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10-Screen Movie Theater Coming to NoMa in 2016

Highbrow films are coming to the fast-growing neighborhood.

Landmark Theatres plans to open a ten-screen multiplex in Northeast DC’s continuously under construction NoMa neighborhood. The theater, which Landmark aims to open by late 2016 (just in time for awards season), will be a retail anchor at Capitol Point, a mixed-use development being built along New York Avenue by the development firm JBG.

The theater will be Landmark’s third in Washington, after its eight-screen venues on E Street, Northwest, in downtown DC, and in Bethesda. In addition to Landmark’s usual slate of independent flicks, foreign features, and highbrow mainstream release, the NoMa multiplex will feature a full-service bar and 3D projection.

Besides the 31,000-square-foot movie theater, JBG’s Capitol Point development will include another 44,000 square feet of retail, 600 residential units, a 200-foot Hyatt hotel, and 1 million square feet of office space. Securing Landmark to anchor the project also gives DC something of a movie theater boom. A mixed-use development at Navy Yard being built by Forest City will include a 16-screen theater when it opens, possibly also in 2016.

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Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.