by Tim Regan June 6, 2016 at 1:40 pm 0

Photo via U Street movie seriesA Pixar film, a Tim Burton flick and a documentary on Shaw’s most famous checkers club will screen on U Street this summer.

The U Street Movie Series returns to the Harrison Recreation Center (1330 V Street NW) on July 20, organizers announced earlier this afternoon.

Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs on film nights.

Check out the full film schedule below:

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by Tim Regan September 9, 2015 at 3:45 pm 0

U-Street-Movie-SeriesThe U Street Movie Series will conclude this year’s summer film schedule with screenings of two musicals.

Attendees can sing along loudly with “Frozen” this Saturday at 7:15 p.m., or hum quietly to “The Wiz” next Wednesday at dusk.

The film series, which takes place at the Harrison Recreation Center (1330 V Street NW), is free and residents can bring along food and drinks.

Pets and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Photo courtesy of U Street Movie Series

by Tim Regan August 19, 2015 at 10:25 am 0

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Residents can watch a beloved Bollywood film for free on U Street tonight.

The U Street Movie Series will screen “Monsoon Wedding” at the Harrison Recreation Center (1330 V Street NW) tonight at 7 p.m. The film starts promptly at dusk.

The film series is free and residents can bring along food and drinks. The next film in the series, The Wiz, will take place on Sept. 16.

Photo courtesy of U Street Movie Series

by Daniel Levitt July 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm 0

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The U Street Movies Series will pay homage to D.C.’s pot law by screening two beloved stoner films tonight.

Attendees can view the original “Reefer Madness” and “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” tonight at 8:20 p.m. at the Harrison Recreation Center (1330 V Street NW) in honor of Initiative 71, which legalized in February the possession and cultivation of marijuana in D.C.

Reefer Madness, which lasts just over an hour, starts at sundown. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure begins shortly after.

The film series is free and residents can bring food and drinks. Bringing along pets, alcohol or pot is prohibited.

The next film in the series will be Monsoon Wedding, which plays on Aug. 19. Check out the full schedule on the U Street Movie Series Facebook page.

Photo via Facebook.com/ustreetmovieseries

by Borderstan.com June 18, 2013 at 11:00 am 1 Comment

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

Star Wars Uncut will be playing at the Harrison Recreation Center (between 13th and 14th Streets on V Street NW) to kick off the U Street Movie Series. Harrison field is under renovations right now but the field is open for the movie series. The gates open at 7 pm, and a DJ will play until sundown when the movie starts.

Three years ago, a group of Star Wars fans decided to remake Star Wars: A New Hope out of fan-generated scenes. Now, the Star Wars Uncut project has come to fruition.  The Director’s Cut, a two-hour+ YouTube video created entirely by crowdsourcing. It will play at the U Street Movie Series Kick off Wednesday evening, June 19.

When fans were encouraged by organizer and fan Casey Pugh to recreate the Star Wars movie in 15-second segments, they were given free reign to do whatever they wanted. Out of the thousands of wildly creative scenes, video editor Aaron Valdez and sound designer and mixer Bryan Pugh picked the best of the bunch, putting together this whimsical Director’s Cut, a rip-roaring re-creation of the George Lucas film.

Upcoming Movies

  • July 17 – The Nine Lives of Marion Barry
  • August 21 – Summer Wars (anime)
  • September 18 – The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan

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by Borderstan.com September 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm 1,136 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. (Courtesy U Street Movie Series).

The U Street Movie Series will show its final film of the summer-long season on Wednesday, September 26, at Harrison Recreation Center field (1330 V Street NW). The movie for the evening will be The Pelican Brief, staring Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington and featuring scenes from DC’s very own, Ben’s Chili Bowl.

Neighborhood favorites such as Marvin, The Gibson, Patty Boom Boom and Blackbyrd will provide DJ music starting at 7 pm, and the film will start at sundown. Be sure to pack a picnic for snacks, a blanket to sit on and a sweater to keep warm — the new fall weather could make for a chilly evening!

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.

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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 June 26, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,113 0

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U Street Movie Series is at Harrison Recreation Center Field on the 1300 block of  V Street NW. (Brian Liu).

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

After having to cancel last month’s movie due to rain, the U Street Movie Series is back for its third year with the first movie of the season happening this Wednesday, June 27.

This Wednesday, join the U Street and the Meridian Hill Neighborhood Associations at the Harrison Recreation Center field (the 1300 block of V Street NW) from 7 pm until 10 pm for “DC Cab.” An early Mr. T movie, “DC Cab” profiles an over-the-hill hippie who manages a run-down cab company and its oddball drivers — an aspiring pimp, a Rastafarian and a driver with no license.

The movie starts at sundown, but attendees are encouraged to come early, grab a spot and a bite to eat and listen to music spun by a local DJ from Marvin’s.

Admission to the event is free, but donations and sponsorships are accepted. All proceeds from 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 Center through investments, design changes and programming.

Can’t make it this Wednesday? Upcoming movies in the series include, “Protocol” on July 25th, “The American President” on August 22nd and “The Pelican Brief” on September 26th.

For more information visit the U Street Movie Series website or the Facebook page.

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by Borderstan.com February 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm 0

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News from Dupont, Logan, U Street neighborhoods.

By Michelle Lancaster. You can follow her and let her know your news on Twitter @MichLancaster. Email her at michellel[AT]borderstan.com.

Pitchers and catchers have already reported to spring training in Florida and Arizona, it’s been above 60 degree two days in a row… if you are still convinced it’s not quite springtime yet, the announcement of Little League sign-ups should convince you.

Banneker City Little League is open to boys and girls, aged 4 to 12, who live in Ward 1. Games take place at Banneker Recreation Center (Georgia Avenue and Howard Place NW) and at Harrison Recreation Center (13th and V Streets NW).

For more info, check out the Banneker City Little League site to register. There’s something for everyone, ranging from T-ball; to AAA division ball (where players learn to throw three pitches, tricks about bat speed and base-running skills); to softball.

Harrison Field is also the home of the U Street Movie Series, “Harrison Field Under the Stars.” The monthly showings run from May through October.

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by Borderstan.com September 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm 0

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Harrison Field is on the 1300 block of V Street NW. (Courtesy U Street Movie Series)

From the organizers: “Unfortunately due to the weather and the wet field conditions, tonight’s U Street Movie Series screening of Bag It has been cancelled. There is also a 50% rain in the forecast for our scheduled rain date of Thursday, so we will be cancelling the screening of the film altogether. Join us on 10/22 at 12 pm INDOORS (no chance of rainout!) for the screening of Waiting for Superman and community panel on education policy at Shaw at Garnet-Patterson Middle School. More details to follow soon, and thanks for your understanding of the cancellation of the movie screening.”

 

The U Street Movie Series has its next-to-last film of the season on Tuesday, September 20. On the heels of the successful DC plastic bag tax, the evening will feature Bag It, an award-winning documentary about the effects of plastics on our waterways, oceans and human bodies. Big Birding Day, a short glimpse into the world of competitive birdwatching, where three friends attempt to see as many species as possible in 24 hours, will precede the film.

Free reusable bags will be distributed by Clean Currents to the first 75 attendees, and prior to the films Clean Currents will speak about wind power for the home. Also preceding the films, Emily Rice, an environmental protection specialist with the District Department of the Environment, will speak about the effectiveness of DC’s “Bag Tax” and introduce the films. Reusable snack-sized “Lunchskins” bags will be sold as a fundraiser to benefit Friends of Harrison Recreation Center .

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 will 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 will be at sundown, exact time will vary. Local food truck vendors will be on site serving food.

The final movie of the season is indoors on Saturday, October 22. The feature is Waiting for Superman, followed by community forum on education policy. Location is indoors at Shaw Garnet-Patterson Jr. High. 2001 10th Street NW from noon to 3 pm.; hosted by the U Street Neighborhood Association Education Committee

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

by Borderstan.com August 21, 2011 at 9:31 pm 0

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.

by Borderstan.com July 25, 2011 at 10:20 am 1,080 0

Friends of Harrison Recreation Center, the U Street Neighborhood Association, and the Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association continue a second season of films on Tuesday, July 26 with historical documentaries about treasured entertainment venues in the U Street area.

The evening will feature 930 F Street, about the history of the 9:30 Club, including interviews with several musicians, staff, and fans that frequented the club. The film will be preceded by Howard Theatre: A Century in Song, a television documentary detailing the history of the famed theatre at 7th and T Streets that launched the careers of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye, and is currently undergoing renovations.

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 August, 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.

by Borderstan.com June 27, 2011 at 9:11 am 0

Tuesday is the June date for the U Street Movie Series at Harrison Field. The short is The Poodle Trainer and the feature is Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. 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. Attendees are encouraged to come early, starting at 7 pm, to picnic in the park and listen to music spun by local DJs.

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 2, 2011 at 6:30 am 0

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News from Dupont-Logan-U Street (mostly).

From Matty Rhoades

Ever Wonder About the Wonder Bread Building?

If you’ve walked by the vacant former Wonder Bread factory building at 641 S Street NW in Shaw, you’d have to wonder, “When will that get renovated and resold… as condos or something?” Greater Greater Washington gives you the history of the building as well as a look at the DC Preservation League, which recently held its 40th Anniversary gala at the site.

More on the Verizon Building Project

14th & You has more details on the recently announced PN Hoffman project for the Verizon building at the northwest corner of 14th and R Streets NW: “The biggest piece of news is that PN Hoffman acquired only the smaller south building for their project, not the larger building to the north.” Give it a read for all the details.

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