June 2, 2014
/PRNewswire/ -- HBO and Comcast are proud to announce the return of a favorite Washington summertime tradition,
Screen on the Green
. Marking its 16
year, the festival will kick-off
with the 1984 classic
THE KARATE KID
The free outdoor event will continue with screenings each Monday evening at sunset through
. Each movie will be shown on a giant 20' by 40' outdoor screen on The National Mall between 7th and 12th Streets. The screenings are free and open to the public.
JULY 21-THE KARATE KID
) What kid?
was going on 23 when he starred as a bullied high-school student, recently transferred to southern
from New Jersey. Taken under the wing of an elderly handyman, Mr. Miyagi (
, Oscar nominated), he is taught discipline (by painting fences and waxing cars?) and self-defense through Karate. In the feel-good finale, the Jersey boy gets to kick some bully butt. A feeble 2010 remake starred
, but it was not renamed "The Kung-Fu Kid." (1984) 126 Min. PG Rated
-LOVER COME BACK
(Universal) After the phenomenal success of "Pillow Talk,"
and Rock Hudson (and best buddy
) were teamed up for another frothy romantic-comedy. Doris and Rock played competing Madison Avenue ad executives, willing to stoop as low as need be to score clients. Oscar-nominated for story/screenplay, this battle of the sexes features loads of innuendo and plenty of tension as to the keeping of Doris's virtue intact. In April,
celebrated the big 9-0. Congratulations. (1961) 107 Min. Not Rated
- KEY LARGO
wrote the play that inspired this claustrophobic suspense tale of a WWII vet forced into a confrontation with a ruthless gangster and his gang. It all plays out at a seedy
hotel during hurricane season.
(her last film with Bogey),
(an Oscar win) and Lionel Barrymore. The film, however, belongs to tough-guy
Edward G. Robinson
, as volatile gangster
, a villain for all seasons. (1948) 100 Min. Not Rated
AUG. 11-A SOLDIER'S STORY
) This tense murder-mystery is set on a
military base in the 1940's. An unpopular sergeant has turned up dead and a black army lawyer from up north leads the inquiry. Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, it was an Oscar nominee for Best Picture, Best Screenplay and for the performance of
Howard Rollins Jr.
star. Shot in
, then governor
provided soldiers from the state's National Guard as extras. (1984) 101 Min. PG Rated
Classic Animation provided courtesy of Warner Bros. Studios.