Movies on the Lawn @ The Library of Congress

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You’re invited to enjoy a series of outdoor movies this summer at one of our nation’s most iconic locations — on the lawn of the Library of Congress!

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Showcasing iconic movies from the Library’s National Film Registry, five titles will be presented on Thursday evenings at sundown. No tickets are required for these outdoor film screenings, but capacity will be limited.

The 2023 schedule includes:

July 13, 2023: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Join the Library of Congress for a scrumdiddlyumptious evening as they screen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), starring Gene Wilder and Peter Ostrum. Before the film, enjoy a pre-recorded performance from the Mingus Dynasty Quintet at 7 pm.

July 20, 2023: Shrek
Join the Library of Congress for an evening of ogres and fairytales as they screen Shrek (2001), featuring the voices of Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and Mike Myers. Before the film, enjoy a live performance from the musical group Nein Daiko at 7 pm.

July 27, 2023: Groundhog Day
Relive the same day with the Library of Congress over and over again as they screen the Harold Ramis classic Groundhog Day (1993), starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. Before the film, enjoy a pre-recorded performance from the group Banda Magda at 7 pm.

Aug 3, 2023: Mary Poppins
Summer Movies on the Lawn presents a special screening of Mary Poppins (1964). Join Julissa Cruz from Latin Vintage and DJ Hercules for a live bachata class at 7 pm.

Aug 10, 2023: Jaws
Summer Movies on the Lawn presents a special screening of Jaws (1975). Recorded music from Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Aymé Nuviola’s concert will be presented at 7 pm.


Library of Congress North Lawn • Wash, DC (Map)

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