HBO and Comcast are proud to announce the return of a favorite Washington summertime tradition, Screen on the Green. Marking its 15th year, the festival will kick-off July 22nd with the 1982 classic "E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL." The free outdoor event will continue with screenings each Monday evening at sunset through August 12th. Each movie will be shown on a giant 20' by 40' outdoor screen on The National Mall between 7th and 12th Streets. The screenings are free and open to the public.
Check out the schedule for the entire film festival below. Grab your friends, food and get ready for a summer of free movies on the green!
Where
The National Mall, between Between 7th and 12th Streets.
When
Mondays at sunset (around 8PM). Movies play on except in extreme weather, and there are NO rain days. For updates call 877-262-5866.
Nearest subway stops
The Smithsonian stop (blue/orange lines) is the closest.
What to bring
Blankets, snacks, beverages, umbrellas, bug spray, warm clothes. You can pack snacks and non-alcoholic drinks for a picnic vibe.
What not to bring
Weapons, drugs, alcohol and tall chairs are among the forbidden items.
Official Site
hbo.com/screenonthegreen
July
7/22E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
7/29Norma Rae
August
8/5Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
8/12Tootsie
'E.T. The Extra Terrestrial'

July 22
(Universal)
After his parent's divorce (according to Wikipedia), little Steven Spielberg invented an imaginary friend. Later in the director's life, that friend became E.T. Can the cute/ugly visitor from another planet ever find his way home? Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore are the earth kiddies bent on helping him. The sci-fi fantasy was a box-office bonanza topping "Star Wars" as the highest-grossing film of all time. That was an honor it maintained for 10 years, until Mr. Spielberg made "Jurassic Park." (1982) 115 Min. Panavision

'Norma Rae'July 29
(Fox)
Years before she was Mrs. Lincoln, Sally Field rocked the rafters as Norma Rae. The character was based on a real-life heroine, a lowly, minimum-wage textile worker who took on the bosses at her North Carolina factory. Ron Leibman plays the union organizer, a Yankee from New York, who inspires her. Beau Bridges is her good-ole-boy husband. The former Flying Nun and Gidget rocked the rafters again when she picked up her first Best Actress Oscar. (1979) 110 Min. Panavision
'Willy Wonka and
the Chocolate Factory'
August 5
(Warner Bros.)
Five lucky children who find the elusive Golden Tickets get to tour a mysterious candy factory in a psychedelic fantasyland. Roald Dahl wrote the screenplay based on his book, but reportedly disowned the film due to changes made later. Gene Wilder is the eccentric, none-too-sweet chocolatier Willy. Music (Oscar nominated) is by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse. In 2003, Entertainment Weekly listed "Wonka" #25 among the "Top 50 Cult Movies" of all time. (1971) 100 Min.
'Tootsie'August 12
(Sony/Columbia)
After countless rejections, a "difficult," New York-based actor resorts to extreme measures to get work. Auditioning for women's roles in a wig and heels, he/she finds soap opera success in a dress. Dustin Hoffman is a knockout (not in a pretty way) in the title role. He gets super support from Jessica Lange (an Oscar), Teri Garr (an Oscar nomination), Bill Murray and the director, Sydney Pollack, who plays a cynical agent. The A.F.I. puts "Tootsie" #2 on the list "Funniest Films of All Time," just behind "Some Like It Hot." (1982) 116 Min. Panavision