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Last updated on November 13, 2017.




Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Landmark E Street Cinema
E Street NW betw 10th & 11th
Mon, November 13 - 7pm

We have admissions for up to 60 Members & 1 guest via E-Pass. To get your pass, use 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.



A darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated. Fox Searchlight. Opens Nov. 17.

CAST: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell Lucas Hedges, Abbie Cornish

DIR/WRITER: Martin McDonagh



The Man Who Invented Christmas

Regal Majestic
900 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD
Wed, November 15 - 6pm - note start time

We have been offered admissions via RSVP. To RSVP, use the link in your e-mail. Wait for confirmation to attend.

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



THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. The film shows how Charles Dickens mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today. Bleecker Street (1hr 44min). Opens Nov. 22.

CAST: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Miriam Margolyes, Simon Callow, Jonathan Pryce

DIR: Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day)



The Disaster Artist

Landmark E Street Cinema
E Street NW betw 10th & 11th
Wed, November 15 - 7:00pm

We have admissions for up to 50 Members & 1 guest 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.



With The Disaster Artist, James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau - an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable - into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero's best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy's cult-classic disasterpiece The Room ("The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made"), The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend - and no limit. A24 (98 min). Opens Dec. 1.

CAST: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Josh Hutcherson, Alison Brie, Zac Efron and Ari Graynor

DIR: James Franco


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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