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via Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Well this could be huge – Washington Business Journal reports:

“Austin, Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is close to a deal to bring its brand of movie theater and full-service restaurant to a new development in the Edgewood neighborhood of Northeast D.C.”

Considering Alamo Drafthouse DC retweeted the story – I’d take that as a very good sign. Alamo’s website says:

“Cold beer, hot movies, and delicious snacks and meals; The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Our attention to detail in film presentation and programming has made us a second home to movie fans all over the planet and earned accolades from the likes of Entertainment Weekly (#1 theater in America), Wired.com (Coolest Movie Theater in the World) and Fandango.com (One of the Best Theaters in the Country).”

Stay tuned!!!

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PoPville gets to pick the first film again this year! The choices are: Inside Out, Shaun the Sheep, or Despicable Me 2. Vote here:


From Adams Morgan Movie Nights:

“Adams Morgan Movie Nights kicks off on Tuesday, May 17th.

We show 5 films on consecutive Tuesday evenings at the Marie Reed school soccer field — which happens to be perfect for throwing a picnic blanket down before the film starts. The first film is always a family friendly animated film as a nod to the Marie Reed School, which graciously their grounds with us.

WHERE: 18th and California NW. (Adams Morgan)

WHEN: 30 mins after sunset. May 17th, 24th, 31st. June 6th, 14th and rain date of 6/21

WHY: Because experiencing free films on a huge screen under the stars is one of best “accessible for all” community cultural events left in the city.”

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From the NoMa BID:

“NoMa Summer Screen is a free, 13-week outdoor film series in NoMa, Washington, D.C.’s most connected neighborhood. Every Wednesday from June 1 to August 24, bring your friends, family and neighbors for music, giveaways, food trucks, picnicking, and of course, great films under the stars.

The theme of this year’s NoMa Summer Screen is ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’! Please select your top 10 favorite adventure movies from the list below. (more…)

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Incredibly powerful. Thanks to Victoria Pickering for sharing these great shots from the filming on Sunday. She writes:

“Filming of Jackie in D.C., February 28, 2016. Jackie stars Natalie Portman, and is about the four days after Kennedy’s death.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

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From an email:

“Director and Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman will attend the closing night of the 2016 Washington Jewish Film Festival for the Mid-Atlantic Premiere of her directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness. The film is an adaptation of Amos Oz’s international bestselling memoir.

Note that the venue for the closing night screening and reception has changed. The events will now take place at the AFI Silver Theatre. More information is available here.

More info about the upcoming 2016 Washington Jewish Film Festival follows below and is also available online here.”

Full film festival press release after the jump. 26th Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival Unveils Line-Up From February 24 – March 6, the largest Washington Jewish Film Festival to date will feature 69 films, 150+ screenings and events, 12,000+ attendees (more…)

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via Golden Triangle BID

From the Golden Triangle BID:

“This year’s Golden Cinema movie theme is “Hail to the Chief” and we’d like YOU to select the movies we will show! The movies will be played in Farragut Park on Friday evenings starting at sunset, from May 20 through July 22 as part of the Golden Triangle BID’s Farragut Fridays.

Please select your top 5 movies.”

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Vote here