Photo from AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.

The Silver Screens outdoor film festival begins tomorrow evening with a showing of “Back to the Future Part II” on Veterans Plaza in downtown Silver Spring.

This is the second year for the series, which is sponsored by the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.

Tomorrow’s film was released in 1989 and stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Elisabeth Shue.

“Thanks to the generosity of our own American Film Institute, Silver Screens is a great way for families to get together and enjoy some fun movies,” Councilmember Tom Hucker, who helped launch the series last year, said in a press release.

The rest of the summer’s lineup:

Aug. 18: “Lego the Batman Movie” (2017), an animated feature with the voices of Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis and Conan O’Brien.

Aug. 25: “Purple Rain” (1984). This film stars Prince and an Oscar-winning score.

Sept. 1: “School of Rock” (2003), starring Jack Black.

The free screenings start at about 8 p.m., rain or shine. Attendees may bring blankets or seats.

Denizens Brewing Co. will be selling beer and local vendors will have snacks available for purchase.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Outdoor film festival opens tomorrow in Silver Spring