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!

Chillin' on Church
Historic Church St - 6:30 PM Pick
Movies in the Park
Virginia Highlands Park - 6:00 PM Pick
By the Seashore
Leonadus K. Plenty Amphitheater at Lee District Park - various times Pick
Fair Oaks Mall Carnival
Fair Oaks Mall - 8:45 AM
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM
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