HBO and Comcast are proud to announce the return of a favorite Washington summertime tradition, Screen on the Green. Marking its 16th year, the festival will kick-off July 21st with the 1984 classic "THE KARATE KID." The free outdoor event will continue with screenings each Monday evening at sunset through August 11th. 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.
The National Mall, between 7th and 12th Streets.
Mondays at sunset (around 8PM). Movies play on except in extreme weather, and there are NO rain days. For updates call
Nearest subway stops
The Smithsonian stop
(blue/orange lines)
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
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Karate Kid
Come Back
Key Largo A Soldier's Story

The Karate Kid


What kid? Ralph Macchio was going on 23
when he starred as a bullied high-school student, recently transferred to southern California from New Jersey. Taken under the wing of an elderly handyman, Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita, Oscar nominated), he is taught discipline (by painting fences and waxing cars?) and self-defense through Karate. In the feel-good finale, the Jersey boy gets to kick some bully butt. A feeble 2010 remake starred Jackie Chan, but it was not renamed "The Kung-Fu Kid."
(1984) 126 Min. PG Rated

Lover Come Back


After the phenomenal success of "Pillow Talk," Doris Day and Rock Hudson (and best buddy Tony Randall) were teamed up for another frothy romantic-comedy. Doris and Rock played competing Madison Avenue ad executives,
willing to stoop as low as need be to score clients. Oscar-nominated for story/screenplay, this battle of the sexes features loads of innuendo and plenty of tension as to the keeping of Doris's virtue intact. In April, Miss Day celebrated the big 9-0. Congratulations. (1961) 107 Min. Not Rated

Key Largo


Maxwell Anderson wrote the play that inspired this claustrophobic suspense tale of a WWII vet forced into a confrontation with a ruthless gangster and his gang. It all plays out at a seedy Florida hotel during hurricane season. John Huston directed Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall (her last film with Bogey), Claire Trevor (an Oscar win) and Lionel Barrymore. The film, however, belongs
to tough-guy Edward G. Robinson, as volatile gangster Johnny Rocco, a villain for all seasons.
(1948) 100 Min. Not Rated

A Soldier's Story


This tense murder-mystery is set on a Louisiana military base in the 1940's. An unpopular sergeant has turned up dead and a black army lawyer from up north leads the inquiry. Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, it was an Oscar nominee for Best Picture, Best Screenplay and for the performance of Adolph Caesar. Howard Rollins Jr. and Denzel Washington star. Shot in Arkansas, then governor Bill Clinton provided soldiers from the state's National Guard as extras.
(1984) 101 Min. PG Rated