Prepare yourselves, indie film geeks. The West End Cinema, a once-vacant theater located at 2301 M Street NW, will open on October 29.
The theater’s website, which launched this week, promises “art house, off-the-beaten-path kinds of films.”
During it’s opening weekend, the theater will screen Howl, an Allen Ginsberg biography starring James Franco; Budrus, the story of a Palestinian community that unites to save its village; and Gerrymandering, a documentary about the political and electoral outcomes of census taking. On Halloween weekend, the theater will host a midnight screening of Let Me In, the American adaptation of the Let the Right One In.
During the theater’s opening weekend, the directors of Budrus and Gerrymandering will also join audiences for question and answer sessions.
West End Cinema will offer discounts to seniors ($9), students ($9), military ($8), and children ($8). General admission tickets will cost $11, while matinee tickets will cost $8.