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Rosslyn Film Fest Theme: Summer School

by ARLnow.com March 18, 2013 at 10:00 am 18 Comments

Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival (file photo)Rosslyn’s annual outdoor film festival starts in two months. This year’s theme: “Summer School.”

The movies will run on Friday nights from May 17 to August 30, in Rosslyn’s Gateway Park (1300 Lee Highway). This summer’s festival features 16 well-known high school movies, starting with the 1985 classic The Breakfast Club.

This year’s scheduled is as follows.

  • May 17: The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • May 24: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  • May 31: Clueless (1995)
  • June 7: Risky Business (1983)
  • June 14: Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)
  • June 21: Easy A (2010)
  • June 28: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
  • July 5: Bring It On (2000)
  • July 12: Pretty in Pink (1986)
  • July 19: She’s All That (1999)
  • July 26: Fame (1980)
  • August 2: Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
  • August 9: Sixteen Candles (1984)
  • August 16: High School Musical 3 (2006)
  • August 23: American Graffiti (1973)
  • August 30: Grease (1978)

While most movie-goers walk or take Metro, parking is available in the nearby Atlantic Parking Garage, next to the Continental on N. Moore Street, for $3.

The theme of last year’s Rosslyn film fest was “Election Night.”

  • Arlington Chris

    Really looking forward to this!

    Especially on a snowy day like today…

    • novasteve

      Tends to stop snowing by May 17th anyways.

  • Arlington Cat

    I took my kids a few years ago to see Top Gun. There was a guy passed out on the lawn next to us, and there wasw some pin head walking around in Naval dress whites hitting on women.

    • OX4

      Sounds like the Navy guy’s ego was writing checks his body couldn’t cash.

    • awesomepossum

      How dare someone try to find love.

    • moiraeve1

      Reminds me of P Street Beach, back in the day!

  • Fedworker

    What about Summer School w/ Mark Harmon??

    • awesomepossum

      My thoughts exactly. Dean Cameron for the win. Horrible movie with horrible actors, but come on, it’s called Summer School.

  • Jojo Beans

    Considering the theme, how could they not include the 80s movie Summer School ?

  • novasteve

    I’m barely old enough to remember drive in movies. I figure the advantage of that was you could fool around with a girl. But what is the function of this? Wouldn’t you rather see a film in the nice AC of a theater? It could rain, it’s going to be hot, screaming kids..

    • awesomepossum

      Romance is lost on you.

    • Sheesh

      I guess you don’t like picnics either? Or understand why anyone would run anywhere but on a treadmill? It’s something different. You’re always complaining that everything is more of the same.

    • snarl

      as i remember the fifties and drive-ins, seeing the film was not the primary objective

    • Ballstonian

      Drive-ins and outdoor movies are an American tradition. Indoor movies are more European, like . . . Prague, or something.

      • drax

        You are awarded one FREDTERP.

  • bobbytiger

    Is it true that “Clueless” stars Arlington’s own County Board?

  • Food Truckie

    This should be shut down; it is an unfair competitive advantage against brick-and-mortar theaters.

    • drax

      You are awarded 1/4th FREDTERP.


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