THE HATCHET'S 2015 BEST OF NORTHWEST

Landmark E Street Cinema

BEST MOVIE THEATER

Location: 555 11th St. NW

Runners up: AMC Loews Georgetown 14, West End Cinema (now closed)

 

Everything about E Street Cinema is far from the norm. Its concessions include not only popcorn and soda, but also fastachi wasabi peas, tandoori chicken satays and espresso drinks. On Fridays and Saturdays, you can catch films like “The Maltese Falcon” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at midnight for “CinEinsomnia.” The more than decade-old theater near Metro Center also records podcasts of Q&As with the directors, writers and actors of newly released films.

 

Every day of the week, the eight-screen theater shows independent, foreign language and documentary films, like “The Salt of the Earth” about photographer Sebastião Salgado and “From Up On Poppy Hill,” a Japanese anime feature.

 

Tickets cost $9, and students receive a discount with their IDs.

 

- Brianna Gurciullo

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