Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Whoa: small indie movie theater with bar planned for Mt. Pleasant

This sounds great: the Post reports that two guys in Mt. Pleasant are planning to open an indie movie theater at 3107 Mt. Pleasant Street NW. Called Suns Cinema, it's the brainchild of David Cabrera and Ryan Hunter Mitchell, who leased the former Simple Mobile cell phone store after hosting a number of movie screenings at their shared apartment. Mitchell also owns Eastern Confederate, a hair salon across the street.

They plan to have a 40-seat theater and show classics and eclectic movies, citing The Goonies and Alfred Hitchcock, and hope to get a liquor license to serve beer and cocktails as well as movie snacks. They hope to be open in the summer.

I have to say I'm pretty excited. It reminds me of Visions, a similar (though multi-screen) theater on Florida Avenue north of Dupont -- it showed older movies and cult hits, like Monty Python and Rocky Horror, and had a full bar. It closed in 2004 and was a great, super fun place, and the city has been missing something like it for quite some time. In fact, a movie theater has long been part of the "What We're Missing" series of posts on this very blog!

I hope this place works out! They're also planning on doing a Kickstarter, more on that when I hear about it. They also have a nascent Facebook page.

Here's me right now:


  1. Update - the kickstarter is open! Very exciting for Mt. Pleasant and lovers of film and drinks. Going to support now...

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