Arts Desk

Lincoln Theatre Extends Dragon Tattoo

The Lincoln Theatre will show The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo for an additional week, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announced today. Yesterday's co-presentation with the Embassy of Sweden was supposed to be the film's final night at the U Street NW venue, but DCCAH says the film has been so popular, they're going to show it through Jan. 26.

In a press release, the commission—the theater's current overseer—calls Lincoln's Dragon Tattoo run "one of the strongest" in the District. That's certainly possible, since the theater seats more than 1,200 (three or four times the capacity of most D.C. theaters), but DCCAH has not released any box office numbers to support that. I requested ticket sales information from the commission and Landmark Theatres, and I will update if I hear back.

City Paper arts editor Jonathan L. Fischer saw Dragon Tattoo at Lincoln, and called the theater an "awkward" venue for movie showings—while it has fabulous potential, Lincoln could use more ticket windows, improved sound, and another option for ticket-buyers who get stuck in the back of the house.

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