Sunset Cinema at the Wharf

Thu Jun 10, 2021 - Thu Sep 2, 2021- see all dates
Various times
Varies with film
Transit Pier at The Wharf

Head to the Wharf for movies on a 20-foot outdoor LED screen. Screenings are FREE courtesy of Pacifico-Live Life Anchors Up!

The series is free but you must pre-register. You can register for up to six in a group at one time.

Chairs are provided and capacity is limited. Registration is open on a rolling basis to help minimize no-shows, so check back often.

Dogs are allowed and food from any Wharf restaurant is allowed, but please, no outside beverages.


6/10 Aquaman (PG-13)
This screening is not free, but tickets are only $20 and include one Pacifico beer and a complimentary popcorn. All proceeds support the organization's mission to preserve our waterways.

6/17 Happy Gilmore (PG-13)
Time for the US Open and Father's Day. Bring Dad for a good laugh and enter for the chance to win a pair of passes to play at East Potomac Park.

6/24 Bohemian Rhapsody (PG-13)
Celebrating Pride with a spotlight on the mega talent that was Freddy Mercury.

7/1 Apollo 13 (PG)
Last year marked the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 13 voyage. Watch this epic moment in American history unfold as we head into Fourth of July weekend.

7/8 Goonies (PG)
Awesome Con returns to the Washington Convention Center August 20 - 22 with a celebrity lineup including Goonies star Sean Astin.

7/15 42 (PG-13)
It's All Star Week and time to pay tribute to both the late Chadwick Boseman and Jackie Robinson in this moving story of how one man helped break the color barrier in America's favorite pastime.

7/22 Girls Trip (R)
It's a special Girls Night Out at the movies with fun swag bags and more!

7/29 Best in Show  (PG-13)
Eugene Levy and crew deliver a hilarious spoof on the world of dog shows. Bring your dogs along for a special goody bag.

8/5 Jersey Boys (R)
The legendary Frankie Valli plays The Anthem just two days later. Celebrate the return of live music and sing along to all your favorites.

8/12 Ratatouille (G)
It's summer restaurant week in DC and The Wharf is serving up the always popular animated film about a rat with culinary ambitions.

8/19 Ford v Ferrari (PG-13)
Racing aficionados get ready, LeMans is back after a COVID hiatus. Get prepped with the incredible story of how Ford made their bid for glory.

8/26 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  (PG-13)
DC Public schools are back in person next week. Savor the end of summer with one of the best days of skipped school ever.

9/2 Office Space (R)
That's it folks - most offices are back in person. Prepare yourself for the office routine with a showing of the cult classic - complimentary red staplers included.

The Details & FAQs: Screenings take place on Transit Pier (970 Wharf Street SW) next to Cantina Bambina and across from the Anthem. Look for the event check in sign next to Cantina Bambina. Children under the age of three may sit on their parent’s lap.

(R) indicates R rated films - children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

You can purchase snacks and drinks (beer, wine, and Pepsi products) from the Cantina Bambina snack window. You may bring food from a Wharf restaurant into the movie - a list of retailers with good options is included in your confirmation email- but no outside beverages.

Tickets are non-transferrable between screenings. In the event of inclement weather that causes a cancelation, you'll be notified via email.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
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