CELEBRATING ITS 21st YEAR!
THREE NIGHTS OF FEATURE
FILMS AND FAMILY FUN
21st ANNUAL COMCAST OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL
RETURNS TO STRATHMORE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017
Gates open at 7pm, activities begin at 7:30pm
Movies start at dusk
Admission is FREE!
Come spend a night under the stars Saturday through Monday, August 24-26, 2017 as the 21st Annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival brings the country’s original outdoor film festival back to Strathmore in Montgomery County. This FREE event showcases the recent hit and classic favorite feature movies celebrating the end of summer and benefitting NIH Children’s Charities.
The Festival, featuring the only nine-story high, 52-foot wide inflatable movie screen within 1,000 miles, offers an unrivaled outdoor movie experience with digital cinema projection.
The films are screened at dusk. Gates open at 7 p.m., Moviegoers are encouraged to bring blankets or low beach chairs. The Film Festival is located immediately adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station, on the Red Line located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Parking is available at the Metro station garage. Parking is free Saturday and Sunday, and is $5.10 on Monday. There is a pedestrian walkway on the fourth floor that connects to Strathmore. More information is available at www.filmfestnih.org.
Started in 1996, the Comcast Outdoor Film Festival was the first major outdoor screening event in the United States. The event began on the grounds of the NIH Charities and remained there until the events of 9/11 eliminated public access to the grounds of NIH. The Film Festival then moved to several other locations and in 2013 found a home on the MCPS Board of Education property. Now, thanks to Comcast and sponsors, the magic days of yesteryear are back as the Comcast Outdoor Film Festival returns to its original location on the grounds of Strathmore.
A portion of the proceeds from the Film Festival goes to benefit NIH Children’s Charities. The sponsored charities include: The Children’s Inn, a private residence for pediatric patients and their families at NIH; Special Love, which provides cancer families a network of support including retreats and outings known as Camp Fantastic; and Friends of the Patients at the NIH, which provides emergency financial assistance to help patients and their families.
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