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Ask and you Shall Receive. Lincoln Theater to Show Movies for at least Four Weeks

by Prince Of Petworth December 20, 2011 at 11:00 am 17 Comments

Oct. 5th’s Friday Question of the Day asked, Should the Lincoln Theater become a Movie Theater Like the Avalon? Lot of people said yes.

From a Mayor’s media advisory:

Beginning January 1, 2012, oversight of the Lincoln Theatre [1215 U St, NW] will transfer from the U Street Theatre Foundation (USTF) to the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Oversight will include hiring a new executive director and developing a long-term sustainable business model for the historic U Street theatre.

A four-week partnership with Landmark Theatres is one of the first ventures the District will bring to the Lincoln Theatre with the release of the major motion picture, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Columbia Pictures on Wednesday, December 21.

  • monkeyrotica

    Amazing what a change in management can do.

  • Eli

    Awesome. Definitely going to check it out.

  • orderedchaos

    Very cool. Any idea where one will be able to find showtimes and other info for the Lincoln? No mention of the partnership on Landmark’s website (http://www.landmarktheatres.com).

  • Showtimes…

    The showtimes are listed on Landmark’s DC page — just change the date to Wed 12/21. Tix are $10 (cheaper for the 1st two shows). If people show up this could be a regular thing — it is an interesting experiment. Time will tell…

  • Tim

    No brainer. Sweeet

  • Also…

    I should have specified $10 at the box office… Also in addition to the usual movie concessions the Lincoln will sell booze (I believe beer, wine and liquor) which can be brought into the auditorium. Sounds like a good time to me.

    • styglan1

      Awesomeeeee!!!!!

  • tonyr

    I’ve never been to the Lincoln, mainly due to their haphazard scheduling, but isn’t there more to showing a movie than just slapping the film on a projector/server and hanging a screen? Or does the Lincoln have a ready to go go proection and sound system? If it does it really does raise the questions, what were they doing with it all this time? Anyway I will venture out to investigate.

    • tonyr

      Ready to go, not “go go”. Must have been thinking of Wham.

      • djdc

        Awesome typo. I just heard Wham’s (hideous) Christmas song while buying lunch today.

  • Shawn

    This is soo cooool.

  • Anonymous

    So how long will it be until this place starts attracting groups of rowdy kids to the neighborhood, and it starts getting a bad reputation like Gallery Place has?

    • Anon

      Thats a question that can be asked about any movie theater/establishment near the metro…so is the solution to just not open anything? no…now lose the negativity and just be glad that the Lincoln is trying something new.

  • Gary

    This is very cool and hope it continues. Love to be able to walk to a movie in my neighborhood.

  • Anon

    This is amazing. The Lincoln should be like the Cinema’n Drafthouse in Arlington (food, booze and slightly older movies, before they come out on DVDs but after they’ve been in the theater a while). They would do great business.

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