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Library of Congress Kicks Off Annual ‘Summer Movies on the Lawn’

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The Library of Congress is preparing to host the fourth edition of its annual outdoor film festival known as “LOC Summer Movies on the Lawn” beginning on July 8.

The series of movies that will be screened include The Princess Bride, Shrek, Toy Story, The Sound of Music and Jurassic Park selected from the Library’s National Film Registry.

The free screenings will take place every Thursday evening at sundown between July 8 and August 5 on the north lawn of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, located across the street from the US Capitol.

Lawn will be available for guests starting 6:30 pm each evening.

You don’t need tickets to attend the event, but keep in mind that capacity is limited.

Seating locations assigned to each group will be at least six feet apart from other groups. Attendees are recommended to wear face coverings when they are unable to maintain social distance, even though those vaccinated are not required to wear masks.

“Located between the Supreme Court and the Jefferson Building at 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 magnificent space for people to watch films in the shadows of the U.S. Capitol Building,” the Library says in a statement.

The schedule of the event series is as follows:

July 8: The Princess Bride (2016 National Film Registry)
July 15: Shrek (2020 National Film Registry)
July 22: Toy Story (2005 National Film Registry)
July 29: The Sound of Music *Audience Singalong* (2001 National Film Registry)
Aug. 5: Jurassic Park (2018 National Film Registry)

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