Thanks to Stephanie for sending:
“A little Handmaid’s Tale filming at the Lincoln Memorial this morning!”
Photo by Abigail
Photo by Phil Yabut
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Photo by PoPville flickr user evegophotos
From the NoMA BID:
“The theme of this year’s NoMa Summer Screen is “WHO’S GOT GAME?”. Please take a moment to vote on your favorite sports films from the list below. You can select a maximum of 12 movies — your ideal sports-themed Summer Screen season.”
Place your votes here.
PoP Proclamation: Obviously you should include The Karate Kid and Bull Durham in your picks.
From an email:
“National Geographic will offer complimentary tickets to select screenings of FREE SOLO at AMC Georgetown for federal employees who are impacted by the partial government shutdown.
Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the theater starting one hour before the screening. Federal employees with a valid government ID may each receive up to two tickets and vouchers for popcorn and soda.
FREE SOLO is playing in IMAX for one week only nationwide and in Canada. Federal employees should contact [email protected] with questions.
Following the suggestion last week that we discuss the best John Cusack movie, let’s move on to Robert De Niro while the world goes mad. This may be an impossible question but it will surely reveal a lot about us in which one we choose. So without further ado, I’m going with The Godfather Part Two. You guys? Favorite De Niro quote?
Ed. Note: For those still undecided on who they’re gonna vote for, you can review last week’s post/comments here.
“Please join Education Forward DC, the Greater Washington Community Foundation, and the DC Public Education Fund for a citywide screening Thursday, September 27th of America to Me, a ten-part docu-series about race and equity in America’s public schools. The content is compelling. Directed by Academy-Award nominee Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself, The Interrupters), the series follows a year in the life of students, teachers, and administrators at Oak Park and River Forest High School, a racially integrated high school near Chicago. You can learn more about the series from the New York Times and IndieWire reviews, and the series trailer. (more…)
Thanks to Amanda for sending from Union Market:
“$10 parking fee per car. Advance purchase is highly recommended. Free for walk-ups.
Friday August 3 | Black Panther
T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T’Challa’s father’s mistake.
2h 15 min, rated PG-13
Lot opens 6:00, Lot closes promptly at 8:15, Film begins 8:45, Film ends at 11:00
For more information and tickets click here.”
Update on the iconic Uptown sign in Cleveland Park from the Cleveland Park Historical Society’s Carin Ruff:
“Last summer, AMC Theaters floated a proposal to replace the iconic UPTOWN sign with an AMC sign. After widespread outcry, they dropped that proposal. Last month, they submitted an application to the DC Historic Preservation Review Board to replicate the UPTOWN sign with LED lights inside red letters that would look like the existing letters, and to add smaller AMC branding to the marquee.
The CPHS Architectural Review Committee heard a presentation last week from the sign specialist hired by AMC and came away convinced that replicating the sign in LED was an acceptable solution, given the extreme deterioration of the existing sign. In addition to problems with the neon in the current sign, the attachment points of the letters to the wall are in danger of failing and there are environmental contaminants on the ledge where they sit. We should also note that we cannot prove that the current neon sign is the original one from 1936; the Historic Preservation Office isn’t sure, we aren’t sure, and the theater can only document the current sign back to 1968.
The proposed LED replacement would closely replicate the look of the current UPTOWN sign in color, warmth, reflectivity of the light elements on the surrounding body of the letters, etc., while using substantially less electricity to run 24/7. (more…)
Thanks to Amanda for sending from downtown over the weekend:
And chai also captures some old school cars for the filming:
Photo by Adam
I had an interesting experience Sunday morning with the folks filming Wonder Woman. I was out for a bike ride and decided to go down Pennsylvania from the Capitol towards downtown and saw the set for Wonder Woman a couple of blocks down the street. I was stopped at a red light about a block away and snapped a picture then rode down to where Pennsylvania was closed, right on the edge of the film set. As I was getting ready to snap a couple of pictures from this location, a woman who I assume was a production assistant told me and a couple of other folks not to take pictures or video (she was nice enough to say please). I found this odd since I was standing on a public street taking a picture of an event that was also happening on a public street. (more…)