WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 14, 2018 — Adams Morgan Movie Nights kick off tomorrow, May 15, a favorite neighborhood tradition that attracts filmgoers from around the region. New this year: special meals from local restaurants to take to the field, free cookies, and a new doggie-night-out service from Life of Riley for your furry friends.

On five Tuesday evenings from May 15 to June 12, grab a blanket, a friend, and eats from a neighborhood restaurant to watch films under the twinkling lights of the city. Movies are shown at dark at the Marie Reed Recreation Center at 18th and California Streets, NW.

This year’s lineup includes favorites for all ages, including the Dude (The Big Lebowski’s iconic character), Frozen Fever (from Pixar’s celebrated animated short films), and the little-known story of the female African American mathematicians at NASA during the space race (Hidden Figures). The screening of Jackie highlights the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, which took place on June 5, 1968.

The full line-up:

  • May 15: Pixar Shorts collection (Featuring a selection of Pixar’s short films ranging from some of their earliest, groundbreaking work to more contemporary shorts)

  • May 22: The Big Lebowski (1998)

  • May 29: Hairspray (2007)

  • June 5: Jackie (2016)

  • June 12: Hidden Figures (2016)

Bring your chairs, kids and neighbors for a fun evening out. The Marie Reed Elementary School PTA will be selling refreshments; proceeds benefit the PTA. Insomnia Cookies will give free cookies to the first 250 film-lovers each night. Several restaurants on the surrounding blocks will be offering special “Movie Meals” packaged to go that attendees can bring to the field; visit for details.

Dogs are not allowed on the field, so your furry friends can have their own movie night at Life of Riley while you’re across the street with the humans. For $25, dogs can have a play date with friends and watch a movie. Reservations are required — space is limited to 10 small dogs and 10 big dogs. To participate, each dog owner needs to complete a registration form, bring vaccination records, and bring their dog to Life of Riley for a temperament test. Reserve your spot at

Adams Morgan Movie Nights are sponsored by WETA and Mill Creek, and supported by Life of Riley, Insomnia Cookies, the Marie Reed Elementary School PTA, and neighborhood volunteers. To volunteer at the event, please contact Brian Barrie at

About the Adams Morgan Partnership BID

The Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District (AMPBID) is a nonprofit organization focused on enhancing the quality of life for businesses, property owners, residents, visitors, and employees in the District of Columbia’s most vibrant and eclectic neighborhood. The Partnership provides daily street cleaning, fun neighborhood events, and creative marketing and economic development initiatives. Adams Morgan is world-renowned for its fantastic restaurants and nightlife, colorful retail stores and historic, tree-lined residential streets. The American Planning Association named Adams Morgan one of the top 10 neighborhoods in America in 2014. For more on AMPBID, visit or follow us on Twitter @AdMoBID, Instagram@AdMoBID or Facebook at AdamsMorganBID.



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