Thursday, June 10, 2010

Star Trek Outdoor Summer Film Festival

The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is ready to beam up with the Crystal Screen: Star Trek Outdoor Summer Film Festival.
This year’s 11-week festival kicks off Monday, June 7 with 1979’s "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and will culminate with last year’s hit, "Star Trek." To stay ahead of the game and have some fun with the following year, the BID has developed a way to engage festival goers in next year’s planning. The theme for next summer will be announced on the opening night of this season. After the announcement, film enthusiasts will be able to vote on which films should be included in the 2011 festival.
"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!"
Following the announcement of the 2011 summer film festival theme on June 7, everyone is invited to vote on which films should be included in the 2011 festival. To vote, visit the Crystal City BID’s homepage at

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)

The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is a public-private partnership established in April 2006 to promote the vibrant Crystal City business, retail, restaurant and residential community. The BID is committed to showcasing the area as a world-class destination for visitors, employees and residents. Crystal City is ACTIVE, ARTFUL, ACCESSIBLE, and GREEN. For more information, visit