Award-Winning Movie Nights Return in Adams Morgan

WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2023 — The Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) is thrilled to announce the return of the award-winning movie series: Adams Morgan Movie Nights! Enjoy free movies every Tuesday evening starting May 23 through June 27 at the Marie Reed Elementary School Soccer Field at 18th Street NW and California Street NW. Movies will kick-off just after sunset at approximately 9pm. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to get a prime spot on the field which boasts tiered, amphitheater-style seating. This year’s comedy-inspired lineup is one you won’t want to miss. Thanks to continued community support and a few notable accolades such as “Best Outdoor Movie Series” from Washington City Paper, we are showing an extra movie this year over a six-week period. A recent “People’s Choice” poll invited voters to choose their favorite movie and now, the results are in! Here is the official 2023 Adams Morgan Movie Nights screening schedule:

  • Tuesday, May 23: This is Spinal Tap
  • Tuesday, May 30: Coming to America
  • Tuesday, June 6: The Birdcage [Pride Week]
  • Tuesday, June 13: Raising Arizona
  • Tuesday, June 20: Bridesmaids [People’s Choice Movie]
  • Tuesday, June 27: Shrek [Family Night]

Thanks to Hotbed in Adams Morgan, attendees can enjoy comedy both on and off the big screen! Each Movie Night will kick off with a stand-up feature from a local comedian before the movie begins. Hotbed joined the Adams Morgan community in 2022 and is the new home of Underground Comedy, DC’s premier independent comedy production company. Best known for producing thousands of shows over seven years in the basement of The Big Hunt, Underground
Comedy now has its own dedicated space for the first time. Hotbed offers a mix of free and ticketed shows featuring the best comics in DC as well as rising comics from around the country. These critically acclaimed shows have been featured in The Washington Post and on Comedy Central.

Don’t forget to bring your own blanket and pick-up dinner from a neighborhood restaurant to enjoy during the film. Check out the Brown Bag Movie Meals for Movie Night discounts and specials. Want to dine in? Visit one of the dozens of Adams Morgan restaurants serving global eats, affordable bites, or Michelin-starred meals before the film starts!

Visit and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more details on Movie Nights and other upcoming neighborhood events. July 11 is being held as a rain date if one of the showings is canceled due to inclement weather. Please note that alcohol and pets are not permitted on the field.

About the Adams Morgan Partnership BID

The Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District is a nonprofit organization focused on enhancing the quality of life for businesses, commercial 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.


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