Moonlit Movies: Flashback Fridays
Presented by City of Greenbelt's Recreation Department and Old Greenbelt Theatre
Moonlit Movies are back! Outdoor movies have been a tradition in Greenbelt since 2014, and this spring they return as a safe, fun way to get back to the movies!
“Moonlit Movies: Flashback Fridays” feature nostalgic favorites on Braden Field, behind the Youth Center. This is a partnership of the City of Greenbelt and Old Greenbelt Theatre.
Per current County guidelines, attendance is capped at 50 people, so you must reserve your spot in advance. Tickets for each movie will go on sale ten days prior (Tuesday at 5pm) to the event. Each spot will be a 10-foot circle with a maximum of 5 people per circle. All circles will be 10 feet apart.
Registration per circle is $25 - that’s just $5 per person! To pre-order concessions from the movie theater, follow the link above. Contactless pick-up at the movie theater will be available before each showing.
Once you've purchased your circle and concessions, you may attend the movie. Recreation and OGT staff will be at the entrance—behind home plate—to direct you to a circle. Masks are required at all times unless you are eating or drinking within your circle. Chairs are allowed, the lower the better—circles will be spaced to give everyone the best view possible. Select lights in the outfield will remain on so that guests can safely navigate. Bathroom access will be provided.
The showtimes are timed with sunset, so they will shift as we move later in the year. In the event of rain, movies will run at the same time on Saturdays.
(1h 47min PG) 2011 Gore Verbinski, director
One Night Only Apr 168:15PM - PURCHASE CIRCLE
Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff.
(1h 24min G) 1991 Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, director
One Night Only Apr 238:15 TICKETS ON SALE 4/13 at 5PM
A prince cursed to spend his days as a hideous monster sets out to regain his humanity by earning a young woman's love.
(1h 40min G) 1971 Mel Stuart, director
One Night Only Apr 308:30PM TICKETS ON SALE 4/20 at 5PM
A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.
(2h 12min PG-13) 2001 Brian Helgeland, director
One Night Only May 78:30PM TICKETS ON SALE 4/27 at 5PM
After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.
(1h 51min PG-13) 1996 Jonathan Frakes, director
One Night Only May 148:45PM TICKETS ON SALE 5/4 at 5PM
The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.
(1h 43mi PG-13) 1986 John Hughes, director
One Night Only May 218:45PM TICKETS ON SALE 5/11 at 5PM
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.
(2h 13min PG-13) 2011 Bennett Miller, director
One Night Only May 289:00PM TICKETS ON SALE 5/18 at 5PM
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
(126 minutes PG-13) 1993 Steven Spielberg, director
In Steven Spielberg's massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park's mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt. Held outdoors at Braden Field. This event is ticketed. Click title of film for details on how to attend.
(93 minutes PG; Common Sense Media Rating: Ages 13+) 1988 Tim Burton, director
After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose "help" quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia. Held outdoors at Braden Field. This event is ticketed. Click title of film for details on how to attend.
(98 minutes PG; Common Sense Media Rating: Ages 8+) 1987 Rob Reiner, director
Robin Wright and Cary Elwes star in this fairytale adventure about a beautiful princess and the gallant hero who rescues her from an evil villain. Directed by Rob Reiner, it's an enchanting classic the whole family will love! Held outdoors at Braden Field. This event is ticketed. Click title of film for details on how to attend.
(101 minutes PG; Common Sense Media Rating: Ages 8+) 1986 Jim Henson, director
Fifteen-year-old Sarah resents her baby brother Toby and secretly wishes that he will just disappear. Her wish comes true when goblins kidnap the boy. Feeling responsible and guilty about his abduction, she sets forth to retrieve him, and finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime. To rescue her brother, she must sneak into the castle of the Goblin King, which is in the center of a fantastical labyrinth. But, the task is easier said than done, for the maze is filled with strange creatures and mind-bending puzzles, and nothing is really as it seems. Held outdoors at Braden Field. This event is ticketed. Click title of film for details on how to attend.
(102 minutes PG; Common Sense Media Rating: Ages 12+) 1985 Walter Hill, director
After losing his position as a minor-league pitcher, Montgomery Brewster (Richard Pryor) learns his great-uncle has left him $300 million. To inherit it, Brewster must spend $30 million in 30 days under a complicated set of rules that forbid him from donating too much to charity or retaining any new assets when the period is up. Unable to share details about the will's odd conditions with anyone, Brewster sets out to spend his money under the stern eye of paralegal Angela Drake (Lonette McKee). Held outdoors at Braden Field. This event is ticketed. Click title of film for details on how to attend.
(110 minutes PG; Common Sense Media Rating: Ages 11+) 1983 John Badham, director
High school student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) unwittingly hacks into a military supercomputer while searching for new video games. After starting a game of Global Thermonuclear War, Lightman leads the supercomputer to activate the nation's nuclear arsenal in response to his simulated threat as the Soviet Union. Once the clueless hacker comes to his senses, Lightman, with help from his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy), must find a way to alert the authorities to stop the onset of World War III. Held outdoors at Braden Field. This event is ticketed. Click title of film for details on how to attend.
(122 minutes PG; Common Sense Media Rating: Ages 11+) 1984 John G. Avildsen, director
Daniel (Ralph Macchio) moves to Southern California with his mother, Lucille (Randee Heller), but quickly finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), an unassuming repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate and preparing him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai. Held outdoors at Braden Field. This event is ticketed. Click title of film for details on how to attend.
(102 minutes PG; Common Sense Media Rating: Ages 8+) 1999 Dean Parisot, director
The stars of a 1970s sci-fi show - now scraping a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions - are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of aliens turn to the ailing celebrities for help in their quest to overcome the oppressive regime in their solar system. Held outdoors at Braden Field. This event is ticketed. Click title of film for details on how to attend.
(101 minutes PG; Common Sense Media Rating: Ages 8+) 1993 David M. Evans, director
When Scottie Smalls moves to a new neighborhood, he manages to make friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. Together they go on a series of funny and touching adventures. The boys run into trouble when Smalls borrows a ball from his stepdad that gets hit over a fence. Held outdoors at Braden Field. This event is ticketed. Click title of film for details on how to attend.
(1 hr 27 min PG; Common Sense Media Rating: Ages 7+) 1996 Joe Pytka, director
Swackhammer, an evil alien theme park owner, needs a new attraction at Moron Mountain. When his gang, the Nerdlucks, heads to Earth to kidnap Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes, Bugs challenges them to a basketball game to determine their fate. The aliens agree, but they steal the powers of NBA basketball players, including Larry Bird and Charles Barkley, so Bugs gets some help from superstar Michael Jordan. Held outdoors at Braden Field. This event is ticketed. Click title of film for details on how to attend.
(2 hr 32 min PG; Common Sense Media Rating: Ages 7+) 2001 Chris Columbus, director
Harry Potter learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents' mysterious deaths. Held outdoors at Braden Field. This event is ticketed. Click title of film for details on how to attend.
(1 hr 35 min PG; Common Sense Media Rating: Ages 10+) 1993 Kenny Ortega, director
After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani and their new friend, Allison. After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal. Held outdoors at Braden Field. This event is ticketed. Click title of film for details on how to attend.
(1 hr 42 min PG-13; Common Sense Media Rating: Ages 12+) 1991 Barry Sonnenfeld, director
When a man claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams, arrives at the Addams' home, the family is thrilled. However, Morticia begins to suspect the man is a fraud, since he cannot recall details of Fester's life. With the help of lawyer Tully Alford, Fester manages to get the Addams clan evicted from their home. Gomez realizes the two men are conspiring to swindle the Addams fortune and that he must challenge Fester. Held outdoors at Braden Field. This event is ticketed. Click title of film for details on how to attend.
(1hr 42min PG) 1996 Danny Devito, director
This film adaptation of a Roald Dahl work tells the story of Matilda Wormwood, a gifted girl forced to put up with a crude, distant father and mother.
(1hr 23min G) 1981 Ted Berman, Richard Rich, director
A little fox named Tod, and Copper, a hound puppy, vow to be best buddies forever. But as Copper grows into a hunting dog, their unlikely friendship faces the ultimate test.