The Drive-In at Union Market - Union Market District
  • The Drive-In at Union Market


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    Time: 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Let’s roll down the windows, feel that summer breeze and turn up the radio because the 10th Annual Drive-In at Union Market is back. A DC “must-do,” the series of six movies launches May 13, and will continue on the second Friday of every month through October 14.

This is a cinephile and foodie match made in heaven with better than average concessions. Watch movies under the stars while munching and sipping on local, regional and international foods: Great Britain’s classics by AboveGround, Japanese comfort food + Ramen from UZU, creative cocktails from Suburbia and more Union Market favorites.

Alcohol purchased from Market vendors is permitted on Neal Place. Alcohol is not allowed in the parking lot. For those on foot, pack your chairs and blankets and set up shop in front of Union Market for great views and picnic-style entertainment. Tickets are not required to watch on Neal Place.

Movie audio will be transmitted through an FM transmitter on the radio and through speakers placed on Neal Place. As always, all movies are shown with open captioning. The movie plays rain or shine!

Each movie showing costs $20 per car. “Sold Out” means that all 170 parking spaces have been reserved. All sales are final, no refunds issued.


* Please note times below as they change with sunset

Friday, May 13 | SPACE JAM
In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.
Rated PG
7:30 pm parking lot opens, 8:35 pm parking lot closes, 8:40 MOVIE STARTS*

***Preceded by a short film by Black Girl Ventures, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the making of artist BMike’s mural at Union Market, “Entrepreneurship is a Boxing Match.”

Friday, June 10 | IN THE HEIGHTS
A film version of the Broadway musical in which Usnavi, a sympathetic New York bodega owner, saves every penny every day as he imagines and sings about a better life.
Rated PG-13
8:00 pm parking lot opens, 9:00 pm parking lot closes, 9:00 pm MOVIE STARTS

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.
Rated PG-13
8:00 pm parking lot opens, 9:00 pm parking lot closes, 9:00 pm MOVIE STARTS

Friday, August 12 | DIRTY DANCING
Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.
Rated PG-13
7:30 pm parking lot opens, 8:45 pm parking lot closes, 8:45 pm MOVIE STARTS

Friday, September 9 | ENCANTO
A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.
Rated PG
7:00 pm parking lot opens, 8:00 pm parking lot closes, 8:00 pm MOVIE STARTS

Friday, October 14 | BLACK PANTHER presented by The Mo
T’Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country’s past.
Rated PG-13
6:00 pm parking lot opens, 7:00 pm parking lot closes, 7:00 pm MOVIE STARTS