Movie Night at President Lincoln's Cottage

Movie Night at President Lincoln's Cottage

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President Lincoln's Cottage

140 Rock Creek Church Road Northwest

Washington, DC 20011

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Join us on the lawn for family-friendly movies at President Lincoln's Cottage!

About this event

This fall, join us for free film screenings on the lawn of Lincoln's summer residence. Among other things, the Lincoln family came to the Cottage to relax and enjoy each other's company, and we invite you to do the same. Bring a picnic (or popcorn) and sit back!

All screenings begin at 7PM. Register to reserve your space!

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Rating: PG

Runtime: 1h 42min

About: In Disney and Pixar’s ONWARD, two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad and embark on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley’s epic van Guinevere. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles, and unimaginable discoveries. But when the boys’ fearless mom Laurel realizes that her sons are missing, she teams up with a part-lion, part-bat, part-scorpion, former warrior – aka The Manticore – and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed.

**Doors open at 7PM for this event. Please note we are expecting a slightly later sunset in September. Screening will start as soon as we can all see the movie.


Rating: PG

Runtime: 1h 45min

About: After the members of a team of scientists (Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray) lose their cushy positions at a university in New York City, they decide to become "ghostbusters" to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural for money. They stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, a doorway that will release evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters must now save New York from complete destruction. A spooky classic comedy!

NOVEMBER 4 - ???

AUDIENCE CHOICE! For November's showing, we're letting you decide which you'd rather see - Pixar's INSIDE OUT, or BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE. Voting opens September 1 - cast your ballot online on our website, or in-person at President Lincoln's Cottage or Lulabelle's Sweet Shop in Petworth. Information about both films is below:


Rating: PG

Runtime: 1h 35min

About: Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, but her world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley's emotions -- led by Joy (Amy Poehler) -- try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings Sadness (Phyllis Smith) to the forefront. When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley's mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust.


Rating: PG

Runtime: 1h 30 min

About: Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are high school buddies starting a band. However, they are about to fail their history class, which means Ted would be sent to military school. They receive help from Rufus (George Carlin), a traveler from a future where their band is the foundation for a perfect society. With the use of Rufus' time machine, Bill and Ted travel to various points in history, returning with important figures to help them complete their final history presentation. PS -- A certain president makes a surprise appearance!

Safety & General Information

Movie Night screenings are FREE unless otherwise noted, and are open to the public. Event program and schedule subject to change.


Visitors three years and older are required to wear face masks while indoors. Film screenings will take place outside on the grounds of President Lincoln's Cottage. When possible staff and visitors will maintain 6-feet of social distancing to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure.

Armed Forces Retirement Home

President Lincoln’s Cottage is on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. Security for the Armed Forces Retirement Home requires visitors to show valid identification at the security gate in order to enter the property.  Please be prepared to show your ID.

Exploring beyond the boundaries of President Lincoln's Cottage is not permitted and results in trespassing on federal property.

Pets are not allowed on the grounds.


Please note that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Choosing to visit President Lincoln’s Cottage, you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure. By completing this transaction, you agree to wear a mask at all times while indoors and on request of staff or volunteers, maintain social distancing, and observe all posted guidelines. More information and details about our safety guidelines are available on our website.

All events are considered public events for the purpose of photography and video.


Contact President Lincoln’s Cottage with any questions at 202-829-0436 or