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CAN I KICK IT / feat Black Panther / Recap

One of our goals with our first screening, last Tues, was to set a tone and a vibe for this year’s series and certainly give anyone new to CAN I KICK IT? an understanding of how we watch, which is different from the norm.  We, essentially, want to give people a wholly new movie-going experience and we hope that its an experience that they feel is theirs, regardless if they’ve seen the movie or not, but to also enjoy sharing that experience with others via social media or inviting/bringing friends and family.

We hope we’re able to establish all of the above with our screening of Black Panther.

Thank you to our partner DowntownDC BID, all of our sponsors and media partners, and thank you, most importantly, to everyone who’s been attending and spreading the word.  This is an experience for everyone.

We hope to see everyone next Tues June 18th for Deadpool.  Please keep in mind this is an “R” rated film that contains strong language and content and is suggested for mature audiences only.

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CAN I KICK IT? / feat Black Panther / 6.11.19


Join us this Tues June 11th for the block buster hit: Black Panther – the second film of our DowntownDC Summer Flicks CAN I KICK IT? series.  This film earned a myriad of records such as the second highest grossing film of 2018, the third highest grossing film ever in the US, and the ninth highest grossing film of all time.

We start the evening’s activities at 7:30 PM with a DJ set by NYC’s finest and friend of SHAOLIN JAZZ P.U.D.G.E, with the film starting promptly at 8:30 PM.

This will also be our second night inviting cosplayers as well as conducting a ‘best dressed’ contest, so be sure to rep your favorite superhero!

For more info/RSVP click here.

CAN I KICK IT? / Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse / Recap

Fun, engagement, entertainment, and culture.  Those are just four of many words that can be easily applied to and describe the first screening of this year’s DowntownDC Summer Flicks CAN I KICK IT? screening, featuring Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse.

Additionally, there was an overall feeling of community, with the number of families who have returned through the years, also with how, this year, attendees setup their chairs around DJ 2-Tone, signaling a closeness attendees have with CAN I KICK IT?

And if you’re familiar with SHAOLIN JAZZ and our CAN I KICK IT? engagement we work within a range of cultural spaces that have familial relationships with each other such as the synergies between hip-hop and comic books, martial arts and hip-hop and, by that math, comic books and martial arts.

And because we don’t have to “try” to create fun, engagement, entertainment, and culture people tend to enjoy and “feel” CAN I KICK IT? as an experience that taps into a certain part of one’s soul, both young and old.

Props to the DowntownDC BID for bringing us back for a third year, salute to all of our media partners for helping to promote this year’s series, shouts the cosplayers who attended, and thank you to everyone who attended and also helped to spread the word about us conducting CAN I KICK IT? at Freedom Plaza.

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CAN I KICK IT? in The Washington Post Express

Props to The Washington Post Express and @fritzhahn for providing coverage of our CAN I KICK IT? Downtown DC Summer Flicks Series – a multimedia movie screening experience brought to you by the @downtowndcbid and produced by @shaolinjazz, which starts next week!

We get things started next Tues June 4th with “Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse” with music and entertainment will kicking off at 7:30 PM, and then the films will start promptly at 8:30 PM

This film is also one of our cosplay nights so all cosplayers are welcome and we will be conducting a best-dressed contest so represent!

For more info/RSVP click here.

Cosplay at CAN I KICK IT? Downtown Summer Flicks Series

Calling all cosplayers!  With us screening films exclusively from Marvel Studios’ catalog we of course wanted to invite cosplayers to participate and, on those nights, we’ll also be conducting a “Best Dressed” contest with the winner winning prizes from DowntownDC BID and SHAOLIN JAZZ.

See you there!

The Poster is Here!

We’re a little less than 1 month away from the first Downtown Summer Flicks CAN I KICK IT? screening and we’re excited to finally get the main movie poster featuring the schedule of screenings, so you can plan for which films you want to see.

Our first film out the gate will be Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse which will be held on Tuesday June 4th.  For more info and to RSVP click here.

We look forward to seeing you!

Downtown Summer Flicks / CAN I KICK IT? / Summer 2019

We’ve been holding onto this for a minute!  Now we’re of course pleased to announce that we’ll be back at Freedom Plaza this summer conducting CAN I KICK IT? for year three of Downtown DC’s “Downtown Summer Flicks” series.  However, this year we’re extremely excited about this summer’s lineup which will be all movies from Marvel Studios’ storied catalog!

From June 4th – July 9th we’ll be bringing you Marvel films such as Black Panther, Avengers Infinity Wars, and Deadpoool.  Additionally, we’ll have special dates inviting those of you who enjoy cosplay.

Our first film out the gate will be Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse which will be held on Tuesday June 4th.  More info and to RSVP click here.

Hope to see you there and stay tuned for more….

Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? / feat Romeo Must Die / Recap

We’re halfway thru our outdoor series and its great to see how, each week, the crowds continue to grow, in addition to how diverse the crowds are from literally every category of demographic.  Age, sex, ethnicity, religion, etc…these events are a testament to how art, not to mention a good time, can bring people together, from all walks of life.

Thank you to everyone who attended (including those who participated in the 90’s costume contest), thanks to DJ Miss H.E.R for setting the tone, and shouts to our media partners.

We look forward to seeing everyone next Tues. July 10 for Jean Claude Van-Damme’s breakout movie Bloodsport.

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Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? / 90’s Costume Contest

In celebration of our Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? screening of the 90’s hip-hop/martial arts classic Romeo Must Die we’re conducting a 90’s Costume Contest.  Make sure to wear your best 90’s outfit and the winners will receives prizes from SHAOLIN JAZZ and the DowntownDC BID.  See you Tues July 26, at Freedom Plaza, starting at 7:30 PM….

Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? feat Kung Fu Hustle / 6.26.18

Join us and DowntownDC BID for our next Summer Flicks x CAN I KICK IT? screening at Freedom Plaza next Tuesday June 26th as we feature the martial arts/comedy classic Kung Fu Hustle.

We get things started at 7:30 with a guest DJ, in addition to games & activities with the movie starting at 8:30 PM

For more info and to RSVP click here.