Best Place to Catch a Free Flick

National Gallery of Art, East Building
4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, (202) 737-4215
The gorgeous National Gallery of Art theater, with its luxurious plush chairs, stadium seating, and giant projection, would be a bargain even if it cost as much as a seat at the E Street Cinema. Thankfully, your tax dollars already paid for it. Take advantage and drop in almost any afternoon for a free program that could range from certified classics to modern avant-garde works to a selection of obscure Polish cinema curated by Martin Scorsese (coming in April). And thanks to the ample legroom, you can watch a movie without feeling like you’ve boarded an airplane.