Going on vacation doesn’t have to mean missing out on the latest film chatter (especially not around Oscar season!). Check out our recommendations for the best places to go to the movies in DC: 

E Street Cinema

This subterranean Gallery Place theater shows an array of critical darlings, so come here to win your Oscar pool and form your opinions on which of this year’s Sundance hits are worthy of praise. Head over here early and help yourself to a drink from the lobby bar, which pours out an array of wines from local Virginia wineries as well as foreign producers.

555 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
(202) 783-9494

AMC Loews Georgetown

After spending a day getting lost in the alleys of quaint Georgetown, treat yourself to a night at the theater. This Georgetown staple is a classic cinema that shows the latest blockbuster flicks and serves butter popcorn that’ll take you right back to your childhood. Best of all, the theater hosts occasional nostalgia screenings of movies like Ghostbusters, so keep an eye out for an old-school favorite.

3111 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 342-6033

Regal Cinemas Gallery Place 14

This 14-screen theater located right next to the Verizon Center is your go-to spot for a midnight screening. The huge theater complex features all the top Hollywood movies, so this is the place to go on a big holiday weekend with the kids in tow.

Gallery Place, 701 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 393-2121

West End Landmark Theater

If you’re trying to plan out a date night, here’s our tip: schedule dinner at the West End’s Indian jewel, Rasika, then pull out all the stops at this indie theater that lies steps away. Impress your date by picking out a critically acclaimed movie at this cozy boutique theater.

2301 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037
(202) 534-1907

Atlantic Plumbing Cinema

Located in the super-cool Shaw neighborhood, this theater is distinctive for its ridiculously comfortable seating as well as its cool clientele. You’ll love getting to pick from the array of independent documentaries and foreign films on offer. Duck out afterwards for a drink at any of the nearby local bars and restaurants, like Hazel and Declaration.

807 V St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 534-1965