Catch a family-friendly flick near the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Photo courtesy of The Memorial Foundation
Catch a family-friendly flick near the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Photo courtesy of The Memorial Foundation

Drive-in Movie Theaters near Washington, DC and Outdoor Movies in 2020

Drive-in movie theaters are usually the stuff of suburban summer nights, but one silver lining of social distancing is the advent of pop-up drive-in movies near Washington, DC this summer! From FREE outdoor movies on the National Mall to a pop-up drive-in at the McLean Metro lot, we've rounded up the top drive-in movie theaters and outdoor movie picks in DC and nearby in Virginia and Maryland.

Widescreen releases near DC in 2020 include Disney's live-action Mulan, set for July 27, the long-anticipated SpongeBob Movie, currently scheduled to pop on August 7, and The One and Only Ivan, based on the kids' book about a silverback gorilla who lives at the mall, on August 17.

Plus: RFK Stadium's schedule is now up and running, and more will definitely be popping up. Stay tuned to MommyPoppins for the latest!

Don't forget to bring masks for the bathroom and concession stands. These fun kids' face masks are just the ticket!


Union Market
1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
1964 Independence Ave SW Washington Mall
Washington, DC 20003

RFK Stadium Lot 5
2408 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

Capital One Center
1600 Capital One Drive
McLean, VA 22102

Columbia Pike Branch Library
2611 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204

The Boro Tysons
8400 Westpark Drive
McLean, VA 22101

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
1645 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182

Bengies Drive-in
3417 Eastern Blvd
Middle River, MD 21220

Family Drive-In
5890 Valley Pike
Stephens City, VA 22655
Social Studies: Maybe
President Lincoln's Cottage - 10:00 AM Pick
Harry Potter at Home
- various times Pick
A Hamilton Read-Along
- various times Pick
Live from La Brea Tar Pits
- various times Pick
The National Zoo is Open!
The National Zoo - 8:00 AM
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