04/23/14 12:25pm


From a press release:

“Long before Frank Underwood (“House of Cards”) and Olivia Pope (“Scandal”) came along, Hollywood film directors had discovered D.C. is a great backdrop for intrigue and drama.

Movie fans have a chance to decide which six films featuring D.C. they want to watch outdoors in the Golden Triangle as the business improvement district kicks off “It’s Golden Outside, Escape the Indoors.”

From now until April 25, fans can choose from 19 films that feature D.C. plots, characters and backdrops. Vote online at www.goldentriangledc.com/movie-vote. Choices include everything from “Night at the Museum” to “Annie.”

The six winners of the “Golden Cinema Series” will be shown at Farragut Square on Fridays, May 16–June 27. All films are free and open to the public. Preshow seating will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the movies will start at sunset. Farragut Square is located at the intersections of Connecticut Avenue and K Street, N.W., and across from Farragut North and Farragut West Metrorail stations.

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and to make a night of the “Golden Cinema Movies.” The events will start with a short film courtesy of DC Shorts, pet adoptions conducted by the Washington Animal Rescue League, and “Dinner & Movie” special giveaways courtesy of Golden Triangle restaurants and retailers.”

04/17/14 3:15pm

1309 5th Street, NE

From Union Market:

The Union Market Drive-In is free to attend! Parking is $10 per car, but seating in the picnic area will be first come first serve, free of charge. The parking lot will open at 6pm and the movies will begin at 8.

Purchase parking now!

Friday, April 18, 2014
National Lampoon’s Vacation

Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014
People’s Choice: James Bond Edition (voting will take place on Facebook)

From Russia With Love
The Spy Who Loved Me

04/04/14 4:00pm

18th and California St, NW

From the Adams Morgan BID:

“Grab a blanket and some popcorn: the Adams Morgan Partnership BID and the Marie Reed Parent Teacher Association present Adams Morgan Movie Nights! PoPville readers have been asked to weigh in on the opening night film choice – so which one would you like to see under the stars on May 20th?

Tuesday, May 20th (8:30 p.m.):
  1. The Incredibles - “A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.”
  2. Despicable Me 2 - “Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.”
  3. Up - “By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years younger, inadvertently becomes a stowaway.”

Here is the line-up for the next two screenings:

Tuesday, June 10th (8:30 p.m.)All the President’s Men - “Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon’s resignation.”

Tuesday, June 24th (8:30 p.m.)Rushmore - “The king of Rushmore prep school is put on academic probation.”

The outdoor film screenings will take place on the beautiful new Marie Reed soccer field at the corner of 18th and California, NW. See you there!”

03/26/14 11:30am

Photo via NoMa BID

Tweeted by the @NoMaBID:

“The theme for 2014 #NoMaSummerScreen is…UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS. Vote for which films you want to watch w/your buds”

Choices include:

“Unlikely Friendships” will be the theme of this year’s NoMa Summer Screen. Please select your top 10 favorite movies from the list below.

THE DARK KNIGHT: (PG-13) When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level.(2008)
TURNER AND HOOCH: (PG) A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer.(1989)
THE KARATE KID: (PG) A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting. (1984) (more…)

11/12/13 11:00am

Rendering courtesy EDENS

Well this is incredibly awesome. On top of last week’s news of a new 10 screen theater coming to New York Avenue and N Street, NE between first and North Capitol from the folks behind E Street Cinema, comes this huge news from a press release:

“EDENS, one of the nation’s leading retail real estate owners and developers, announced today that they will partner with Reading International, Inc. to open an Angelika Film Center in EDENS growing Union Market district in 2015.

Today’s announcement about Angelika’s opening furthers EDENS’ commitment of investment in this district. The Angelika, which operates the leading dedicated arthouse in the US, opened a state-of-the-art cinema at Mosaic in Fairfax, VA in September 2012. Exhibiting a range of film and alternative programming, the Angelika has become an important part of the cultural community in Northern Virginia and metro D.C.

Reading International and EDENS have been working to create a unique Angelika Film Center venue that will combine cutting edge presentation technology with elements of luxury and comfort in a stylish ambience capturing the rich and creative spirit already apparent in the Union Market district. This multi-screen cinema will offer luxurious seating and pristine digital projection with immersive sound systems. In keeping with its other cinemas, the Angelika will strive to offer Washington, D.C. the most interesting quality programming available. And, in keeping with Union Market’s progressive food offerings, the Angelika will serve a food and drink menu designed by Food Network/Cooking Channel veterans, Bruce Seidel and Chef Santos Loo. (more…)

11/08/13 10:30am


So much incredibly good development news this week. Next up – new movie theater for NoMa! Thanks to all who sent emails and links. Urban Turf reports:

“The Landmark Theaters multiplex will be located in JBG’s Capitol Point project and is expected to open in the fall of 2016. The theater will occupy 31,000 square feet at the mixed-use project, and include a full-­‐service bar, luxury seats, reserved seat selection, and 3-D projection.”

The theater will have 10 screens and be located in the planned JBG project – Capitol Point to be located at New York Avenue and N Street, NE between first and North Capitol.

Landmark Theaters are the same folks who run the awesome E Street Cinema. This announcement marks word of the second big movie theater coming to town – a 16 screen movie theater is also planned for Navy Yard.

10/03/13 5:00pm


“Mount Pleasant Main Street is back for one last Fall Outdoor Movie Night in Lamont Park! [3258 Mt Pleasant St, NW] We’ll be airing ‘Best In Show” on October 4 from 7:15-9:30 pm. Rain day on the following Sunday at the same time. Food and drink specials available from local businesses, including Beau Thai Mount Pleasant and Radius Pizza, along with the fojol bros. food truck!”

Ed. Note: You can see all events here and you can schedule your own event listing here.

09/26/13 1:15pm

1309 5th Street, NE

From a press release:

“This summer Union Market hosted Washington D.C.’s first drive-in movie experience on Friday evenings. The fall films will be tied to a particular theme and shown on Union Market’s 3-story wall. A variety of Union Market vendors will also participate, serving food, drinks and fun snacks.

The Union Market Drive-In is free to attend. There will be a secured picnic area on the parking lot for bikers and walkers. The Union Market Roadie will run a free shuttle between Union Market and the NoMa Metro Station for Drive-In attendees.

The schedule for the Union Market Drive-In Encore Series is as follows (more…)

09/22/13 10:05pm

The Wharf: A Greenhouse Film from Southern Foodways on Vimeo.

From Southern Foodways Alliance:

Our latest Greenhouse Film, The Wharf, is a portrait of the Maine Avenue Fish Market in Washington, DC. Filmmakers Emily Hilliard and Ashley Melzer explain the history of the market and their motivation for making the film.

The Maine Avenue Fish Market, or The Wharf, as it’s referred to by most locals, is not a place you are likely to stumble upon. It’s tucked away under the I-395 overpass and sits on floating docks on DC’s southwest waterfront. It wasn’t always so hidden.”

You can read more about it here.