Arlington, VA

Last year Rosslyn held an “I [Heart] the 80s” outdoor film festival. This spring and summer the weekly film fest is back with a fimiliar theme: “I [Heart] the 90s.”

An unsustainable trend, perhaps, but the decade genre promises to bring some great late 20th century movies to Rosslyn’s Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway), including Clueless, Wayne’s World, Airheads and Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead.

Some generation-defining classics conspicuously missing from the line-up include Reality Bites, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, PCU, Forrest Gump and Clerks (feel free to add your favorite — there are many to choose from — in the comments).

The movies will be screened at Gateway Park after sundown every Friday from April 30 to September 3, rain or shine. There will also be pre-show 90s-themed games and prizes.

Bring low chairs and picnic gear, organizers say, but leave the booze at home, per local law.

The full schedule, after the jump.

  • Clueless (1995) — April 30
  • Wayne’s World (1992) — May 7
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) — May 14
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990) — May 21
  • Happy Gilmore (1996) — May 27
  • Office Space (1999) — June 4
  • Cry-Baby (1990) — June 11
  • Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) — June 18
  • Bio-Dome (1996) — June 27
  • Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991) — July 2
  • Home Alone (1990) — July 9
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993) — July 16
  • Empire Records (1995) — July 23
  • Dumb and Dumber (1994) — July 30
  • Romeo + Juliet (1996) — Aug. 6
  • Airheads (1994) — Aug. 13
  • The Wedding Singer (1998) — Aug. 20
  • The Birdcage (1996) — Aug. 27
  • Billy Madison (1995) — Sept. 3

Photo from rosslynva.org.

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