The Comcast Outdoor Film Festival is a not-to-be-missed stop on the perfect east coast road trip. The annual film festival has two great locations in the surrounding D.C. area. If you’re in the mood to experience the vintage 50s, jump in the car and check out the drive-in theater in Rockville, Maryland from August 15-17. If you’re without a car and still want to take advantage of this fun event, then hop on the Metro and head to the Waterfront Park in Alexandria, Virginia from July 18-19 where a picnic blanket is all you need to enjoy an outdoor film. The Comcast Outdoor Film Festival feature films include the family-friendly Despicable Me 2 (PG) and The Lego Movie (PG), the award-winning Gravity (PG-13), and the action-packed Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13). Regardless of which festival location or film you choose, this event is a unique way for you to take in a movie under the stars in the company of your friends and family.
Best of all, admission to the Comcast Outdoor Film Festival is free(!) and a portion of concession sales will benefit two great charities, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Alexandria, VA and the National Institute of Health Children’s Charities. Whether you’re in the mood for a cone from Ben & Jerry’s or a slice from Domino’s Pizza, knowing that your indulgence in movie-time treats will benefit charity should surely sweeten the evening. In addition to tasty treats, families can enjoy music and games while waiting for the featured film to start.
After losing yourself in a summer flick on the 65’ outdoor screen at either of the Comcast Outdoor Film Festival’s locations, make your way to Capitol Hill Hotel in D.C. With a central location, spacious guest rooms, and in-room kitchens, the hotel offers guests the chance to explore Washington D.C. by day and unwind in a luxurious room by night. So pack your bags and hit the road; an unforgettable summer road trip awaits!