“Union Market, northeast D.C’s vibrant culinary and retail district, will kick off its monthly drive-in movie series this Friday, April 7 at 8pm with feature presentation The Royal Tenenbaums. The special screening marks the start of Union Market’s annual classic American drive-in experience, which in partnership with Getaround, is held in the parking lot (1305 5th Street NE) and projected onto the market’s wall. Each family-friendly showing is free for walk-up film fans in the picnic area, or costs $10 per car. (more…)
“The League of Extraordinary Film Geeks + The Betamax Video Club will be hosting an 80’s Movies Night at Ten Tigers Parlour (old Chez Billy at 3813 Georgia Avenue, NW) on Sunday, February 26. The upstairs lounge will open at 6 PM and the event will begin promptly at 7PM.
A celebration of 80’s B movie classics and home video club culture. This month we delve into classic space opera with a healthy dose of double-entendre and slap stick comedy. Arrive early to enjoy a cocktail and the retro synthwave soundtrack in the upstairs lounge. Then sit back as a pair of space pirates battle the Templars of Mithra to restore the galaxy’s water supply.”
680 Rhode Island Ave, NE Rendering courtesy of Gensler
Epic news for Edgewood (Eckington, Brookland, and Brentwood) from a press release:
“Alamo Drafthouse Cinema today announced its first Washington, D.C. location at MRP Realty’s Bryant Street development along the Rhode Island Avenue corridor. The 44,000 square-foot theater is set to open in 2019 and is the fourth theater for franchisee Cojeaux Cinemas.
“We are extremely pleased to have found a great Alamo Drafthouse Cinema location along the dynamic Rhode Island Avenue corridor of Northeast D.C. MRP Realty had the vision to re-integrate this property into the community in a way that helps its citizens reap the benefits of D.C. revitalization,” said Anthony Coco and Joseph Edwards, co-owners of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Washington D.C. “Every seat will be a luxury recliner and each auditorium will include Sony 4K Digital Cinema projection and top-of-the-line sound. Our commitment to the overall experience is evident through our from-scratch, in-house prepared food and extensive draft craft beer selections available both in the theater and at our stand alone bar Glass Half Full.” (more…)
“Reel Affirmations: Washington DC’s Only International LGBTQ Film Festival
Thursday October 13th, 2016 through Sunday October 16th, 2016
Human Rights Campaign Headquarters
GALA Hispanic/Tivoli Theatre in Columbia Heights
This October the Reel Affirmations film festival returns to Washington with an impressive schedule of over 40 new features, shorts, and documentaries representing diverse experiences and stories from across the LGBTQ community — and the world.
From behind the scenes of Madonna’s most infamous tour (Strike a Pose), to the challenges of being out in India (LOEV), Reel Affirmations offers all Washingtonians the opportunity to see the world’s most adventurous, boundary-pushing cinema. Representing LGBTQ filmmakers from South Africa to Luxembourg, you will not be able to see most of these unique independent films on Netflix or LOGO, let alone in theaters.
“2016 is truly a breakthrough year in filmmaking because we have several films that tell stories about our trans family as well as our queer people of color,” says Kimberley Bush, Reel Affirmations Film Festival Program Director. “We are presenting a truly unique selection of films that may not have been picked up by other festivals, including truly extraordinary films such as LOEV, a gorgeous, romantic exploration of love from India.”
Four days of screenings will include award-winning features and documentaries including: (more…)
“Union Market, northeast D.C’s vibrant district, will bring its drive-in movie series to a close for the season on Friday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m. with a special showing of Ghostbusters. The classic American drive-in will take place in Union Market’s parking lot and will project the feature presentation onto the market’s three-story wall. The family-friendly showing is $10 per car or free for walk-ups in the picnic area. (more…)
“From October 5-9, the Washington Jewish Film Festival will be kicking off its first contemporary Israeli film series, Seret DC, as part of our year-round programs. Seret DC will consist of 8 films and 12 screenings showcasing top Israeli cinema from the past year.
Please join Georgia Avenue Thrive’s first ever outdoor movie night!
The family-friendly movie of Zootopia is FREE and so is the popcorn! Gates open at 7:30pm
Walls of Books (3325 Georgia Ave) hosts a storybook reading at 8pm.
Movie starts at sundown (about 8:30pm).
Bring your blanket, pillows and chairs and join your neighbors for a relaxing night of entertainment on Georgia Avenue!
A special thank you to the Columbia Heights Initiative for subsidizing the equipment rental and Salvation Army on Sherman for loaning extra chairs!