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This Week Watch Movies On The Library of Congress Lawn

By Lauren Piot

This Week Watch Movies On The Library of Congress Lawn

Bring lawn chairs, a blanket, and popcorn to the Library of Congress, it’s movie night!

For the fourth year, the annual Summer Movies on the Lawn film festival is back! Every Thursday evening from July 8 to August 5, a movie will be projected outside on the Library of Congress lawn, located right in front of the Jefferson Building, at 10 First Street, SE. A giant screen will be displayed so that everyone has a great view!

No tickets or reservations need to be acquired in advance, but there is a capacity limit, so first arrived are going to be first served. Attendees can start to gather on the lawn as of 6:30 p.m. Each group will be designated to a socially distanced pod that’s six feet from other groups. According to the Libray of Congress, vaccinated guests do not have the wear a mask during these events, but they recommend wearing a mask when socially distancing is impossible.

On view this year are iconic movies from the Library’s National Film Registry:


  • July 8: The Princess Bride
  • July 15: Shrek
  • July 22: Toy Story
  • July 29: The Sound of Music (audience sing-along)
  • Aug. 5: Jurassic Park

Don’t forget your movie snacks, a comfy chair, and maybe some bug spray, enjoy the movie under the stars!

[Featured image: @librarycongress / Instagram]

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