Saturday, May 15, 2010

New This Summer: the U Street Movie Series

I hope everyone is outside enjoying an absolutely splendid Saturday afternoon--it's hard to believe weather can get much nicer, which is certainly great news for local businesses and the 14th and U farmer's market.

And while we're on the subject of nice weather, this seems like a good time to share news of an exciting, new event in the U Street area this summer: the U Street Movie Series. Once a month this summer, starting in June, movies will be screened for free at the Harrison Recreation Center Field on V Street between 13th and 14th. As an added touch, complimentary popcorn will be provided to the first 100 attendees each night.

The Movie Series is a project by the Friends of Harrison Recreation Center, and is supported by numerous community groups, including the U Street Neighborhood Association, Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association, ANC1B and the Mid-City Business Association.

The first movie--Michael Jackson's "This Is It"--will be shown on Tuesday, June 8. The rest of the season's schedule, included below, all features a music theme, in keeping with U Street's legacy as a center for music in DC.

Donations and sponsorships, all of which will benefit the Friends of Harrison, are encouraged. Additional information can be found at

U Street Movie Series 2010 Schedule:

June 8: Michael Jackson’s This Is It (rain date June 15)
July 13: Buena Vista Social Club (rain date July 20)
August 10: The Soloist (rain date Aug 17)
September 14: Duke Ellington’s Washington and Soul Power (rain date Sept 21)

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