Posts Tagged ‘Josh Levin’

Movieng On: West End Cinema’s Old Competitors and D.C.’s New Film Houses

Netflix, E Street Cinema, and a tiny Mount Pleasant spot set to screen vintage cuts

West End Cinema Has Roger Corman Fever

It's all about schlock this weekend at the West End Cinema, where Corman's World, a documentary about B-movie king Roger Corman, is set to open tomorrow. Here's what Washington City Paper film critic Tricia Olszewski had to say about the documentary:
Corman’s not all sharktopusses and 60-foot centerfolds, which, along with the parade of commentators recollecting and singing his praises, [...]

Hearing Runs Gamut on Film Office, but Popcorn Tax Is Still Unpopular

The D.C. Council's Committee on Small and Local Business Development yesterday held a top-to-bottom hearing on the operations and objectives of the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development. Although the panel's chairman, Vincent Orange, D-At Large, called the proceeding a "roundtable" two issues stuck out: the financial status of the film office's incentive program [...]

Gray Proposes Popcorn Tax Along With Major Overhaul to Film Incentive Program

Earlier this afternoon the Washington Business Journal reported that Mayor Vincent Gray is proposing a new vehicle to help finance the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development's longterm goal of enticing a movie theater chain to build a multiplex east of the Anacostia River. In legislation introduced in the D.C. Council by Chairman Kwame [...]

West End Cinema Opening Friday, but Pardon Their Dust

Many movie theater owners probably don't take a personal hand in cleaning and maintenance, but when I arrived at the otherwise drab 2301 M Street NW this morning for a preview of the new West End Cinema, there was co-owner Josh Levin was outside scrubbing the patio clean of construction-related detritus.
Levin, who partnered with the [...]

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