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Summer Movie Venues: Screen on the Green and Other Summer Outdoor Film Fests

Grab a blanket, a picnic and enjoy the show

Summer outdoor movie series abound in Washington, D.C. and just today the Screen on the Green 2012 picks were announced.

The four Screen on the Green films will be shown Monday, July 16 through Monday Aug. 6. Three of the films will appear on Mondays, though one will run on a Wednesday evening because of the National Mall rehabilitation.

Monday, July 16: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Wednesday, July 25: It Happened One Night *Note weekday change!*
Monday, July 30: From Here to Eternity
Monday, Aug. 6: Psycho

The films are shown on a 20-foot by 40-foot screen on the National Mall between 7th and 12th streets NW. Films are only cancelled if there is lightning. The annual event is hosted by Friends of Screen on the Green, in collaboration with festival sponsors HBO and Comcast.

Looking for something a little closer to home or offering a different genre of films? There are several programs running throughout the city and the nearby suburbs.

The Huffington Post D.C. compiled a long list of options in D.C., Md. and Va. You can check out their full list here, but these options are closest to home:

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival: Fridays, June 8 — Aug. 24. This year's theme is "Election Night" and features classic political dramas and comedies like "All the President's Men" and "Dave."

NoMa Summer Screen: Wednesdays, May 23 — Aug. 8. Could 2012 be the "End of the World"? If you watch too many of NoMa's themed films this year, you might think so. Look for films like "Wall-E," "Ghostbusters" and "Independence Day."

Capital Riverfront Outdoor Movies: Thursdays, May 24 — July 26. The area near the National's Ballpark offers a theme of "adventure" this year. Watch movies like "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "O Brother, Where Art Thou."

Bethesda Outdoor Movies - Stars on the Avenue: July 24 — July 28. For one week, each night you can catch a different film, including everything from "Vertigo" to "The Muppets."

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