Screen on the Green, It’s Back!

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The Post is reporting that HBO, Comcast and the Trust for the National Mall will jointly foot the bill to bring Screen on the Green back to its many fans. HBO’s big wigs cited the outpouring of disappointed e-mails and letters from dedicated SOTG lovers as the reason for the change of heart. The first film will be “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” on June 20 and the series will run through August 10. Before each feature film, the Trust will screen a public service announcement about helping to restore the mall. “Screen on the Green offers us a terrific opportunity to reach tens of thousands of Washingtonians who care about the National Mall,” the Trust wrote in an e-mail to its supporters. Hope you haven’t retired that really weird, cultish, crazy awesome HBO dance yet.

Acacia has lived in DC since graduating from Vassar College with degrees in English and Italian. She cries daily at the thought of her imminent departure from this beloved city, as she will begin a Fulbright teaching grant in the Campania region, Italy come October. She’ll be blogging that experience too. Get at her: or follow her on twitter.

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