Adams Morgan Movie Nights 2023

Voted as one of the best outdoor movie series in DC by readers of the Washington City Paper, Adams Morgan Movie Nights is a can’t-miss event! Thanks to continued community support, we are showing an extra movie this year over the course of 6 weeks! Adams Morgan Movie Nights will kick off on Tuesday, May 23 and continue with weekly screenings on Tuesday nights through June 27. Movies are free and are shown on the soccer field at Marie Reed School.

And, what better way to end your day in Adams Morgan than with a good laugh? This year’s movie line-up is comedy focused and sure to put a smile on your face. From recent releases to flicks that have stood the test of time, our team has created the ultimate lineup for your enjoyment.
This year’s lineup:
  • May 23: This is Spinal Tap (Opening Night)
  • May 30: Coming to America
  • June 6: The Birdcage (Pride Week)
  • June 13: Raising Arizona
  • June 20: Bridesmaids – People’s Choice Movie
  • 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.

Important notes:
  • Please note that the film will start 20 to 30 minutes after sunset — usually around 9pm — but guests are encouraged to arrive earlier to find a good spot to sit.
  • Pets and alcohol are not allowed on the field per DPR/DCPS rules. Service animals are allowed
  • All movies are presented with subtitles/closed captioning if available
Our outdoor film series continues the rich cultural history of the community – the classic theaters of Adams Morgan were once the place to go to see first-run Hollywood films. Movie Nights brings residents and visitors together, activating the Adams Morgan neighborhood. Adams Morgan Movie Nights attracts thousands of people for one of Washington’s favorite summer traditions: films under the stars.

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This year’s movies:

Brown Bag Movie Meals

Special deals just for movie-goers! Call to have your food ready to go!

Baja Tap:

  • “Single Package – 3 Tacos and a Soda for $15
  • Family Package – 8 Tacos, Guacamole & Chips, 4 Sodas – $59″

The Diner:

  • Savory Sweet Popcorn $4
  • Hot Dogs (Classic $5, Chili Cheese $7)

Duplex Diner:

  • $10 Movie Night Burgers (Comes with a Side of French Fries, Tater Tots or Side Salad)
  • (N/A Beverages Available for an Additional Cost)

Elfegne Ethiopian:

  • Kitfo Sandwich with soda $15
  • Tibs Beef $15
  • Veg 4 Sampler $13
  • Lentils Sambusa $3

Shibuya Eatery:

  • 20% off entire check when you use code: MOVIENIGHT for online pick up orders. Available two hours prior to movie time!

Soussi Restaurant:

  • Sandwiches: Kefta sliders $15, Merguez spicy lamb sandwich $15, Soussi burger $14, Spicy chicken Sandwich $13, Veggie burger $10, Mozarella Pomodoro $10, all served with fries
  • Salads: Soussi Salad $12, Caesar Supreme Chicken $12, Shrimp$14, Salmon $20), Mesclun salad $11
  • Apps: Hummus, Bruschetta
  • All served with soda choice

Tight Five Pub:

  • Burger fries and a drink for $14

Yerevan Cafe:

  • $12 Snack Pack – Includes 1 Yerevan Style Khatchapuri, 1 Dried Fruit Chips bag, and 1 Lemonade (choice of pear, pomegranate, or tarragon)

For a complete list of Adams Morgan dining options, be sure to check out our interactive map!