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Screen on the Green (Washington, DC)

Screen on the Green was an annual summertime outdoor movie festival in Washington, DC hosted by HBO and Comcast . The free outdoor screenings were usually held on Monday nights (approximately 8:30 pm)

The movies were usually screened on a screen-size portable screen on the National Mall between 7th and 12th Streets, Northwest . [1] Organizers canceled in the Green in 2016 when HBO and Comcast ended their sponsorship of the event, stating that they needed their resources for other projects. [2]

2015 Movies

Screen on the Green showed the following films in 2015: [3]

  • July 20 (Monday) – North by Northwest (1959)
  • July 27 (Monday) – The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
  • August 3 (Monday) – Desk Set (1957)
  • August 10 (Monday) – Back To The Future (1985)

2014 Movies

Screen on the Green showed the following films in 2014: [4]

  • July 21 (Monday) – The Karate Kid (1984)
  • July 28 (Monday) – The Lover Come Back (1961 film) (1961)
  • August 4 (Monday) – Key Largo (movie) (1948)
  • August 11 (Monday) – A Soldier’s Story (1984)

2013 Movies

Screen on the Green showed the following films in 2013: [5]

  • July 22 (Monday) – ET the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  • July 29 (Monday) – Norma Rae (1979)
  • August 5 (Monday) – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • August 12 (Monday) – Tootsie (1982)

2012 Movies

Screen on the Green showed the following films in 2012: [1] [6]

  • July 16 (Monday) – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • July 25 (Wednesday) – It Happened One Night
  • July 30 (Monday) – From Here to Eternity
  • August 6 (Monday) – Psycho

2011 Movies

Screen on the Green showed the following films in 2011: [7]

  • July 25 – In the Heat of the Night
  • August 1 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • August 8 – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • August 15 – Cool Hand Luke

2010 Movies

Screen on the Green showed the following films in 2010: [8]

  • July 12 – Goldfinger
  • July 19 – The Goodbye Girl
  • July 26 – 12 Angry Men
  • August 2 – Bonnie and Clyde

2009 Movies

On May 12, 2009, HBO announced it was sponsoring its Screening of the Green, [9] and the future of the popular movie industry.

Almost immediately, a Facebook fan group appeared, rallying a grassroots effort to save “Screen on the Green”. Led by Jesse B Rauch, President and Founder of “Friends of Screen on the Green,” over 2,500 Facebook users subscribed to the group. A massive e-mail campaign was launched to find new sponsors, and on June 10, 2009, Comcast and the Trust for the National Mall announced they would join forces with Time Warner’s HBO to bring back Screen on the Green to the National Mall in the summer of 2009. [10] [11]

Screen on the Green showed the following films in 2009: [12]

  • July 20 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • July 27 – Dog Day Afternoon
  • August 3 – On the Waterfront
  • August 10 – Rebel Without a Cause

2008 Movies

Screen on the Green showed the following films in 2008: [13]

  • July 14 – Dr. No
  • July 21 – The Candidate
  • July 28 – Arsenic and Old Lace
  • August 4 – The Apartment
  • August 11 – Superman

2007 Movies

Screen on the Green showed the following films in 2007: [14]

  • July 16 – Annie Hall
  • July 23 – The Thing from Another World
  • July 30 – Wait Until Dark
  • August 6 – All the King’s Men
  • August 13 – Casablanca

2006 Movies

Screen on the Green showed the following films in 2006: [15]

  • July 17 – The Day Stood Still
  • July 24 – The Band Wagon
  • July 31 – Bullitt
  • August 7 – To Have and Have Not
  • August 14 – Rocky

2005 Movies

Screen on the Green showed the following films in 2005: [16]

  • July 18 – The Way We Were
  • July 25 – The Treasure of Sierra Madre
  • August 1 – Suspicion
  • August 8 – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
  • August 15 – The Big Sleep

External links

  • Official website for Screening the Green Film Festival in DC
  • Official Facebook Group

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:b Baldinger, Alex (2012-06-11). “Screen on the Green returns to the National Mall for 2012” . GoingOutGuide . The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2012-06-11 . Retrieved 2012-06-11 .
  2. Jump up^ Barnes, Sophia (2016-05-10). “Screen on the Green Is Canceled – For Now, Anyway” . NBC 4 Washington . NBCUniversal Media, LLC. Archived from the original on 2016-05-11 . Retrieved 2016-10-12 .
  3. Jump up^ Cooper, Rachel (2015). “Screen on the Green 2015 in Washington DC: Free Outdoor Movies at the National Mall” . About.com . Archived from the original on 2015-06-10 . Retrieved 2016-03-29 .
  4. Jump up^ Cooper, Rachel (2014). “Screen on the Green 2014 in Washington DC: Free Outdoor Movies at the National Mall” . About.com . Archived from the original on 2014-08-08 . Retrieved 2016-03-30 .
  5. Jump up^ Cooper, Rachel (2013). “Screen on the Green 2013 in Washington DC: Free Outdoor Movies at the National Mall” . About.com . Archived from the original on 2014-02-23 . Retrieved 2014-02-23 .
  6. Jump up^ Cooper, Rachel (2012). “Screen on the Green 2012 in Washington DC: Free Outdoor Movies at the National Mall” . About.com . Archived from the original on 2005-09-19 . Retrieved 2016-03-30 .
  7. Jump up^ Cooper, Rachel (2011). “Screen on the Green 2011 in Washington DC: Free Outdoor Movies at the National Mall” . About.com , a part of The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07 . Retrieved 2012-06-11 .
  8. Jump up^ Cooper, Rachel. “Screen on the Green 2010 in Washington DC: Free Outdoor Movies at the National Mall” . About.com , a part of The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on 2010-08-06 . Retrieved 2012-06-12 .
  9. Jump up^ “Associated Press” HBO to End Screen on Green Movie Series in DC “, 12 May 2009” .
  10. Jump up^ Zak, Dan (June 11, 2009). “Screen on the Green, the Outdoor Cinema Series on the Mall, Will Return July 20” . The Washington Post . Retrieved May 23, 2010 .
  11. Jump up^ Plumb, Tierney (June 10, 2009). “Screen on the Green shows will go on”. Washington Business Journal . American City Business Journals, Inc. . Retrieved August 2, 2010 .
  12. Jump up^ Cooper, Rachel. “Screen on the Green 2009 in Washington DC: Free Outdoor Movies at the National Mall” . About.com , a part of The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on 2009-07-24 . Retrieved 2012-06-12 .
  13. Jump up^ Cooper, Rachel. “Screen on the Green 2008 in Washington DC: Free Outdoor Movies at the National Mall” . About.com , a part of The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on 2009-01-12 . Retrieved 2012-06-12 .
  14. Jump up^ Cooper, Rachel. “Washington DC Presents Screen on the Green 2007: Free Outdoor Movies at the National Mall” . About.com , a part of The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on 2007-08-29 . Retrieved 2012-06-12 .
  15. Jump up^ Cooper, Rachel. “Washington DC Presents Screen on the Green 2006: Free Outdoor Movies at the National Mall” . About.com , a part of The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on 2006-07-16 . Retrieved 2012-06-12 .
  16. Jump up^ Cooper, Rachel. “Washington DC Presents Screen on the Green 2005: Free Outdoor Movies at the National Mall” . About.com , a part of The New York Times Company. Archived from the original on 2006-02-09 . Retrieved 2012-06-12 .

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