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13th Annual Outdoor Film Festival Returns to Old Town

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The City of Alexandria will host the 13th Annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 at Waterfront Park, 1A 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.

This year’s film schedule is as follows:

Friday, July 17 – How to Train Your Dragon 2
Saturday, July 18 – X-Men: Days of Future Past

Popcorn, homemade lemonade, and other food items will be available for sale. A portion of the proceeds earned will benefit the local Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington.

Participants may bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on, and coolers and outside food items are welcome. No grilling allowed.


In the event of rain, the evening’s film showing will be cancelled. 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. For DASH schedule information, call 703.746.DASH or visit For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit

The Outdoor Film Festival is cosponsored by the City of Alexandria and Comcast.

Here are the trailers:

How to Train Your Dragon 2

X Men: Days of Future Past

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