Event Details

2018 LOC Summer Movies on the Lawn

The Goonies

Thursday, July 19
8:30pm (ET) - Film begins at sunset
*Event will end upon film completion

"The Goonies" (Warner Bros, 1985) 114 min.

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure. "The Goonies" was added to the National Film Registry in 2017.

Located between the Supreme Court and the Jefferson Building, 10 First St., SE (running the length of East Capitol Street between First and Second Streets, SE), the north lawn of the Jefferson Building provides a comfortable space for people to watch the feature films. Moviegoers are welcome to bring picnics.

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].

Visit us at loc.gov to learn more about the national collections.


  • When: Thu Jul. 19
    8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

  • Address: Thomas Jefferson Building
    Washington DC,US 20540

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