Let’s roll down the windows, feel that summer breeze and turn up the radio because the 9th Annual Drive-In at Union Market is back. A DC “must-do,” the series of six movies will launch the first Friday of every month through October 1. We are skipping the dramas this year in favor of action, comedy and cult classics.
While enjoying films under the stars, enjoy dozens of local, regional and international foods: Egyptian favorites by Fava Pot, night market noodles from Som Tam, ice cream locally churned by The Creamery, tasty takeout burgers from Lucky Buns and more. 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. As always, all movies are shown with open captioning. Each movie showing costs $20 per car. “Sold Out” means that all 125 parking spaces have been reserved.
* Please note times below as they change with sunset
Friday, May 7 | INSIDE OUT
After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.
7:30 pm parking lot opens, 8:20 pm parking lot closes, 8:30 MOVIE STARTS
Tonight’s Drive-In is on! We go rain or shine. If we need to postpone the film for a major weather event, we will notify ticket holders here and via email no later than 2PM.
Friday, June 4 | THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.
7:30 pm parking lot opens, 8:35 pm parking lot closes, 8:45 pm MOVIE STARTS
Friday, July 2 | WONDER WOMAN 1984
Diana must contend with a work colleague and businessman, whose desire for extreme wealth sends the world down a path of destruction, after an ancient artifact that grants wishes goes missing.
8:00 pm parking lot opens, 8:50 pm parking lot closes, 9:00 pm MOVIE STARTS
Friday, August 6 | SISTER ACT
When a nightclub singer is forced to take refuge from the mob in a convent, she ends up turning the convent choir into a soulful chorus complete with a Motown repertoire, until the sudden celebrity of the choir jeopardizes her identity.
7:45 pm parking lot opens, 8:35 pm parking lot closes, 8:45 pm MOVIE STARTS
Friday, September 3 | CRAZY RICH ASIANS
This contemporary romantic comedy based on a global bestseller follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.
7:00 pm parking lot opens, 7:50 pm parking lot closes, 8:00 pm MOVIE STARTS
Friday, October 1 | CRUELLA
A live-action feature film following the evil exploits of Cruella de Vil, the villain from the Disney film, “101 Dalmatians’.
6:15 pm parking lot opens, 7:10 pm parking lot closes, 7:15 pm MOVIE STARTS