After months of doubt and a grass-roots campaign to save the outdoor movie festival, Screen on the Green will officially return this summer, the Washington Post reports. The status of the festival has been in doubt for the last year due to funding issues. Screen on the Green is back this summer as the result of a sponsorship deal between HBO and Comcast.
Films will screen Mondays at dusk between July 12 and August 2. Goldfinger will run on July 12, The Goodbye Girl on July 19, 12 Angry Men on July 26, and Bonnie and Clyde on August 2.
Screen on the Green is one of a number of outdoor film festivals in the area. Others include the Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival, Fridays until September 3; NoMa Summer Screen, Wednesdays until July 28; Capitol Riverfront Summer Outdoor Movies, Thursdays from June 3 to August 5; Bethesda Outdoor Movies, nightly between July 27-31; the U Street Movie Series, June 8, July 13, August 10, and September 14; Crystal Screen: Star Trek, Mondays from June 7 to August 16; and National Harbor’s Movies on the Potomac, Sundays until September 26.