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Cinematery will look a little different this year. We still want people to enjoy the Cemetery at night, but we want to make sure we do it safely! Tickets will be limited to 100 people. Join us for an evening under the stars!

So pack your chairs or picnic blanket and plan to join us for an exclusive picnic at a gorgeous Washington landmark. Your ticket will include dinner, provided by Old Blue BBQ. Your ticket will include a meal, non-alcoholic drink and dessert. THIS EVENT IS BYOB.

Get your tickets here: https://congressionalcemetery.ticketleap.com/dinner-and-a-move-west-side-story/

Meals will include choice of:
1) BBQ Sandwich Platter – choice of pork, brisket, chicken, with slaw/pickles/sauce, Mac & Cheese, Marinated Cucumber Salad, and dessert.

2) Gluten Free BBQ Platter – choice of pork, brisket, or chicken, with slaw/pickles/sauce, Tequila Lime Veggies, Marinated Cucumber Salad, and gluten free dessert.

3) Vegetarian/Vegan Platter – Orange Ginger Veggie Kebabs, Tequila Lime Veggies, Marinated Cucumber Salad, gluten free dessert.

As a bonus, we will be showing a movie at our picnic. The movie will be “West Side Story”. This outdoor summer movie series offers audiences one of the most magical nightlife entertainment experiences in Washington, DC. This summer, we are partnering with the Folger Shakespeare Library to host “Shakespeare Reimagined” featuring fun movies that we all love and had no idea were based on Shakespeare’s plays. Before the film, Folger Library staff will talk about the play the movie is based on as well as fun facts about the play and Shakespeare’s life. Come early to be a part of the fun!

The movie will begin at sunset, around 8:30 pm. Gates open at 6:30 pm.

All donations go towards our 501(c)3 nonprofit and the continued preservation of our historic cemetery.


  • Social distancing will be enforced.
  • Face coverings are required at entry and exit, and strongly encouraged elsewhere.
  • No dogs, please!
  • Although it is an outdoor space, please no smoking while seated around others watching the movie.
  • In case of severe weather, please watch the website and our social media accounts for updated information about rain delays or cancellations. Our rain date for this event is August 28In the event of closure by the DC government, you will have the option to donate the proceeds, transfer it to a future Cinematery event or refund your ticket.