The third annual NoMa Summer Screen is back tonight, offering moviegoers the chance to see old favorites in the ambient setting of the great outdoors. The theme of this year’s offerings is The Future Is Now, so expect to see films with sci-fi or supernatural elements: Tonight’s movie is Spaceballs, and future selections include Back to the Future, E.T., and The Fifth Element. The lineup is diverse enough so that even fantasy-phobes will find something to their liking—Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Groundhog Day are also on the list.
Movies aren’t the event’s only draw. If packing a picnic basket is too much trouble, there’s eats from competitive barbeque team-cum-caterers Smokin’ Somethin’, as well as quintessential summer fare like hot dogs and Italian ice. Local DJ collective Fatback again provides the tunes. The event’s rain or shine, so if tonight’s forecast doesn’t keep you away, you’ll still probably want to wear something waterproof.
NoMa Summer Screen takes place every Wednesday through July 28 at the grassy lot at L Street NE between 2nd and 3rd Streets, one block from the New York Avenue Metro station. 7:00-11:00 p.m. Free.