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"Jurassic Park" Screening - Library of Congress Summer Movies on the Lawn

  • 10 First Street Southeast Washington, DC, 20543 United States (map)

Thursday, August 15
8:30pm (ET) - Film begins at sunset
*Event will end upon film completion

"Jurassic Park" (Universal Pictures, 1993) 126 min.

The concept of people somehow existing in the age of dinosaurs (or dinosaurs somehow existing in the age of people) has been explored in film and on television numerous times. No treatment, however, has ever been done with more skill, flair or popcorn-chomping excitement than this 1993 blockbuster. Set on a remote island where a man's toying with evolution has run amok, this Steven Spielberg classic ranks as the epitome of the summer blockbuster. "Jurassic Park" was the top public vote-getter when it was added to the National Film Registry last year.

Located between the Supreme Court and the Jefferson Building, 10 First St., SE (running the length of East Capitol Street between First and Second Streets, SE), the north lawn of the Jefferson Building provides a comfortable space for people to watch the feature films. Moviegoers are welcome to bring picnics.

Join us every Thursday starting Thursday, July 11 for awesome flicks from the National Film Registry.

The series is part of the Library's annual programming theme to explore America's changemakers. It kicks off with Walt Disney’s first live-action movie to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and ends with the first film in which computer-generated characters interacted with human actors on screen:

The Library of Congress and Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative will co-host the first “Summer Concerts on the Lawn” outdoor musical performance series. The performances will be presented in conjunction with the "LOC Summer Movies on the Lawn" — a six-film series which showcases iconic films from the Library’s National Film Registry — on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm from July 11 through Aug. 15 on the north lawn of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, across the street from the U.S. Capitol. The film screenings will follow the musical performances at sundown.

SUMMER CONCERTS ON THE LAWN

July 11: Brent Birckhead Quartet 
July 18: Elena & Los Fulanos
July 25: BYTES & BEATS: Shing02 and Fat Jon
August 1: ENTATY Music & Go-Go Dance Workshop with Lorenzo "GoLo" Evans
August 8: KanKouran West African Dance Company
August 15: Verny Varela Combo & Salsa Dancing 

Each film will feature a pre-screening concert co-presented by Washington Performing Arts. Details regarding the performances will be revealed throughout the duration of the series.

Please request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or ada@loc.gov.

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