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From an email:

“Golden Triangle Business Improvement District has opened voting for the films the public wants to see this summer during its popular Friday night movie series.

Although the extremely cold temperatures make it hard to think of the summer, the series is only 12 weeks away.

The 11 highest ranking movies will be shown from May 22 to July 31 at Farragut Square Park at 17th and K Streets in the Golden Triangle.

The movie choices include “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Wedding Planner,” “Anchorman,” “Empire Records” and “Nine to Five.” The voting is taking place at: www.goldentriangledc.com/movie-vote

Voting is occurring from now until Fri., March 6. The Golden Triangle BID will announce the winners on its website Mon., March 23. Check back and be sure to visit our events page for a full list of fun events coming this spring.”

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Well this could be huge. Thanks to all who sent links to the Washington Post story:

“But early last month they secured a lease for a former cell phone store, which they plan to convert into a makeshift cinema with enough seating for 40, plus a small bar where they hope to serve concessions, beer and cocktails (provided they get a liquor license).”

Stay tuned for updates as they get closer to opening.

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From an email:

Every third Tuesday in the month, we screen Czech movies that became famous and popular for various reason. Every year, we feature world famous Czech director and this year we are introducing Zdenek Sverak retrospective. Most importantly, they are very good movies, mostly indie films, screened right here at the Bistro Bohem. [600 Florida Ave, NW]

The event is co-sponsored by the Embassy of the Czech Republic which provides the movie screening rights and discussion about the movie and Bistro Bohem, which hosts the festival and provides first beer free to all guests.

We have just finished our 2015 movie outline and I wanted to share it with you and your readers. The screenings are free but making reservations is recommended as the festival has been very popular and we want to ensure that everyone can get in.”

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From a press release:

“25th Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival Line-up Announced
80+ films, 100+ accompanying events, to draw 12,000+ attendees
February 19-March 1
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The Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) celebrates its 25th year with 11 days of dynamic film programming – accompanied by cultural and educational events – exploring the best of international cinema through a distinctly Jewish lens. February 19 through March 1, audiences will be treated to more than 100 screenings and related events across the Washington area. Hosted by the Washington DCJCC, this year’s milestone festival features world, East Coast and mid-Atlantic premieres, an exciting roster of filmmaker and cast appearances, and an exquisitely curated line-up of screenings, festivities and other programs including 12 WJFF retrospective film screenings curated by former festival directors in honor of the 25th year.

“For 25 years, this festival has celebrated international cinema in building the single largest Jewish cultural event in Washington,” said Ilya Tovbis, Washington Jewish Film Festival director. “With our most ambitious festival to date, the 25th WJFF will honor a quarter-century of exhibiting the full diversity of the Jewish experience.”

A full festival schedule can be found here.”

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Last week we got tons of good podcast recommendations so I’m gonna be a bit selfish again this week. My netflix queue is completely empty so this week let’s just talk about the last great movie we’ve seen? The last great movie I saw wasn’t actually a movie but was a miniseries on HBO called The Pacific about Three Marines in World War II. It was coincidental that I happened to be watching it over Veterans Day and made it a bit more powerful but I’d definitely recommend it if you haven’t seen it yet. What about you – what’s the last great movie (or miniseries) you’ve most recently seen?

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From an email:

“Start your Halloween Festivities at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 27 with a screening of the original 1925 silent movie version of The Phantom of the Opera (starring Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry and Rupert Julian) with LIVE musical accompaniment on the historic 1939 pipe organ at Capitol Hill United Methodist Church [421 Seward Square, S.E. (Eastern Market Metro)]by nationally known organist Tom Trenney. Admission is free, though donations to directly support the organ music series are appreciated.

More information here.”

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From an email:

“Rhode Island Row, in DC’s Brentwood neighborhood, will be the first venue to screen the digitally remastered “Halloween (1978)” film on a 20-foot outdoor jumbo screen on Saturday, October 26 at 7 pm. This version has never before been available to the public. The event will feature an outdoor beer garden and food by Bergami’s Pizza. This event is 21 and over.” (more…)