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Last updated on July 30, 2016.




Florence Foster Jenkins

Wed, August 3 - 7pm - note start time
Regal Gallery Place
701 7th Street, NW

We have admissions for up to 50 members & 1 guest via online pass. To get your pass(es), go to the link in your e-mail. You MUST print and bring the pass for scanning and admittance.

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



The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. BBC Films (1hr 50min). Opens August 12.

CAST: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Nina Ariadna, Rebecca Ferguson

DIR: Stephen Frears



Hell or High Water

Mon, August 8 - 7pm - Note Start Time
Regal Gallery Place
701 7th Street, NW

We have admissions for up to 100 members & 1 guest via online pass. To get your pass(es), go to the link in your e-mail. You MUST print and bring the pass for scanning and admittance.

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



A story about the collision of the Old and New West, two brothers -- Toby, a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son; and Tanner, a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger -- come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land. The hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that powerful forces beyond their control have stolen from under their feet. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves in the crosshairs of a relentless, foul-mouthed Texas Ranger looking for one last triumph on the eve of his retirement. As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their plan, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the last honest law man and a pair of brothers with nothing to live for except family collide. CBS Films (1hr 42min). Opens August 12.

CAST: Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham

DIR: David Mackenzie (Starred Up)


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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