LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — A six-screen movie house is in the works near the 9:30 Club, and it’s the latest on a growing list of new theaters planned for D.C.
The announcement came Wednesday from Landmark Theatres, which now has two new cinemas planned for the District.
The first, announced in November, will be in the NoMa area, at 33 New York Avenue. The theater coming to the U Street corridor will be part of the Atlantic Plumbing mixed-use development project.
Two other theaters in the pipeline, according to the Washington, DC Economic Partnership, are The Angelika Film Center at 5th Street and Neal Place in Northeast and Showplace Icon Theater at 1st Place and N Street in Southeast.
There are currently 20 operational movie theaters in the city. That includes venues like the Lincoln Theatre on U Street that primarily hosts live performances and the National Gallery of Art’s auditorium, which is usually used for lectures and other educational programs.
When finished, the four new theaters will inflate the amount of cinemas in the city by 20 percent.