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HBO Dance Video Competition

At each “Screen on the Green,” the feature presentation begins with the 1983 HBO “Starship” introduction – where, for years, attendees have taken to doing the “HBO Dance.” The HBO dance is a spontaneous explosion of frivolity and a serious opportunity to stretch your legs after sitting on the Mall eagerly waiting for the films to begin!

This year, Friends of SOTG is hosting the first ever HBO Dance Video Contest. We’re asking fans of Screen on the Green to submit videos of themselves, their friends and neighbors doing the HBO dance between Saturday, August 6, 2011 and Monday, August 29, 2011. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Most Washingtonian

Most Creative

Largest Group

Prizes include:
Dinner for Two at Poste Moderne Brasserie
Dinner for Two at Jaleo
5-Pack of Passes to the DC Short Film Festival
4 Washington Nationals Tickets

How to Submit Your Video

To submit the video, videos are to be submitted to FriendsofSOTG@gmail.com with the video attached (attachments must be under 5 MBs). Accepted file formats include: .mpg4, .flv, .avi, .wmv, .swf, .flv, .mov. The following information is required of each entry:

Name of Contact Person

Phone Number(s) of Contact Person

Designation for how participants would like their attribution to appear in the posted entry (e.g., “Mary Smith, Washington, DC”, “M. Smith, Washington, DC” or “Mary S., Washington, DC”)

Video Title

MP3 of HBO Starship Introduction from 1983

(Permission has been Granted by HBO for Fair Use in Your Submission)

The Fine Print & Terms and Conditions

Trivia Contest 2011

Every Wednesday, starting on July 20, we will open up our trivia contest – answer the questions correctly, and you could be a winner of some AWESOME prizes!

July 25 – “In the Heat of the Night” Trivia (CLOSED)
2 Cases of Honest Tea
DVDs of Seasons 1 and 2 of HBO’s “True Blood”
$50 Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe Gift Certificate
$25 Gift Certificate to Union Pub
2 Theater Posters from Past Productions at the Kennedy Center
4-Pack of Passes to the Newseum
4 Washington Nationals Tickets
7 Passes to the Opening Screening of “Final Destination 5″

August 1 – “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” Trivia (CLOSED)
2 Cases of Honest Tea
DVDs of Seasons 1 and 2 of HBO’s “Entourage”
$50 Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe Gift Certificate
$25 Gift Certificate to Union Pub
$50 Gift Certificate to Commissary
2 Theater Posters from Past Productions at the Kennedy Center
2 Tickets to “Parade” at Ford’s Theatre
4 Washington Nationals Tickets
7 Passes to the Opening Screening of “Final Destination 5″

August 8 – “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” Trivia (CLOSED)
2 Cases of Honest Tea
DVDs of Seasons 1 and 2 of HBO’s “Big Love”
$50 Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe Gift Certificate
$25 Gift Certificate to Union Pub
$50 Gift Certificate to Commissary
Stuffed “Newshound” from the Newseum
2 Theater Posters from Past Productions at the Kennedy Center
4 Washington Nationals Tickets
10 Passes to the Opening Screening of “Final Destination 5″

August 15 – “Cool Hand Luke” Trivia (CLICK HERE)
2 Cases of Honest Tea
DVDs of Seasons 1 and 2 of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
$50 Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe Gift Certificate
$25 Gift Certificate to Union Pub
2 Theater Posters from Past Productions at the Kennedy Center
5-Pack of Passes to the DC Short Film Festival
4 Washington Nationals Tickets
8 Passes to the Opening Screening of “Final Destination 5″

The films play at dusk on four consecutive Mondays on 35mm film projected on a 20-by-40-foot screen between 8th and 14th streets on the National Mall.


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