by Tim Regan October 14, 2015 at 4:45 pm 0

(Updated at 4:10 p.m. Thursday) Minions ran amok with Ward 6 D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen at the Kennedy Recreation Center (1401 7th St. NW) in Shaw last night.

The center screened the film “Despicable Me” outdoors starting at 6:30 p.m. in partnership with the Friends of Kennedy Recreation Center and Allen’s office. Residents brought chairs and blankets to sit on while they watch the film.

Popcorn was provided for free and the Dolci Gelati truck was on site to sell gelato. A portion of those sales went toward funding new programs for children and seniors at the recreation center.

Photo via Google Street View

by Sean Meehan August 31, 2015 at 12:45 pm 0

Film screening at Dupont CircleAn upcoming screening of “A League of Their Own” scheduled by Dupont Festival for next Thursday may produce the biggest turnout the film series has ever seen.

More than 5,500 people have RSVPed on Facebook for the screening in Dupont Circle at 8:30 p.m.

“When we first posted it, it was by far the quickest and largest response we’ve gotten for a movie,” said Aaron DeNu, Dupont Festival’s principal organizer. “There appears to be quite a huge fan club for the movie.”

The showing was originally slated for June but had to be rescheduled because of rain. Luckily for the upcoming screening, rain isn’t yet in the long-term forecast.

DeNu encourages attendees to bring baseball mitts and play catch before the film starts.

Image via Facebook / DupontFestival

by Jared Holt July 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm 0

City Blossoms Dig the Soil

Shaw residents can grab a blanket and pedal over to a community garden for a free outdoor film tonight.

Organizers at the Marion Street Intergenerational Garden (1521 Marion St. NW) are inviting residents to sample fresh harvested food from the garden and learn about bike repair, starting at 7:15 p.m.

Volunteers from The Bike House will lead a “Fix-a-Flat” tire repair workshop at the garden before the film starts at 8:30 p.m.

The garden’s organizers from City Blossoms are showing the animated film, “The Triplets of Bellville.”

Image via Facebook.com/CityBlossoms

by Borderstan.com June 24, 2013 at 11:00 am 0

What? You haven’t seen an outdoor movie yet this summer? Come out Tuesday, June 25, to Stead Park (1625 P Street NW) at 8:30 pm for the 1991 version of Father of the Bride with Steve Martin.

Screen on the Green at Stead Park. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Bring your blanket to the movies at Stead Park. (Luis Gomez Photos)

One of East Dupont’s best kept secrets is Stead’s huge acre of green space. If you haven’t been before, bring a blanket and enjoy a nice evening outside in the neighborhood — free of charge (and free popcorn).

Stead Park turns 60 this year and has a rich history in our neighborhood. Recently, Friends of Stead Park has been working with the community and the DC government to transform the underused acre playing field to include:

  • A running track along the perimeter
  • Trees and benches (no shade/seating currently)
  • A stage for concerts/shows/films
  • A kids splash park for hot days
  • A smooth, even turf (currently very bumpy and patchy)
  • Enough space to continue hosting two kickball games at a time and volleyball and other leagues.

The Friends were successful in securing the funding to start renovations this year and are looking for a few more thoughtful community members to help guide the transformation of the park into an even greater community resource.

Here’s how you can help:

The film event is sponsored by Lindsay Reishman Real Estate and Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets.

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by Borderstan.com August 21, 2012 at 8:00 am 0

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Harrison Field on movie night at 1330 V Street NW. (Courtesy U Street Movie Series)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

On Wednesday, August 22, witness a DC fairytale that rivals Josh and Donna’s love affair on The West Wing.

Back for its third night of the summer, the U Street Movie Series will feature The American President at Harrison Recreation Center (on V Street between 13th and 14th Streets, NW). The Rob Reiner film profiles a widowed president (played by Michael Douglas) who falls in love with a lobbyist (Annette Bening).

Prior to The American President, folks from the U Street Movie Series will also show a short documentary about a local DC boxing champion, called Into the Lime LiteThe documentary is produced, filmed and edited by the George Washington University Documentary Institute and focuses on Midtown Youth Academy — a 14th Street boxing youth center. The film also features local music from Brendan Canty of Fugazi.

Neighborhood favorites Marvin, The Gibson, Patty Boom Boom and Blackbyrd will be on-hand for the evening and will provide DJ music starting at 7 pm. Food trucks will also be at the field for hungry movie-goers who did not have time to pack a picnic. All movies in the U Street Movie Series are shown outdoors in a family-friendly environment and are free and open to the public. (However, four-legged family members must stay at home.)

Donations and sponsorships are accepted, and proceeds benefit Friends of Harrison Recreation Center (part of the U Street Neighborhood Association). For more information on the event, visit the website or the Facebook page.

 Can’t make it this week? The final movie of the season (The Pelican Brief) will be on September 26. Stay tuned for more information!

by Borderstan.com July 25, 2012 at 8:00 am 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com

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The U Street Movie Series at Harrison Recreation Center field. (Luis Gomez Photos).

The U Street Movie Series shows its second film of the summer on July 25 at Harrison Recreation Center field (1330 V Street NW).

This month’s movie is is the 1984 hit, Protocol, starring Goldie Hawn. Screening begins at sundown (around 8:15 pm), but don’t wait until then to arrive!

Neighborhood favorites such as Marvin, The Gibson, Patty Boom Boom and Blackbyrd will provide DJ music starting at 7 pm and food trucks will be on hand for hungry movie-goers who did not have time to pack a picnic.

All movies in the U Street Movie Series are shown outdoors in a family-friendly environment and are free and open to the public. (However, four-legged family members must stay at home.)

Donations and sponsorships are accepted, and proceeds benefit Friends of Harrison Recreation Center (part of the U Street Neighborhood Association). For more information on the event, visit the website or the Facebook page.

Can’t make it this week? Mark the next two movie nights on your calendar!

  • August 22, 2012 – “The American President”
  • September 26, 2012 – “The Pelican Brief”

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by Borderstan.com July 24, 2012 at 8:00 am 0

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Watch the classic musical, “Mary Poppins,” outside at Stead Park tonight. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com

UPDATE: Tonight’s movie at Stead Park has been canceled due to severe thunderstorms expected to come through DC and the surrounding area this evening.

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Break your summer routine with a free outdoor movie in the neighborhood tonight! On Tuesday, July 24, Lindsay Reishman Real Estate will screen the 1964 musical, Mary Poppins, at Stead Park (1625 P Street NW).

Bring a friend, a blanket and your singing voice for this family musical classic. The film starts at 8:30 pm. The forecast for tomorrow looks promising, but just in case, be sure to check the Reishman Real Estate blog for rain cancellations and event updates.

The next movie at Stead Park will be E.T. — it is scheduled for August 28.

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by Borderstan.com May 24, 2011 at 6:35 am 0

The U Street Movie Series is back with a second season, which gets underway on May 24 with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Gates open at 7 pm at the field of the Harrison Recreation Center on the 1300 block of V Street NW.

Admission is free, and all films, with the exception of October’s Waiting for Superman, will be shown outdoors at the field at Harrison Recreation Center on the 1300 block of V Street NW. Attendees are encouraged to come early, starting at 7 pm, to picnic in the park and listen to music spun by local DJs. Free popcorn will be provided to the first 100 attendees beginning at 7 pm by Ventnor Sports Cafe.

All shows will begin at sundown, so the exact times will vary. Several local food truck vendors will be on site serving food. On the June and August “family” nights, children can play in a moonbounce from 7 to 8:30 pm before the films.

Donations and sponsorships towards the event are accepted online and benefit Friends of Harrison Recreation Center, a nonprofit formed in 2009 that works directly with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation. The movie series is organized by Friends of Harrison Recreation Center, the U Street Neighborhood Association and the Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association. (See Summertime: U Street Movie Series Starts May 24.)

by Borderstan.com May 5, 2011 at 6:00 am 1,365 0

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The second summer of six movies at the Harrison Recreation Center field gets underway on May 24. Gates open at 7 pm and showtimes are at sundown. (Photo credit: Brian Liu, Toolbox DC)

The U Street Movie Series is back with a second season, which gets underway on May 24 with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Gates open at 7 pm at the field of the Harrison Recreation Center on the 1300 block of V Street NW — the same time for each film. 

A total of six films will be shown, one each month, May through October (the final movie will be indoors). Movies are held on Tuesday night with a rain date of the following Thursday. Full schedule is below the fold.

The movie series is organized by Friends of Harrison Recreation Center, the U Street Neighborhood Association and the Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association.

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