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. Find out what's playing, get showtimes, and purchase tickets online for movies in Washington DC. 

Movie Theaters

  • AMC Loews Georgetown 14 - 3111 K St. NW Washington, DC. 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. 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. 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. The historic theater, located in Cleveland Park, dates back to 1936.
  • Angelika Pop-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. 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. 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. 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. 
  • William G. McGowan Theater - National Archives - 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC.  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.