Event Details

2018 LOC Summer Movies on the Lawn

Field of Dreams

Thursday, July 12
8:30pm (ET) - Film begins at sunset
*Event will end upon film completion

"Field of Dreams" (Universal, 1989) 107 min.

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come. "Field of Dreams" was added to the National Film Registry in 2017.

Before the movie, those attending “Field of Dreams” can visit the Library’s new exhibition “Baseball Americana” during special evening hours Thursday, July 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Don’t miss this exhibition celebrating baseball as community, exploring the game’s gritty roots and baseball today.

Join us every Thursday starting Thursday, July 12 for awesome flicks from the National Film Registry:

July 12: Field of Dreams
July 19: The Goonies
July 26: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
August 2: Back to the Future
August 9: Superman (1978)
August 16: The Wizard of Oz

Additionally, the Library of Congress and Washington Performing Arts' Mars Urban Arts Initiative will co-host " Summer Concerts on the Lawn" outdoor musical performances. The performances will begin at 7pm prior to the films from July 19 - August 23.

July 19: Batala DC
July 26: Chelsey Green
Aug 2: Cheick Hamala Diabate
Aug 9: Trifilio Tango Trio
Aug 16: Sarah Marie Hughes & Coy Fish
Aug 23: DuPont Brass and VeVe & tha Rebels

Please request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

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  • When: Thu Jul. 12
    8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

  • Address: Thomas Jefferson Building
    Washington DC,US 20540

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