Comcast Outdoor Film Festival Celebrates 15th Anniversary at USG
AUGUST 4-8, 2011

BENEFITING NIH CHILDREN’S CHARITIES

The Comcast Outdoor Film Festival celebrates its fifteenth anniversary August 4-8, 2011, with five nights of hit movies that include a mix of box office hits, classics, family favorites.  This annual summer favorite is again being held on the grounds of the Universities at Shady Grove.  As in the past, admission is free, and a portion of proceeds from food and beverage sales will benefit the Comcast Outdoor Film Festival National Institutes of Health (NIH) Children’s Charities. Bring a blanket and enjoy the show!

The 2011 Comcast Outdoor Film Festival lineup includes:

**Films begin each night at 8:30, grounds open at 6:30 p.m.**

Thursday, August 4 ~ True Grit ~ 110 minutes ~ PG-13

Friday, August 5 ~ Tangled ~ 100 minutes ~ PG

Saturday, August 6~ Up! ~ 96 minutes ~ PG

Sunday, August 7 ~ Toy Story 3 ~ 103 minutes ~ G

Monday, August 8 ~ Top Gun ~ 110 minutes ~ PG

The festival features an inflatable four-story screen, one of the two largest in the United States, and state of the art projection with Dolby Digital® Surround Sound. Festival patrons are encouraged to come early to enjoy a variety of foods from local restaurants and family activities provided by the festival sponsors. A portion of the proceeds will go towards NIH Children’s Charities:  Children’s Inn, Camp Fantastic/Special Love and Friends of the Clinical Center. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring blankets or low beach chairs.

 “We appreciate the generous support of all of the sponsors that make this wonderful event happen every year,” said Randy Schools, president and CEO, NIH Recreation and Welfare Foundation.  “The purchase of food at the festival directly supports the NIH Children Charities that make such a difference in the lives of children facing serious illness in our community.” Over the past ten years the Comcast Outdoor Film Festival has raised more than $275,000 for NIH Children’s Charities. 

The Comcast Outdoor Film Festival provides accommodations for people with disabilities.  Wheelchair Access and Escort Service, seating area and restroom will be provided.  Assisted Listening Devices of various types are provided at the projection booth and are available on request.  Audio Descriptors for the blind are available with ten days notice by calling 301-496-6061.

The Universities at Shady Grove are located at 9630 Gudelsky Drive in Rockville, MD.  Free parking is available.  More information is available at www.filmfestnih.org or 301-816-6958.

Download the Comcast Outdoor Film Festival flyer here!

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