AMC Loews Uptown 1

3426 Connecticut Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20008

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cineramafan
cineramafan on April 2, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Happy Birthday, “2001: A Space Odyssey!”

PeterApruzzese
PeterApruzzese on April 1, 2018 at 5:25 pm

Howard – 70mm used to have five backstage speakers: Left, Left/Center, Center, Center/Right, and Right. The mixers eventually used those channels on the prints for subwoofers, so many theatres took them out.

veyoung52
veyoung52 on April 1, 2018 at 3:05 pm

Channels two and four in six-track mixes and their associated loudspeaker placements became obsolete in the nineties.

markp
markp on April 1, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Weinstein installed the 70MM equipment for Hateful 8. Warner Bros bought most of it when Dunkirk was coming out last summer. I highly doubt that any of the equipment would be removed from a theatre somewhere to be installed here.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on April 1, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Giles, are you saying there is only a center channel behind the screen? and, left and right speakers exist but to the actual left and right of the screen?

It would be cool if the curtain’s motor would be replaced or fixed so a curtain could be used again including classics like 2001 in 70mm…..the way I saw it the last time, in the year 2001.

Giles
Giles on April 1, 2018 at 3:23 am

^^ while they’re at it put back the left/center, right/center speakers behind the screen that were removed years ago.

MarkDHite
MarkDHite on March 31, 2018 at 5:29 am

WB installed 70mm in several theatres to show The Hateful Eight. How cool if they would do that at the Uptown for 2001. Just dreaming.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on March 2, 2018 at 3:09 pm

Thanks, JodarMovieFan. I should have realized the 70mm projectors would be gone. It would be so great to see it again on a real Cinerama screen – unless they got rid of that too?

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on March 2, 2018 at 5:42 am

Bill, that would be so awesome. On the other hand, the 70mm projectors are gone, so if they do decide to show it here, it would be in 4K Digital. The only other close 70mm auditoriums would be the AFI Silver (so so past presentations), Library of Congress and maybe the MPAA theater(?).

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on March 2, 2018 at 1:29 am

Does anyone know if the Uptown is planning to show “2001: A Space Odyssey” during its 50th anniversary year? In 1993, the 25th anniversary, they showed it for a week. The movie had its world premiere at the Uptown on April 2nd, 1968.

Giles
Giles on January 13, 2018 at 5:27 pm

apparently there was a December edition with ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and ‘Elf’ – who knew ?? (I’m slipping here). For the record last weekend’s movie was ‘Sing’ (I love that movie).

Myrna38717
Myrna38717 on January 13, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Yes, they’ve put it together with the Cleveland Park Business Association: https://www.cpcadc.org/wp-content/uploads/WEEKEND-MORNING-SHOWS.pdf

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on January 13, 2018 at 12:23 pm

Big (1988) at 10 AM today at the Uptown. Is there a family classic series on weekend mornings?

MikeRadio
MikeRadio on January 7, 2018 at 4:47 am

This is AMCs ONLY single screen theater.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on December 23, 2017 at 3:29 pm

A former Uptown projectionist who has commented on this page, tells me that until c. 1986, the Uptown’s giant letters on the facade had always spelled out the name in a manner that I think would’ve been like this “U….Up…Upt…Upto…Uptow…Uptown…..U….”

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on September 2, 2017 at 1:09 pm

“Close Encounters of the Third Kind 40th Anniversary” (the new 4k restoration only in theaters for one week) is being shown now here. So far as I recall, the 1st classic in many years!

Giles
Giles on August 21, 2017 at 1:46 pm

in response to jeffpiatt – there is a ADA certified restroom on the main floor.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on August 20, 2017 at 9:54 pm

Hello-

in reference to sguttag’s comment. many of the most beloved movie theaters across the country were built as very grand neighborhood theaters and only became exclusive 1st run venues years later. for instance the Coronet in San Francisco only became 1st run with the Todd-AO roadshow premiere of Oklahoma in 1955.

sguttag
sguttag on August 18, 2017 at 8:14 pm

Sure, by the 1950s it was 1st run. But it didn’t start out that way.

richmurphy
richmurphy on August 18, 2017 at 7:29 pm

The Uptown was first-run long before the downtown movie theatres closed. I still have the three ticket stubs my parents and I had for the reserved seat run of SOUTH PACIFIC there.

jeffpiatt
jeffpiatt on August 10, 2017 at 5:25 am

if anything it should get upgraded to Dolby Cinema. Apparently Dolby requires the recliners now for there PLF spec as the seats have a link to the sound system. https://www.amctheatres.com/dolby

The major upgrade is to make it ADA certified as the bathrooms are up a staircase with no lift. if there lucky they have the space to upgrade it to Dine-in other wise it might get stuck on the low traffic Classic brand.

Giles
Giles on August 5, 2017 at 5:09 pm

Reclining seats are the LAST thing this theater needs – what a way to cheapen the theaters grandeur – all it needs is a carbon copy of what was done at Seattle’s Cinerama theatre

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on August 5, 2017 at 2:21 pm

I hope they put in reclining seats and reserved seating in addition to the updated Uptown sign. It' a true cinema treasure.

sguttag
sguttag on August 5, 2017 at 4:05 am

It was a sub run theatre. It was “Uptown” because it wasn’t “Downtown”. It became 1st run as the grand downtown theatres closed and people moved further out.