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Free Outdoor Movies

All summer long, come to The Wharf for free movies on Transit Pier presented by Pacifico onThursday evenings starting at 7:00pm. With action movies, rom-coms, blockbusters, and classics, there is something for everyone.

Grab a snack and a Pacifico Beer and enjoy the show.

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Sunset Cinema 2023 Lineup

On Thursdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day, come to Transit Pier at The Wharf to enjoy the following free outdoor movies.

June 1: Mamma Mia!
June 8: Ford v Ferrari - CANCELED
June 15: The Goonies
June 22: Jungle Cruise - CANCELED
June 29: Top Gun: Maverick - POSTPONED TO 6/30
July 6: Forrest Gump
July 20: Bend It Like Beckham
July 27: Where the Crawdads Sing
August 3: A Dog's Purpose
August 10: The Sandlot
August 17: Ratatouille
August 24: School of Rock
August 31: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


Event Details

  • Movies take place at Transit Pier at The Wharf (970 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC 20024). Learn more about different ways to Get to The Wharf.
  • Movies begin at 7:30pm.
  • Limited adirondack chairs are available on a first-come first-served basis starting at 7:00pm. You may bring a blanket or folding chairs to this event.
  • This event is family-friendly—all ages are welcome. Dogs on a leash are welcome. You must be 21+ to consume alcohol.
  • Waterside bar Cantina Bambina serves up cold Pacifico and mixed drinks throughout the movies. Outside drinks are not allowed.
  • You may bring in food from any Wharf restaurant. Whether you're craving a Cuban sandwich, a hot and sweet pizza, or chips and guac, our Wharf restaurants have something special for everyone.
  • In the event of inclement weather, event status updates will be posted on the Sunset Cinema event page on The Wharf Facebook page.

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