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For Immediate Release: July 9, 2012

City of Alexandria Hosts 10th Annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival in Historic Old Town Alexandria on July 13 & 14

The City of Alexandria will host the 9th Annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14 at Waterfront Park, 1A Prince St. All movies begin at approximately 8:30 pm (at dusk). Admission is free.

The 2012 film schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, July 13 - Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
  • Saturday, July 14 - We Bought a Zoo

Popcorn, homemade lemonade, and other food items will be available for sale. A portion of the proceeds earned will benefit Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, Alexandria Chapter. Participants may bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on, and coolers and outside food items are welcome. No grilling allowed.

In the event of rain, the evening’s film showing will be cancelled. Call the Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592 for weather related cancellations.

Visitors to the historic district are encouraged bike, walk or take the Metrorail Yellow or Blue lines to the King Street Station and take King Street Trolley to the festival. The free King Street Trolley will operate between the waterfront and the King Street Metro until midnight. For DASH schedule information, call 703.746.DASH or visit  For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit

The Outdoor Film Festival is cosponsored by the City of Alexandria and Comcast.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Maureen Sturgill with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.5418 (VA Relay 711) or e-mail