When the idea of the memorial was first conceived, the founders dreamt of it being more than a monument, but a magnet for folks from all walks of life. Over the years, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial has hosted events ranging from candlelight vigils to conferences.

Check out our upcoming event schedule:

June 21: Summer Cinema Series: Elemental at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Join us for an enchanting evening under the stars on Friday, June 21 @ 8:00 PM as we present the captivating film "Elemental." Follow Ember, a spirited and fiery young woman, as she navigates her friendship with Wade, a carefree and easygoing guy.

This inspiring summer film series takes place at the historic 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 embrace the values of democracy, justice, hope, and love.

The film begins promptly at 8:00 pm. We encourage you to arrive early, pack a sack, and bring blankets or low-profile lawn chairs for your comfort.

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.