City Paper is not for tourists
Heads up to new Washington residents and summer interns: you got here just in time for DC’s coolest and free-est event: five consecutive Mondays of outdoor movies on the National Mall. Everyone who’s anyone will be there.
Tonight’s Screen on the Green flick: Dr. No, a Bond movie that involves fire-breathing dragons and a woman named Honey Ryder, who is always referred to as “the beautiful Honey Ryder.”
A few SOTG tips from a veteran:
1)The movie starts at sundown but you want to get there a good two hours early to stake out a good spot big enough for all your homies and lay out a good picnic spread. (Note: the screen is set up at 4th Street NW, facing the monument, so plan your spot accordingly.)
2)Your back will hurt if you don’t have a chair but everyone behind you will hate you if you do have a chair. I recommend the Crazy Creek padded seats that don’t have legs, although after two hours in one you’ll probably lose all circulation in your legs.
3)Oh and about that picnic: nobody cares if you bring alcohol.
Enjoy! And even if you miss tonight, I expect to see each and every one of you out there for Superman on August 11!