While AMC Loews is undoubtedly a national chain, the AMC Loews Uptown 1 on Connecticut Avenue is anything but your typical movie multiplex. Originally named the Uptown Theater, it was opened as a Warner Brothers in 1936 and was one of DC’s grandest movie houses, with an ornate lobby, 840-seat theater, and giant screen.
Over the years, many red carpet premieres and screenings of restored classics have been held at the Uptown, which is the last of DC’s movie palaces still showing first-run films. Happily, this means local moviegoers can enjoy a bit of the old Hollywood glitz and glamour while catching the newest releases. It’s true that there’s only one screen at the Uptown, so movie offerings can seem rather limited, but the theater’s curved screen and state-of-the-art sound system makes this an ideal place to see an action, sci-fi, or adventure movie.
Planning on catching a flick this weekend, Cathedral Commons? Check out the theater's website for showtimes!
AMC Loews Uptown 1
3426 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008