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Alexandria outdoor film festival this coming weekend

Summer cinema returns to Historic Old Town Alexandria with the 12th Annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival on Friday, July 18th and Saturday, July 19th at Waterfront Park, located at 1 A Prince St. on a four story high movie screen in full HD under the stars. All movies begin at approximately 8:30 pm (at dusk). Admission is free for the festival.

Friday, July 18: Despicable Me 2
Saturday, July 19: Hunger Games Catching Fire

There will be popcorn, homemade lemonade, and other food items available for sale. A portion of the proceeds earned will benefit a local non-profit. Guests may bring blankets or low beach chairs to sit on. Coolers and outside food items are welcome. In the event of rain, the evening’s film showing will be cancelled.

The City of Alexandria and Comcast cosponsor the Outdoor Film Festival. Call the Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592 for weather related cancellations.

Visitors to the historic district are encouraged bike, walk or take the Metrorail Yellow or Blue lines to the King Street Station and take King Street Trolley to the festival. The free King Street Trolley will operate between the waterfront and the King Street Metro until midnight.

Bicyclists may visit for the City’s Bikeways Map, which features the City’s best on-street and off-road bikeways, as well as locations of grouped bicycle parking.

For DASH schedule information, call 703.746.DASH or visit For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Maureen Sturgill with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.5418 (VA Relay 711) or e-mail

Source: City of Alexandria

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