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Ten-Screen Movie Theater Coming to NoMa

Landmark Theatre – JBG copy

Landmark Theatres is planning to open a 10-screen movie theater in NoMa, with an anticipated opening in fall 2016.

The cinema will be part of the Capitol Point development by the Chevy Chase, Md.-based JBG Companies, which is located at the corner of New York Avenue and N Street NE and will also include a 200-room Hyatt Place hotel that is currently under construction, as well as residential, retail, and office components.

JBG announced the move in a press release this afternoon. The theater will occupy about 31,000 square feet. It joins a growing cinema scene in D.C., with a 16-screen theater planned for the Capitol Riverfront.

The theater will have feature a full-service bar and the ability to reserve seats. It'll be the third Landmark theater in the D.C. area.

Rendering courtesy of JBG

Comments

  1. #1

    this is awesome!

  2. #2

    With no parking, of course. Because in DC, the Millenials believe everyone should ride bikes on dinner dates and theater outings, even in the snow, dark and rain.

  3. #3

    Or, you know, ride the metro that stops two blocks away, or one of the many buses that serve North Cap or NY Avenue. If you're really that tied to your car, there are 7 lots and garages within 2 blocks.

  4. #4

    Of course, that area couldn't possibly be used for low income housing or anything that could possibly benefit the poor. I'm surprised it's not another ridiculous coffee or eatery serving overpriced weird food combinations.

  5. #5

    Reneesimone, tax monies generated from economic activity in NoMa can be used for things like housing with some subsidized units mixed in, job training, etc.

  6. #6

    @Corky, or you could go to one of the many movie theaters in the region surrounded by acres of parking. This one will only attract the millennials (and, apparently, me, since I never drive to the movies despite being old enough to be a millennial's father), plus maybe a hardy handful of older people willing to suffer through a two block death march through NOMA's perpetual winter, and if that's not enough to be profitable the theater will just go out of business.

  7. #7

    WAS THIS THOUGHT OUT?
    A 10 SCREEN THEATER THERE?
    I'M ALL FOR IT BUT SEEMS LIKE AN ODD LOCATION.
    IS THIS A BUILD IT THEY WILL COME SCENARIO?

    I HOPE IT WILL NOT BE CAVERNOUS LIKE UNION STATION WAS.

    ISN'T GALLERY PLACE LESS THAN A MILE AWAY WITH BETTER NEIGHBORHOOD AMBIANCE?

    WHO ARE THEY GOING TO OFFER JOBS TO?
    THE TYLER HOUSE CREW OR CHUCK TAYLOR WEARING MILLENNIAL'S?

  8. #8

    They need to keep it safe.

    Gallery Place theaters quickly became a crime hotspot.

    See http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/12/AR2010081206841.html

    People aren't going to pay for luxury reserved theater seating if they have to run a gauntlet to get to the front door.

    But I think the project could work well in this location. There is certainly a need for a movie house in this general area.

  9. #9

    @NOODLEZ, Landmark usually operates smaller screens showing movies for niche audiences, so it's not likely to compete with Gallery Place for customers. A movie showing at Landmark NoMa won't be showing at Gallery Place and vice versa.

  10. #10

    Reneesimone, tax monies generated from economic activity in NoMa can be used for things like housing with some subsidized units mixed in, job training, etc.

    The irony here is that republicans are often criticized (especially Romney) for their trickle-down approach to generating growth.

    Started from the top now we here....

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