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Boldly Go, Outdoors. Trek Film Fest In Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia

Boldly Go, Outdoors.  Trek Film Fest In Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia

If you're a Trek fan in the Arlington, Virginia area, be prepared to enjoy Star Trek films in the beauty of the outdoors.  The Crystal City Business Improvement District launched an eleven week outdoor film festival featuring none other than the entire Star Trek film franchise. For those unfamiliar, Crystal City is a neighborhood in the southeastern corner of Arlington County, Virginia, south of downtown Washington, D.C.

Unfortunately we're a little late to the game.  The series kicked of earlier this week with "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" on June 7th, but there's still plenty of time to catch the rest of the series.  Next up, "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" on Monday, June 14th. 

"Last summer’s series was a smashing success with large crowds, a bigger screen and an even more powerful sound system," said Angela Fox, President/CEO of the Crystal City BID.  "We are excited to showcase Crystal Screen: Star Trek and we’re even more excited about next year’s theme and allowing our fans to vote on the films to be included!" 

Check out below for more details.

Film Festival Details:

Location: Courtyard along S. Bell Street between 18th and 20th Streets – diagonal to the Crystal City Metro Station

Parking: Free garage parking available at designated Crystal City garages after 4:00PM

Metro: Take the Yellow or Blue Line to Crystal City

Date/Time: Monday nights, Sundown

Weather: Rain or Shine (except for severe inclement weather)


2010 Crystal Screen Outdoor Film Festival Schedule:

June 14 — Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

June 21 — Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

June 28 — Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

July 5 — Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

July 12 — Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

July 19 — Star Trek Generations (1994)

July 26 — Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

Aug. 2 — Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

Aug. 9 — Star Trek Nemesis (2002)

Aug. 16 — Star Trek (2009)


Special Activities

6/7/2010 - Announcement of Crystal Screen 2011 theme; voting for the films to be included in the 2011 festival begins

6/21/2010 - Performance from the Washington Shakespeare Company (in Klingon language)

6/28/2010 - Star Trek Scavenger Hunt in Crystal City; Participants should arrive by 7PM; The hunt begins at 7:15PM (Each team needs to bring a digital camera or phone with picture capabilities to participate.)

7/5/2010 - Performance from the Washington Shakespeare Company (in Klingon language)

7/12/2010 - Washington Shakespeare Company presents Marc Okrand, creator of the Klingon language

7/26/2010 - Star Trek Costume Contest; Participants should arrive by 7:15PM; Contest starts at 7:30PM

8/9/2010 - Star Trek Trivia Night; Participants should arrive by 7PM; Trivia starts at 7:15PM

8/16/2010 - Announcement of voting results and films for Crystal Screen 2011

Check out more info here.


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