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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

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3426 Connecticut Ave, NW

A reader reported just around 12:15pm:

“Just thought you might want to know, looks like people are already camping out in front of the Uptown.”

I couldn’t believe it but I remember when the Star Wars film came out in 1999 and I was living a few blocks away from the Uptown at that time and one night I came stumbling walking home around 3am and there was this massive line outside my building. The building was a full two blocks away from the Theatre mind you and I was like “what the shit is this?”. And then because I was young and a total jerk I charged somebody waiting in line $20 to use my bathroom. I’ve been wracked with guilt over that ever since. I feel better now, thank you. Anyway I digress.

And so the circle of Star Wars films continues:

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But I gotta respect David Casterline from Fairfax, VA – he brought a barcalounger and he got it for free off craigslist! Well done – and you picked the right weather for it!

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I was able to get a sneak peek at a preview party last night and it is pretty swank. Some of the theaters were much smaller than I expected but damn the seats are posh.

For those who missed the earlier release:

“Landmark Theatres is proud to announce the opening of Washington DC’s newest movie theatre and lounge, Atlantic Plumbing Cinema. The premiere film will be STEVE JOBS, starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen. It premieres Thursday, October 15 at 8 PM and will be featured on all 6 screens.”

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807 V Street, NW

Hard to believe this was only 2 years ago:

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807 V Street, NW

From a press release:

“Landmark Theatres is proud to announce the opening of Washington DC’s newest movie theatre and lounge, Atlantic Plumbing Cinema. The premiere film will be STEVE JOBS, starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen. It premieres Thursday, October 15 at 8 PM and will be featured on all 6 screens.

Located in Washington’s historic U Street Corridor, the Atlantic Plumbing Cinema will be dedicated to offering its guests engaging and exciting film programming – all in a comfortable, luxurious, state-of-the-art theatrical environment. Atlantic Plumbing Cinema will be an exciting addition to a revitalized neighborhood.

Each of the auditoriums at Atlantic Plumbing Cinema will feature plush leather oversized seats in stadium settings, with large screens, digital projection and Dolby 7.1 surround sound. This will provide guests maximum comfort and also offer the latest in film presentation. The theatre will offer reserved seating so guests have the option to pre-purchase individual seats online or using an automated ticketing kiosk in the lobby.

Atlantic Plumbing Cinema features a contemporary bar and lounge area, making it a destination for food, drink, and entertainment. A full bar menu and craft beers will be available. The theatre will also feature classic concessions, along with edgier fare unique to Landmark Theatres.”

First peek inside:

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Right next door to 9:30 Club:

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Photo courtesy Friends of Harrison Recreation Center

From an email:

“Friends of Harrison Recreation Center and the U Street Neighborhood Association are proud to present the last two movies of the 2016 U Street Movie Series – Harrison Field Under the Stars. This FREE summer movie series celebrates the musical and culturally diverse roots of the Greater U Street Corridor. Please join us for these events, which benefit Harrison Recreation Center.

We are showing Frozen sing-along on Saturday, September 12th at a special family-friendly showing at 7:15 pm. Gates will open at 6:30, and we’ll be playing tunes for the kids.

We are ending the 2016 series with The Wiz on Wednesday, September 16th at 8pm. Gates open at 7 pm, and we will be playing some tunes.

WHO: Admission is free and donations are always welcome and appreciated
WHAT: TWO FREE outdoor movies
Frozen sing-along, Saturday, September 12th
The Wiz, Wednesday, September 16th

Gates open 6:30 for Frozen and 7 pm for The Wiz, with music playing before film begins.

WHERE: Harrison Recreation Center – 1330 V St. NW”