Summer has finally arrived and there’s no better place to be than the Nation’s Capital! Every year I count down the days until summer along with all of the activities it brings. One of the most popular summer happenings among the locals and visitors alike is Screen on the Green, a chance to watch classic films hosted by HBO and Comcast on a gigantic movie screen on the National Mall overlooking the United State Capitol Building.
This complimentary outdoor event goes a little something like this: Gather a few of your friends on Monday night and head to the Mall around 5 or 6 pm to get a good seat. Bring a blanket (no chairs) and a picnic basket for dinner and some dessert. Next, watch the sunset over the Capitol Building as you anxiously wait for the movie to begin. My favorite moments are gazing up at the stars while the movie is rolling and seeing all the happy faces surrounding me. This event makes for a fantastic summer evening and perfect way to enjoy this beautiful landmark, attracting over 15,000 people to each showing since 1999.
The schedule is out for this summer; take a look at the lineup:
July 21 – The Karate Kid (1984)
July 28 – Lover Come Back (1961)
August 4 – Key Largo (1948)
August 11 – A Soldier’s Story (1984)
The best way to get to the National Mall is by Metro. The closest stations are Archives/Navy Memorial, Smithsonian and L’Enfant Plaza. Public parking is very limited in this part of the city. On-street parking in Washington, DC is restricted during the evening rush hour.
Of course, if you are a guest at Capella Washington, D.C. you Personal Assistant can arrange both the picnic supplies and the ride. For more information contact your Personal Assistant at 202-617-2400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will be sure to share my visits to Screen On The Green on Twitter, but you can also follow the hashtag #SOTG2014 for updates.