Films at

the Stone

“The Films at the Stone is the first and only summer film series at a memorial on the National Mall. The films are screened at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and will display the best of human strength, love and courage.”

— Harry Johnson, Sr. President and CEO, The Memorial Foundation, Inc.



Friday, June 16 @ 8:00 pm

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Set in the 1970's, Minions: The Rise of Gru tells the untold story of a 12-year old and his pursuit to become the world's greatest supervillain.

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Friday, July 21 @ 8:00 pm

Avatar: The Way of the Water

After a decade, Jake Sully lives with his newfound family and faces a familiar foe who once again threatens their homeland, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na'vi race to protect the future.

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Friday, August 18 @ 8:00 pm

The Woman King

Inspired by true events, The Woman King tells the epic story of General Nanisca and her all-female unit of warriors who protect the African Kingdom of Dahomey.

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The Memorial Foundation presents Films at the Stone

An inspiring summer film series located at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Films at the Stone screens stories of individuals who, against all odds, fought for what was right and whose lives inspire viewers to live the values of democracy , justice, hope, and love.

Film starts at 8:00 pm.
Come early, pack a sack and bring blankets or low profile lawn chairs.

Location: Films will be screened on the lawn adjacent to the bookstore at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington DC. 1964 Independence Avenue SW.

Transportation: Guests are encouraged to use public transportation. There is limited and handicapped parking on Ohio Drive and in front of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.

Free and Open to the Public
For information visit the website: or call 888-4-THEDREAM

Frequently Asked



Where exactly are the Films at the Stone screened?

The Films at the Stone are screened at the green space immediately south of the bookstore at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial located at 1964 Independence Avenue SW Washington, DC


What should I bring?

Please bring a blanket or lawn chair. You may also bring snacks. Please note that alcoholic beverages are not permitted on National Park Service land.


What time will the films begin?

The films will start at 8:00 pm EST.


How do I get to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial?

The best way to get to the memorial is by using public transportation. The closest Metro stations are Foggy Bottom and The Smithsonian. There is also limited parking on Ohio Drive and West Basin Drive. You may also take a taxi. There are handicapped parking spaces along West Basin Drive adjacent to the FDR Memorial.


May I bring children?

Yes. Please note that the films address difficult content and therefore parents should use their discretion.


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