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Silver Screens Outdoor Film Festival Kicks Off Friday in Downtown Silver Spring

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Silver Screens Outdoor Film Festival Kicks Off Friday in Downtown Silver Spring

The American Film Institute of Silver Spring will host its second annual Silver Screens outdoor movie series beginning Friday, August 11


ROCKVILLE, Md., August 8—The American Film Institute of Silver Spring kicks off its second annual Silver Screens outdoor film festival this Friday, August 11, in Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring.

The free weekly screenings begin at 8 p.m., rain or shine. The festival ends September 1. Moviegoers are invited to bring their own seats.

“Thanks to the generosity of our own American Film Institute, Silver Screens is a great way for families to get together and enjoy some fun movies,” said Councilmember Tom Hucker, who helped launch the series last year.

This summer’s lineup:

  • Aug. 11: “Back to the Future Part II” (1989), starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Elisabeth Shue.
  • Aug. 18: “Lego the Batman Movie” (2017), an animated feature with the voices of Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis and Conan O'Brien.
  • Aug. 25: “Purple Rain” (1984). Yes, it’s been 33 years since this film starring Prince and its Oscar-winning score was released.
  • Sept. 1: “School of Rock” (2003), with the irrepressible Jack Black.
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