AMC Loews Georgetown 14

3111 K Street NW,
Washington, DC 20007

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AMC Loews Georgetown 14

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The AMC Loews Georgetown 14 is located on K. Street between Wisconsin Avenue and 31st Street as part of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, residences and commercial complex. Metro operates busses from Foggy Bottom and Roslyn Metro stops.

Rising from the theatre’s industrial-styled lobby is the restored 175 feet tall red brick smokestack from the historic Georgetown incinerator. The incinerator was built in 1932 and closed in 1971. It was designed by David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group. There is a view to the Potamic River from inside the theatre.

All auditoriums have stadium seating, luxury seats and digital surround sound. The largest four auditoriums seat 300 and the smallest auditoriums seat 100.

The 67,000 square feet theatre was under construction for two years before opening on November 29, 2002. It became part of AMC in January 2006 with the merger with Loews.

Contributed by Howard B. Haas

Recent comments (view all 21 comments)

Giles
Giles on July 26, 2016 at 6:56 am

has anyone been here recently – are they renovating more than one auditorium currently? what are they improving?

Giles
Giles on October 14, 2016 at 4:06 pm

well that took forever, but the Dolby Cinema screen has opened as of this week with ‘The Accountant’ – shame that it’s not an official Dolby color graded movie.

Giles
Giles on October 19, 2016 at 5:05 am

went over today to check it out, it’s a fixed ‘floating’ scope framed screen, therefore any flat (1.85) movie will be centered and have black borders on the side of the image. It’s a medium sized auditorium and unlike Tyson’s the walls separating the rows are not set too high, thus allowing you to hear the rear center channels of sound. While ‘The Accountant’ is neither a Dolby Vision movie nor mixed in Atmos, it really didn’t provide what ‘Vision’ promotes, the dark levels look grey and not inky black. The sound though has considerable punch, notably with the guttural ‘gun’ shoots – sound in my mind is set too high for the size of the auditorium, voices sounded pushed way too forward and the action scenes can be slightly punishing, but unlike Tyson’s which has serious audio calibration issues, volume level here at Georgetown seems to be the only problem.

FAShaffi
FAShaffi on December 2, 2016 at 5:38 am

Giles,

Good to hear that it is a scope screen. While I did enjoy Tyson’s Dolby Cinema when I went to see X-Men there, I wish it had been a scope screen, or at least had masking. I’m going to try to check out this Georgetown screen if they’re playing La La Land in a few weeks.

theatrefan
theatrefan on December 2, 2016 at 11:45 am

I hate fixed width & height screens, with no adjustable masking. Regal tends to do this a lot now. They will have a scope film playing on a flat screen with bars on the top and bottom, it looks terrible, so those the pillar-boxing you described. How much lazier can these huge chains become?

FAShaffi
FAShaffi on December 3, 2016 at 12:15 am

yeah it’s becoming a huge problem at most newer theaters that have opened in the last few years (mostly Regal and AMC), it really takes away from the experience for me personally when there is no masking.

Movieholic
Movieholic on February 4, 2017 at 8:16 pm

I too have noticed a lack of masking for the some of the movies I’ve seen recently at AMC and Regal cinemas. I have to agree it is lazy and kind of annoying. I can tolerate it to a certain extent but what puzzles me is these same theaters used to adjust the screen prior to the show starting so it would be masked properly. It doesn’t look that difficult but I could be wrong.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on February 4, 2017 at 9:46 pm

Newer theaters & remodels by Regal (such as the Majestic Silver Spring) lack masking for all screens, a deliberate, stupid policy that ruins the moviegoing experience! Cinemark is also doing so at some or all of their theaters nationwide. No curtains, bad. Digital projection, not as beautiful as 35 or 70mm. Lack of masking, though- unacceptable. I am patronizing movie theaters that use masking, for now.

Movieholic
Movieholic on February 14, 2017 at 7:10 pm

Amen to that Howard. I don’t mind digital projection. I won’t say it’s better than 35 or 70MM but think it looks significantly better in 2D than 3D. But I don’t think proper masking is asking for much, especially what we’re paying for ticket prices today.

Giles
Giles on February 14, 2017 at 11:20 pm

I noticed this while down at Charlottesville, at the Regal Stonefield Stadium 14, that the new screens are what the industry refers to as ‘floating screens’ and sadly are fixed at 1.85, thus any scope movie is nestled in the middle of the screen and essentially letterboxed – one word: yuck!

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