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Last updated on December 9, 2017.




Ferdinand

AMC Mazza Gallerie
5300 Wisconsin Ave NW
Sat, December 9 - 11am - daytime screening

We have admission for up to 60 members and guests via E-pass. To get a pass (for up to 4), go to the link in your e-mail. You must print and bring the pass for admittance.

All screenings are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED for everyone attending. Seating is not guaranteed and is limited to theater capacity.



FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can't judge a bull by its cover. Inspired by the beloved book "The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson. Fox (1hr 32mins). Opens Dec. 15.

VOICE CAST: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Cannavale, Peyton Manning, Gina Rodriguez, Miguel Angel Silvestre, David Tennant, Flula Borg, Jerrod Carmichael, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Juanes, Boris Kodjoe, Karla Martínez, Jeremy Sisto, Sally Phillips

DIR/WRITER: Carlos Saldanha



The Greatest Showman

AMC Hoffman
206 Swamp Fox Rd, Alexandria, VA
Sun, December 10 - 10am - morning screening

We have admission for up to 60 members and guests via E-pass. Use the link in your e-mail to RSVP (to admit from 1 to 4). You must print and bring the pass for admittance.

All screenings are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED for everyone attending. Seating is not guaranteed and is limited to theater capacity.



"The Greatest Showman" is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, "The Greatest Showman" tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. With songs by Academy Award winners & Tony Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen). 20th Century Fox (1hr 45mins). Opens Dec. 20.

CAST: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya DIR: Michael Gracey



Downsizing

Regal Majestic
900 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD
Tues, December 19 - 7pm

We have passes for up to 80 members and a guest to attend via E-pass. Use the link in your e-mail to get a pass. You must print and bring the pass for admittance.

All screenings are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED for everyone attending. Seating is not guaranteed and is limited to theater capacity.



Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek and wife Audrey decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community - a choice that triggers life-changing adventures. Paramount Pictures (2hrs 15mins). Opens Dec. 22.

CAST: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Neil Patrick Harris

DIR: Alexander Payne


General Screening Information

WHAT IS A PREVIEW? Before movies open, local ad agencies generate publicity with advance screenings. Washington, DC Film Society members are a popular target audience for previews, since we create good "word of mouth" for a film. Sometimes we have an entire theater to ourselves, but most of the time we share a theater with an audience holding passes that the ad agencies have distributed through radio stations, newspapers, an local establishments. In the past, the Film Society has hosted numerous special events as well.

AM I GUARANTEED A SEAT? No! Seating for previews is always on a first-come, first-served basis. Why? First of all, sometimes more members than we have passes to give out will show up at a particular screening. Also, the ad agencies always give out more passes than there are seats in the theater. The theater is always overbooked because at least 20% of pass holders don't show up. If everyone shows up, the theater could be full before you get in. Even if we have an RSVP screening (see below), arrive early to ensure a seat.

WHAT ABOUT RSVP SCREENINGS? When we have very few passes, we still want to offer the screening to as many members as possible, yet want to avoid turning many people away. When this happens (30 passes for two or less), we will sometimes have an RSVP system set up. Please follow instructions in the e-mail for RSVP screenings.

WHEN YOU GET TO THE THEATER: Each member must bring a valid membership card to the screening and show it to the Film Society staff person at the theater to receive a free pass.


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