2013 Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2013
Friends of Screen on the Green Announce 2013 Line Up
Free outdoor movie festival returns to the National Mall for 15th Year
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – Friends of Screen on the Green, along with HBO and Comcast, are proud to announce Screen on the Green’s summer line up. This year’s film festival kicks off on Monday, July 22 with a showing of the 1982 classic sci-fi movie “E.T.”
The free outdoor event will continue with screenings on Monday evenings at sunset through August 12 with movies shown on a giant 20’ by 40’ screen between 7th and 12th Streets on the National Mall.
“This year’s lineup is one of the best we’ve ever seen – it is a true celebration of modern American cinema,” said Jesse B Rauch, President and founder of Friends of Screen on the Green. “We are extremely grateful HBO, Comcast, and the entire DC community for their continued enthusiasm and support, and look forward to being able to enjoy these classic films for many years to come.”
The lineup for Screen on the Green 2013 is:
- July 22 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
- July 29 – Norma Rae
- August 5 – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
- August 12 – Tootsie
Working with HBO and Comcast, “Friends of Screen on the Green” is devoted to promoting and preserving Screen on the Green and other outdoor movie festivals in the Washington, DC Metro area.
Screen on the Green is a remarkable free summer movie series that provides a tribute to classic films. Each screening attracts approximately 15,000 Washingtonians and tourists, making this one of the largest community events in the District of Columbia.
To learn more about how you can get involved with Friends of Screen on the Green please visit our website, www.friendsofscreenonthegreen.org or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/savescreenonthegreen. We’re also on Twitter, @SOTGinDC – follow us and be sure to use this year’s hashtag #SOTG2013 when tweeting about the event.
About Friends of Screen on the Green:
Friends of Screen on the Green, is an organization determined to support “Screen on the Green” and ensure this family-friendly, community event remains a part of the District of Columbia’s summer landscape.
Keri Kae Almstead, Communications Director
Friends of Screen on the Green