DowntownDC Summer Flicks – CAN I KICK IT? 2023

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DowntownDC Summer Flicks – CAN I KICK IT? 2023

An outdoor movie series with live score and more, presented by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) and Shaolin Jazz.

By DowntownDC Business Improvement District

When and where

Date and time

June 1 · 7:30pm - July 13 · 11pm EDT


Franklin Park 1332 I Street Northwest Washington, DC 20005

About this event

The DowntownDC Summer Flicks – CAN I KICK IT? movie series is back for its sixth season at Franklin Park! This free event series begins June 1 and will run every Thursday evening through July 13. Join us for action-packed films, live DJs, and more.

Seating starts at 7:30 p.m., when guests can enjoy music by an impressive lineup of special guest DJs. All movies are mixed with a LIVE music soundtrack of Hip Hop & Soul by Shaolin Jazz's own DJ 2-Tone Jones.

Movies start at sunset. Attendees can expect free swag items while supplies last, fun movie trivia with prizes, and so much more! Moviegoers can also enjoy 20% off from Pow Pow using code "canikickit" for online and in store orders (ordering ahead is strongly encouraged).

DowntownDC Summer Flicks – 2023 CAN I KICK IT? Movie Schedule

*Family nights when guests can enjoy additional child-focused activities.

June 1 – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (PG-13)

Guest DJ: DJ Biggs

June 8 – Mission: Impossible (PG-13)

Guest DJ: Donwill

June 15 – The Goonies (PG)*

Guest DJ: Bo

June 22 – The Hunger Games (PG-13)

Guest DJ: Miss H.E.R.

June 29 – Everything Everywhere All At Once (R)

Guest DJ: DJ B-Sharp

July 6 – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (PG-13)*

Guest DJ: DJ Oso Fresh

July 13 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (PG-13)

Gest DJ: P.U.D.G.E

English subtitles provided for all screenings. R-rated movies may contain violence, grisly images, language, some nudity, and sexuality.

Attendees can check out nearby restaurants such as Pow Pow (1250 I St NW; 9:00 p.m.), Arepa Zone (1121 14th Street; open until 9:00 p.m.), Bozelli’s (1025 Vermont Avenue; 9:00 p.m.), Grill Kabob (1400 K Street; 11:00 p.m.), (Chipotle (1010 Vermont Avenue; 10:00 p.m.), Domino’s Pizza (1300 L Street; midnight), Five Guys (1400 I Street; 10:00 p.m.), Jimmy John’s (1101 14th Street; 9:00 p.m.), Joe & the Juice (1500 K Street; 8:00 p.m.), Peach Cobbler Factory (1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 11th Street side; 10:00 p.m.), Potbelly (1050 K Street; 7:00 p.m.), Sakina Halal Grill (1108 K Street; 9:00 pm.), and Subway (1444 I Street; 7:00 p.m.; 1015 15th Street; 9:00 p.m.).

Things to consider and recommendations:

  • The DowntownDC Summer Flicks – CAN I KICK IT? movie series is intended for all ages.
  • Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets.
  • If you require special accommodations, please contact Remi Wallace at 72 hours before the scheduled event.
  • Alcohol, smoking, and vaping are NOT permitted in Franklin Park.
  • Bike riding within Franklin Park is not permitted. Please walk your bicycle while you are within the park's boundaries.

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About the organizer

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For more information about the BID, visit,

1275 K Street NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC
(202) 638-3232