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…)
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.
“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.
“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…)
“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.”
“After countless rejections, a “difficult,” New York-based actor resorts to extreme measures to get work. Auditioning for women’s roles in a wig and heels, he/she finds soap opera success in a dress. Dustin Hoffman is a knockout (not in a pretty way) in the title role. He gets super support from Jessica Lange (an Oscar), Teri Garr (an Oscar nomination), Bill Murray and the director, Sydney Pollack, who plays a cynical agent. The A.F.I. puts “Tootsie” #2 on the list “Funniest Films of All Time,” just behind “Some Like It Hot.” (1982) 116 Min.
The free outdoor event will continue with screenings on Monday evenings at sunset through August 12 with movies shown on a giant 20’ by 40’ screen between 7th and 12th Streets on the National Mall.”
Years before she was Mrs. Lincoln, Sally Field rocked the rafters as Norma Rae. The character was based on a real-life heroine, a lowly, minimum-wage textile worker who took on the bosses at her North Carolina factory. Ron Leibman plays the union organizer, a Yankee from New York, who inspires her. Beau Bridges is her good-ole-boy husband. The former Flying Nun and Gidget rocked the rafters again when she picked up her first Best Actress Oscar. (1979) 110 Min.
The free outdoor event will continue with screenings on Monday evenings at sunset through August 12 with movies shown on a giant 20’ by 40’ screen between 7th and 12th Streets on the National Mall.
In anticipation of the upcoming premier of Woody Allen’s latest film, Blue Jasmine, the Washington DCJCC is launching two weeks of nightly double features of the director’s movies along with trivia and a happy hour. Each night during the week of July 8-14, the DCJCC will be showing Annie Hall and Purple Rose of Cairo with a special Woody Allen-themed happy hour on July 11. During the second week, July 15-21, the DCJCC will play Manhattan and Crimes and Misdemeanor with a trivia night on July 18. The events will serve to celebrate the work of Woody Allen while allowing Washingtonians to escape the summer heat. The films shown will all be in 35 mm format. Tickets are $11.
WHAT: Woody Allen Fest
WHERE: Washington DCJCC, 1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 (unless noted)
WHEN: July 8 – 21 (Every day except Fridays), full schedule follows (more…)
“Union Market will host Washington D.C.’s first drive-in movie experience, which will screen on Fridays. Watch classic Washington D.C.- centric films on Union Market’s 3-story wall. Pre-show festivities will include music, contests and special giveaways. A variety of Union Market vendors will also participate, serving food, drinks and fun snacks.
The DC Drive-In is free to attend, however reservations are suggested for cars. Don’t have a car? There will be a picnic area in the parking lot for bikers and walkers – no reservations are required for the picnic area. The schedule for the DC Drive-In is as follows:
Dr. Strangelove (or) How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
The American President
No Way Out
The DC Drive-In is a free event made in partnership with Reel Plan and a generous grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. To make reservations, please visit www.dcdrivein.com.
WHEN: Fridays beginning July 12th
Films begin at 9:00PM”
Harrison Recreation Center (between 13th & 14th on V Street, NW). The gates open at 7 pm, and a DJ will play until sundown when the movie starts. Harrison Recreation Center is being renovated, but the field is open for sports use and the movie series.
Three years ago, a group of Star Wars fans decided to remake Star Wars: A New Hope out of fan-generated scenes. Now, the Star Wars Uncutproject has finally The U Street Movie Series Kick off Wednesday evening, June 19th with Star Wars Uncut at the come to fruition with a Director’s Cut, a two-hour+ YouTube video created entirely by crowdsourcing.
When fans were encouraged by organizer and fan Casey Pugh to recreate the Star Wars movie in 15-second segments, they were given free reign to do whatever they wanted. Out of the thousands of wildly creative scenes, video editor Aaron Valdez and sound designer and mixer Bryan Pugh picked the best of the bunch, putting together this whimsical Director’s Cut, a rip-roaring re-creation of the George Lucas film.
Movies for the balance of the series are:
July 17th – The Nine Lives of Marion Barry
August 21st – Summer Wars (anime)
September 18th – The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan