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Washington DC Movie Theaters: A Complete Guide


It’s time to go to the movies and enjoy all the latest new movie releases out now in theaters! This week, we’re focusing on Washington DC movie theaters.

In a city as big and bountiful as Washington DC, there are so many local movie theaters near you to choose from that it can be hard to know where to start. Just searching “movie theaters near me” is overwhelming AF––what’s the difference between one theater and another? Is it worth the trek across town to go to one local movie theater with reclining seats versus the one around the corner? Do I want to ball out and get drinks served at my seat, or keep it chill at an independent movie theater with drinks and unique food offerings? With several movie theaters within the Washington DC area, it’s no wonder you don’t know where to start!

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Don’t worry, we’re here to help make your decision easier. We’ve narrowed it down to 10 of our favorite local movie theaters in Washington DC to help you make the most of your Washington DC movie theater experience.

Grab some movie theater popcorn and get comfy as we dive into our [Washington DC] movie theater guide!

Not in Washington DC? Check out all of our other local movie theater guides here. Want one for your city? Let us know on Twitter.


Washington DC Movie Theaters: AMC Loews Georgetown 14

AMC Theaters have come a long way from the days of 35mm projectors and the old traditional concession items. Also, with the passing of time comes the emergence of new technologies. There’s digital projectors, doing away with the old reel to reel, and reel to platter projectors. Now nearly all theaters are using digital projectors making the breaking down of prints a thing of the past. But that isn’t all that’s changed. Now theaters are upgrading their seats from seats that fold, to seats that recline, and this AMC is no different. They now have plush signature recliners that make relaxing while watching your favorite film the most luxurious experience possible.


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With seating out of the way, let’s move our focus to the foods you’ll want to enjoy upon your next visit. The AMC Georgetown 14 not only has your classic favorites such as popcorn and nachos, but they began including things like pizza, fries, and burgers. As if those were enticing enough to get you back to the cinema, we;d be remiss if we failed to mention the oh-so popular MacGuffin’s Bar. Here you’ll be able to purchase many of your favorite spirits and beer. Plus, you can take with you to your auditorium. So, best to arrive early, grab your grub and head on in. You don’t want to miss the coming attractions. 

Location is key to making your theater going experience a memorable one. The AMC Georgetown 14 has that on lock. In the heart of Georgetown, near many various shops and hotels, including the Ritz Carlton Georgetown. This theater features plenty of parking underground, as there is limited parking on the street, again, this is Georgetown. Theater patrons can enjoy validated parking (2 hour minimum) whenever they visit. However, the the cost of parking is $10 if not validated. The AMC Georgetown also features many of the same things as many other theaters. This includes assisted listening devices, sensory friendly films, and mobile ticketing for those in a rush.

We love this Google reviewer’s thoughts: “I used the online option to purchase my ticket, as well as popcorn and a drink.  That made it very easy to move through and pick up my snacks.  The theater recliners are plush with options for a foot rest. Watching our movie was great!”

AMC Georgetown 14

3111 K St NW

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Washington, DC 20007

Washington DC Movie Theaters: AMC Courthouse Plaza 8

If quaint and cozy is what you are looking for when you go to the movies, then you’ve come to the right theater. While the AMC Courthouse Plaza 8 doesn’t have all of the IMAX screen that seems to be all the rage these days, they do have are the luxury recliners, mobile ordering and digital projection for the best movie going experience. The AMC Courthouse 8 offers discounts for students, seniors, and military, as well as discounts on matinees and Tuesdays.


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Location, location, location…If it’s the best location possible then look no further than the AMC Courthouse Plaza 8. Surrounded by everything from restaurants, to apartment complexes and hotels, the AMC Courthouse Plaza 8 is within walking distance to all of them. Guests visiting Washington DC on vacation, or for business will be able to unwind after a long day by heading over to the AMC Courthouse Plaza. Take in a show in one of there 8 air conditioned theaters. The perfect way to end your day!


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There are various different reasons why we may all decide to go to the movies, from a relaxing day with friends and family, to a date night with your partner, there is something