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Outdoor Film Festival Draws Crowds, Benefits Kids

A young couple wrapped in a blanket watches the movie that began after sunset.

A young couple enjoys date night.

Photo: Jim Saah

Two NIH'ers relax on the lawn with a bag of potato chips.

NIH'ers lounge on the lawn before the movie.

Photo: Jim Saah

Two NIH'ers hold a bucket as a woman puts in a donation.

A woman puts money in the donation bucket.

A smiling couple enjoys ice cream on the lawn.

A couple enjoys ice cream before the movie starts.

Photo: Jim Saah

The 21st Comcast Outdoor Film Festival benefitting the NIH Children’s Charities took place Aug. 24-26 at Strathmore, drawing some 9,500 patrons and raising more than $6,500. 

The biggest attraction was Moana, shown on the first night. More than 3,500 people stretched out on the lawn, enjoying burgers, dogs, popcorn, candy and ice cream.

The other films drawing date-night attention were The LEGO Batman Movie and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The NIH Record

The NIH Record, founded in 1949, is the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Published 25 times each year, it comes out on payday Fridays.

Associate Editor: Carla Garnett

Staff Writers:

Eric Bock

Dana Talesnik

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