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Crystal City Outdoor Movies Highlight Romance

by Katie Pyzyk | May 29, 2012 at 3:45 pm | 4,150 views | 13 Comments

Love will be in the air for Crystal City’s outdoor movie nights, which start next week. This year’s series will feature romantic comedies.

Starting next Monday, June 4, the movies will be shown in the courtyard at 1850 S. Bell Street. They’ll run every Monday through August 27, starting at sundown.

Attendees are encouraged to make the event a date night by bringing a blanket and picnic gear. Short chairs are allowed, but courtesy for other visitors trying to see the movie is requested. Organizers are asking that moviegoers leave their pets at home.

As with Rosslyn’s free outdoor movies, these will be shown rain or shine, unless weather becomes too severe. Should there be a cancellation, information will be posted online, but organizers hope for a continuation of the good weather they’ve generally enjoyed during the event’s six year history.

“We’ve had great weather karma,” said Crystal City Business Improvement District President Angela Fox. “Even one year when we started getting a deluge, we were able to cover the equipment and show the movie after.”

The schedule is as follows:

  • Sex and the City — June 4
  • The Wedding Singer — June 11
  • Sweet Home Alabama — June 18
  • Hitch — June 25
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding — July 2
  • Sleepless in Seattle — July 9
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary — July 16
  • The Proposal — July 23
  • You’ve Got Mail — July 30
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days —  August 6
  • Pretty Woman — August 13
  • Love Actually — August 20
  • When Harry Met Sally — August 27

Disclosure: Crystal City BID is an ARLnow.com advertiser.

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  • WeiQiang

    Έχω τρεις όρχειςn

    – My Big Fat Greek Wedding

    • festival-goer

      Και οι τρεις δοκίμασαν μεγάλη!

      • WeiQiang

        effing brilliant!

        • drax

          A moderator’s nightmare though.

  • Michael

    What time are the movies at?

  • Aaron

    Should stalking or any other unhealthy relationship behavior occur as a result of the fictionalized courtships depicted in these romcoms, I wonder what portion of the blame ARLnow will be willing to accept?

    • WeiQiang

      Pretty Woman??? Who’s responsible for glorifying that Jezebel??

      Can’t we sub out ‘Pretty Woman’ for ‘The Nun’s Story’ with Audrey Hepburn?

  • Chris G.

    Bring your own beer and wine.

  • AJ

    ugh. a whole summer’s worth of chick flicks. too bad they couldn’t've been more creative, and thrown in something like The Sure Thing or Desk Set. or even Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

    • Michael H.

      I think they’re balancing out some of the more male-oriented themes of previous years, like James Bond movies, superheroes and Star Trek.

    • Michael H.

      But I agree that they could have mixed it up a bit. Maybe something like The Replacements, which is primarily a football movie but also a romance.

      • Arlingtonian Stuck in an Alexandrian Body

        Yeah. Top Gun anyone?

  • R. Griffon

    Nothing I’m particularly interested in, but at least it’s better than the long list of politically-themed bombs playing in Rosslyn all summer.

    Seriously – does every open air movie series need a cute theme? Why not just play a bunch of movies that you think people would like?

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