Six screens will light at Landmark Theatre’s Atlantic Plumbing Cinema near the U Street for the first time ever tonight. The theater chain celebrated the opening with a glitzy — and dimly lit — party last night.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Councilmembers Brianne Nadeau (Ward 1) and Vincent Orange (At-Large) were among the high-profile guests at the party at the 10,000 square-foot theater located on the ground floor of the new Atlantic Plumbing apartment building at 807 V St. NW.
Guests at the invitation-only event ate popcorn and sipped kettle corn-flavored old fashioneds while exploring the cinema. The theater is decked out with a full bar and patio seating, and moviegoers will be able to bring drinks from the bar into their theater.
Landmark CEO Ted Mundorff gave Bowser a tour of the theater and commented that the theater’s opening shows how much the U Street area has changed over the past decade and will draw even more people to the area.
Want to catch a flick? All six of the cinema’s screens will show “Steve Jobs” tonight starting at 8 p.m.
Landmark Theatres — which also operates the E Street and Bethesda Row cinemas here in D.C. — announced today its anticipated new Atlantic Plumbing Cinema (807 V St. NW) will open next Thursday, Oct. 15.
The new cinema’s theaters will be decked out with plush leather seats, large screens, digital projection and Dolby 7.1 surround sound. Like at the theater chain’s other locations, patrons will be able to order food, cocktails, wine and craft beers to enjoy during the show.
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