Not quite in our neighborhood, but nearby and pretty cool: Landmark Cinemas, who run the E Street Cinema downtown, are opening a movie theater Oct. 15 in the new Atlantic Plumbing building at 807 V Street NW.
The theater will be nice, with leather seats, reclaimed wood, Dolby surround sound and such, and will have food and alcohol like at E Street. DCist calls it "fancy-pants."
They're hosting a free open house on Monday, October 12, where they'll have free popcorn and soda and will be showing the Marx Brothers movie Duck Soup. The theater will open for regular business at 8 pm on Oct. 15, and Steve Jobs will be the first movie. The theater's Facebook page is here.
Atlantic Plumbing is a new complex with retail, restaurants and condos (including a Warby Parker store) -- and kind of looks like a milk crate to me.
That area is really blowing up lately with new buildings, and there's also a Whole Foods planned for nearby. One of my buddies has a theory that all these fancy new buildings mean that the 9:30 Club's days are numbered, but I hope that's not the case.