the DC Government and DPR closures, tonight’s U Street Movie Series – Harrison Field Under the Stars is cancelled. Stay tuned for the reschedule date.” – Movie Series Facebook Page
Friends of Harrison Recreation Center, the U Street Neighborhood Association, and the Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association continue a second season of films on Tuesday, August 23. The evening will feature National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, a 2007 adventure film set in DC. The film will be preceded by City of Cranes, a 14-minute documentary that takes viewers hundreds of feet in the air to view the world through the eyes of crane drivers.
Admission is free and films will be shown at the field at Harrison Recreation Center on V Street between 13th and 14th Streets, NW. Gates open at 7 pm. Attendees are encouraged to come early starting at 7 pm to picnic in the park, listen to music spun by local DJs. Please note that park regulations do not permit pets on the field. Free popcorn will be provided to the first 100 attendees beginning at 7 pm. Showtime is sundown but exact time will vary. Local food truck vendors will be on site serving food.
There will also be movies in September and October. Donations and sponsorships towards the event benefit Friends of Harrison Recreation Center, a nonprofit formed in 2009 that works directly with the Department of Parks and Recreation to improve the recreation center through capital improvements design changes and enhance management and programming of the park, 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.