Washington, DC Movie Theaters

A Guide to Movie Venues in the District of Columbia

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Washington DC has a wide variety of movie theaters ranging from large screen stadium-style to intimate independently operated venues. Learn all about the theaters. Find out what's playing, get show times and purchase tickets online for movies in Washington DC. 

AMC Loews Georgetown 14 - 3111 K St. NW Washington, DC (202) 342-6033. The 14-screen theater is located across from Georgetown Waterfront Park and convenient to many restaurants and shops.

Recliner seating and reserved seating is available. 

AMC Mazza Gallerie 7 - 5300 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC (202) 537-9553. Located at the upscale shopping mall, Mazza Gallerie, in Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights, the 7-screen movie theater offers a variety of the latest films. the MacGuffins Barf & Lounge offers specialty cocktails, beer and wine. 

Avalon Theatre - 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC (202) 966-6000. The oldest operating movie house in Washington, DC, the Avalon dates back to 1923. It now offers diverse programming, including first-run studio films, independent and foreign films, film festivals, special programs for students, families and seniors and more. 

AMC Loews Uptown - 3426 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC (202) 966-5400. The historic theater, located in Cleveland Park, dates back to 1936.

Angelika Popu-Up Film Center - Union Market, 550 Penn St.  NE Washington DC.

 The Angelika serves as special event venue at the year round indoor market that features a mix of retail, restaurants, entertainment, and more.  The multi-screen cinema combines cutting edge technology with elements of luxury and comfort.

Landmark's E Street Cinema - 555 11th St. NW Washington, DC (202) 452-7672.

 The 8-screen luxury movie theater, located in downtown Washington, DC, specializes in first-run independent and foreign language films, documentaries and classic revivals. E Street Cinema is a modern movie theater with state-of-the art film presentation, stadium seating, Dolby Digital sound, upscale concessions and an espresso bar. 

Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater - National Air & Space Museum - Fourth Street and Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC (202) 357-1686, (202) 633-4629. Located inside the Smithsonian museum, the theater provides a movie experience with images up to eight stories high and wrap-around digital surround sound. 

Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 - 707 Seventh St. NW Washington, DC (202) 393-2121. Located next to the Verizon Center, the 14-screen theater offers stadium-style seating and a wide selection of films. Gallery Place is located just steps from Chinatown and a variety of dining options. 

Samuel C. Johnson Imax Theater - National Museum of Natural History - 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC (202) 633-4629.  Located inside the Smithsonian museum, the theater provides a movie experience with images up to eight stories high and wrap-around digital surround sound.


William G. McGowan Theater - National Archives - 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC (202) 501-5000.  By day, the 290-seat McGowan Theater shows a short film about the National Archives. By night, the theater shows documentary films and serves as a forum for exploring the great issues of American history.