Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Atlas Summer Film Series: Thursdays and Saturday screnings all summer long

The Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St) Summer Film Series will be screening three different film series this summer which should have something for everyone from June 17-September 4, 2010.

Thursdays series will be Gay 101 – a series of films one must see to be a card-carrying Gay man. While most are not gay-themed all are embraced by the gay and lesbian community.

Saturdays will be Double Feature Days with the early show (5 pm) will be the 70’s Family Film Series featuring kid-friendly movies from the 1970s. From The Bad News Bears to The Wiz the series will please nostalgic parents and their kids.

Saturday evenings will be Cinema al Fresco featuring films either made or set in Italy starting at 8 pm. With beloved films like Cinema Paradiso and Roman Holiday, this “staycation” series will take audiences on a journey to Italy without having to pack a suitcase. Cafe concerts will be held in the lobby between shows and, for the grown ups, there will be tastings of Italian wines, chosen by Schneider's of Capitol Hill.

The films will be screened in the Sprenger Theatre, the Atlas’ largest black box space. Cabaret style seating will be available but audiences will be welcome to bring a lawn chair, a blanket or a stroller much like an outdoor movie festival. Beer, wine and snacks will be available or patrons are invited to bring a picnic instead.

Tickets will be $6 and will be available for purchase soon online, www.atlasarts.org or at the box office, 202.399.7993 ext 2.


70’s Family Series aka the Gen X Nostalgia Series (5pm Saturdays June 19-September 4)
June 19 The Muppet Movie
June 26 Pippi in the South Seas
July 3 1776
July 10 Charlotte’s Web
July 17 The Bad News Bears
July 24 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
July 31 Bugsy Malone
Aug 7 Snoopy Come Home
Aug 14 Tom Sawyer
Aug 21 The Call of the Wild
Aug 28 Black Stallion
Sep 4 The Wiz

Cinema al Fresco aka Staycation Series (8pm Saturdays June 19-Sept 4)

June 19 Cinema Paradiso
June 26 The Godfather II
July 3 La Dolce Vita
July 10 Everybody's Fine (Stanno Tutti Bene)
July 17 Seven Beauties
July 24 Only You
July 31 It Started in Naples
Aug 7 The Talented Mr. Ripley
Aug 14 Nine
Aug 21 Three Coins in the Fountain
Aug 28 Romeo and Juliet
Sept 4 Roman Holiday

Gay 101 (8pm Thursdays June 9-Sept 2)

June 9 A Star is Born (Benefit for One in Ten)
June 17 The Women
June 24 Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
July 1 Breakfast at Tiffanys
July 8 Auntie Mame
July 15 La Cage Aux Folles
July 22 Valley of the Dolls
July 29 Where the Boys Are
Aug 5 All About Eve
Aug 12 Suddenly, Last Summer
Aug 19 Cabaret
Aug 26 Mommie Dearest
Sept 2 Steel Magnolias

1 comment:

  1. Awesome. Seriously really good stuff.