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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 11:39 a.m.

Summer film series to kick off

Outdoor film festivals like Movie Nights in the Heights are popular throughout the summer. The Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival, above, continues through August 26. File Photo

Movie Nights in the Heights, an event series sponsored by the Columbia Heights Day Initiative, kicks off this Wednesday with the classic movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

For the first screening of the season, a DJ will begin entertaining the crowd at 8:30 p.m. until the film begins at sundown.

The next three weeks will feature the films “Dirty Dancing,” “Are We There Yet?” and will conclude with “Little Big League,” all a part of the event’s broader theme of “School’s Out for the Summer.”

The Columbia Heights Day Initiative was created five years ago with the main goal of developing a neighborhood daylong celebration similar to the Adams Morgan Day Festival. The second-annual event will take place on Aug. 27 and will include live music, family activities, local artists and food.

Movie Nights in the Heights will be held at the Tubman Elementary Field located at 13th and Kenyon streets, and will continue every Wednesday throughout June.