Bethesda Row Brings A Blast From The Past With 80s Movies Under the Stars Each Tuesday In August

by Sophie Pyle · August 6, 2012

    Chic shopping destination, Bethesda Row, announced the return of its outdoor film series in August with '80s Movies Under the Stars. Every Tuesday in August, '80s classics will be shown on the big screen in Bethesda Lane. Movies are free of charge and begin at dusk (around 8:45pm).

    Local retailers will offer deals and promotions to celebrate each movie’s theme the day of the screening. For example, Redwood is creating a special menu for each movie, and complimentary popcorn will be on hand for all attendees. This is perfect for anyone Jonesing for outdoor movies once Screen on the Green concludes its 2012 run tonight.

    Transportation: Take the metro to the Bethesda Station (Red), or park in one of their reasonably priced garages. Street parking also available.

    August 7: The Breakfast Club (1985) Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez

    Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other and discover how much they actually have in common.

    Redwood Menu:

    Food Special: “Breakfast for Dinner”

    Lobster benedict, with smoked Virginia ham, roasted corn, asparagus, and hollandaise sauce

    Waffles, blueberries, vanilla whipped cream

    Drink Special: $5 Mimosas



    DJ on the lane from 6:30 – 8:30pm

    Popcorn, compliments of Bethesda Row

    August 14: Ghostbusters (1984) Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd

    Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. With Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.

    Redwood Menu:

    Food Special: “Slime & Dine”

    Beer-Battered Cod Fish Tacos with Avocado Creme

    “Stay Puft” Marshmallow Smores

    Drink Special: The Ghostbuster Cocktail – cucumber juice, vodka, St. Germain, and lime



    Kidville Arts and Crafts on the Lane

    Soft Serve Samplings from Puree

    August 21: Pretty in Pink (1986) Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton

    A poor girl must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.

    Redwood Menu:

    Food Special: “Fit for a Prom Queen”

    “Pretty in Pink” Popcorn

    Salmon Rillettes

    Raspberry Mouse

    Drinks Special: Wear pink and get 'Pretty in Pink' cocktails (Cosmos and Sparkling Pink) all night for just $5



    10% off from the following retailers when shoppers wear pink: City Sports, Ginger and Urban Chic.

    August 28: Dirty Dancing (1987) Patrick Swayze & Jennifer Grey

    While spending the summer at a holiday camp with her family, Frances ('Baby') falls in love with the camp's resident dance instructor.

    Redwood Menu:

    Food Special: “Dinner & Dancing”

    Watermelon and Tomato Salad

    “Dirty” House-made Chips and “Salsa”

    Drink Special: Lemon "Merengue" Pie Cockail; The “I Carried a Watermelon” Cocktail



    Free Cardio Dance class at Equinox, 6:30-7:30 pm

    15 minute dance warm up with Equinox on the Lane, 8:15pm

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