Forget Screen on the Green. You don’t have to brave the National Mall to take in a movie outside this summer—these days, outdoor film screenings are so popular that every neighborhood has its own. (Hell, even NoMa, to which the term “neighborhood” barely applies, has several.)
D.C.’s parks and pop-ups might compete with Netflix for your summer entertainment queue, but the curation quality varies. Here’s a rundown of what each outdoor film series says about its neighborhood and the movies it should really be running instead.
There’s no outdoor film series planned for Bloomingdale, but can’t you just imagine a Wes Anderson festival projected along the wall of Big Bear Cafe? How has this not happened already?