Behind D.C.'s Movie Theater Boom

Guest Host:

Jennifer Golbeck
Behind D.C.'s Movie Theater Boom

Over the next few years, the number of movie screens in the District will double. We explore the theater resurgence and find out how the new venues will change moviegoing in the District's neighborhoods.

Over the next few years, Washington, D.C. will get 40 new movie theater screens, nearly doubling the city’s current number. It’s a renaissance that developers say is a response to the district’s shifting population, and residents say fills gaping holes left by key closures at venues like Union Station. We look at the movie theater resurgence, find out what moviegoers can expect from the new venues and explore how the theaters will impact their surrounding neighborhoods.

Guests

Anthony Gittens

Founder and Festival Director, Filmfest DC

Steve Boyle

Managing Director, Edens

Aaron Wiener

Staff Writer, Author of the "Housing Complex" blog, Washington City Paper

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