AED Globe Theatre

1907 Florida Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20009

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squadoosh
squadoosh on July 3, 2014 at 10:54 pm

That was the KB-Cinema.

51jc56jg
51jc56jg on February 1, 2014 at 6:05 am

I want find out if someone remember’s the movie theater that was located on 5169 Wisconsin Ave.I only saw two movies there- The Exorcist(1973)and Raiders of the ark(1980).

RSM3853
RSM3853 on December 28, 2013 at 8:30 pm

More films that played at the Embassy Circle from 1977 through spring 1980. 02/09/77The Sentinel 03/30/77Demon Seed 05/11/77The Car 06/15/77A Bridge Too Far 11/16/77Semi-Tough 02/01/78Liz 02/08/78Coma 03/22/78Blue Collar 04/26/78FM 05/24/78American Graffiti ® 06/14/78Jaws 2 10/04/78The Sound of Music ® 10/25/78The Wiz 06/06/79Phantasm 07/11/79Jaws ® 07/25/79The Wanderers 08/08/79Americathon 08/15/79Star Wars ® 09/05/79The House of Crazies 11/07/79The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh 02/15/80Cruising 03/28/80Jesus

mcpierogipazza
mcpierogipazza on July 10, 2013 at 7:48 am

I liked this as Visions, which included a cafe and bar, but then the E Street cinema opened and seemed to ciphon off a lot of their business.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on December 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Is it still open? I don’t find a website.

Giles
Giles on February 24, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I didn’t realize this, but the theatre has reopened as the AED Globe Theatre – as a multi-use space:

“On Friday July 24 (2009), the new AED Globe Theater in Washington, D.C. will open to the public with a benefit concert by three-time Grammy Award-winning singers Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The performance will help raise funds to support Ghana CEDEM, a Ghanaian NGO dedicated to improving the quality of education for Ghana’s children.

“Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s presence at the AED Globe Theater offers the community a chance to see superb performers in an intimate setting,” said Stephen F. Moseley, President of AED. “These talented musicians will be celebrating our new theater and AED’s place in the community and world.”

“This theater will host cultural programs, films, and discussions to encourage dialogue and bring the local community, and communities around the world, closer together,” Moseley added."

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a few films of this year’s Environment Film Festival will be shown next month (March) at the theatre.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 20, 2010 at 5:04 am

I sent you another e-mail today let me know if you got it,it concerns the x-rated policy, I found a site that backs up my theory.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 20, 2010 at 3:11 am

i hope to see your Pictures on soon School is out in Augusta on friday So maybe she will get them on.I am still waiting for Nick to put a bunch of Pictures and ads on.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 20, 2010 at 3:09 am

You probably got out before NC-17 hit.If i ever the find the post.it had to be on LOEWS Theatre i will let you know so you can comment about what the guy said.“LOEWS had a policy of no X-rated movies”.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 19, 2010 at 12:55 am

Well Mike as I said before I do not know of LOEWS policy on X rated films,but I worked both of these shows at both theatres and they were rated X I was there,who ever made those comments may have worked for LOEWS earlier than I did,this was in the late 70s and they may have revised their policy or just showed these a an experiment,also I do not remember us playing any NC-17 films.I am not confused about this issue.Remember LOEWS has been around over 100 years now and I am sure they changed their policys over the years as other chains did too.

Local619
Local619 on May 19, 2010 at 12:52 am

Last time I was in the Embassy booth they still had twin Century JJs. Another plus to working the Embassy was that the booth entrance was around back in the alley, very private.
Saw Apocalypse Now there.. first run.. handed a program like a stage show.. great show.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 19, 2010 at 12:17 am

You think if Loews had a policy on X -rated you guys wouldn’t have shown X. I think I got out before the NC-17 rating. I am pretty sure GCC never played one Nc-17, however,I know Plitt played a NC-17 movie at National Hills or either it was UA at the time. Some crazy foreign film I think.Can’t think of the title.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 18, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Well we did show both of these as an X did not do hardly any business and they only ran for 1 week.As I said this was the only X rated movie we showed in my time I do not know about other cities.These movies would be rated R today,and they were far from XXX.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 18, 2010 at 11:51 pm

i have read on a few Loews Theatre sites that CT members have written that Loews would not show X-rated fare,I wish i could remember now on what Loews theatre i read that post.
I have the pressbook from “HEAVY TRAFFIC” we showed it on a Late show with a R-rating.Don’t know if it had been cut or changing times and morals.

carolgrau
carolgrau on May 18, 2010 at 11:49 pm

Embassy was a dream job, Century 35/70 JJ' and a Christie platter.in a single screen theatre,, could'nt beat it…And who really cares about what sound was in it Randy,,, It did have dolby and not everyone is perfect…

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 18, 2010 at 10:03 pm

No Mike we hardly ever showed X but we did show Last Tango in Paris at the LOEWS CRESENT and a cartoon X rated movie called HEAVY TRAFFIC at the LOEWS MELROSE once The LOEWS MADISON did not show this movie although the MADISON and MELROSE always ran day and date.THis was the only time I remember that they did not run the same program.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 18, 2010 at 7:02 pm

I keep reading that LOEWS had a policy of no X-rated movies in their theatres. I counted several, unless they were re-cut to the R-rating.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 9, 2010 at 12:25 am

Too bad there are no photos.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 9, 2010 at 12:24 am

Another Loews that I have ever heard of.

randytheicon
randytheicon on June 13, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Belated reply to JodarMovieFan: the sound system was called Dolby Stereo Spectral Recording, not Dolby Spectrum. “Dolby SR” was an advanced noise-reduction system. I saw “Robocop” at the Embassy as well, specifically to experience Dolby SR; however, the sound quality didn’t seem to be anything special – in fact, it was a little on the muddy side.

Giles
Giles on February 17, 2009 at 3:50 pm

“One thing about current advertising that I absolutely detest is the way they will have an ad for a movie but no longer list where the movie is showing. You have to call a number or check the internet. I remember back, in the day, when they had format listings; Dolby Digital, DTS, DLP and even a 70mm marqueed box to denote those extra special presentations.”

I cant stand that either, but even info at the actual theatres have become a tad non-informative. I was at Reston yesterday and I noted that the Reston theatre marquee denoted everything as being Dolby Digital, is nothing being released in 6.1 Dolby Digital EX anymore (I saw/heard ‘Toy Story 2 there as such, wow!) DC’s only 8-channel SDDS system was only at Union Station – I assume it’s no longer there. SDDS was briefly at the Avalon for 'Das Boot’. Gallery Place I thought had at least one auditorium with Dolby Digital EX sound (?). For some of us, who want this type of information on choosing which theatre to see/hear a movie, becomes near difficult at times.

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on February 17, 2009 at 3:27 pm

I doubt the screen was larger than 40'. Of course, the nostalgia of moviegoing remains, I’d still think twice about venturing out into that neighborhood given the lack of parking and crime. It would have to be something truly special if I’m going to travel into town from MD.

Ron, I am like you when it came to reading Variety, but being a big younger, it was the early 80s that I started. I enjoyed reading the local (Washington DC) area section for movie grosses. Sadly, they stopped that around..and I’m guessing at this, the late 80s to early 90s? It was especially interesting to note the seating capacities of the various venues, too. It wasn’t hard to figure out tickets sold by doing some simple math.

One thing about current advertising that I absolutely detest is the way they will have an ad for a movie but no longer list where the movie is showing. You have to call a number or check the internet. I remember back, in the day, when they had format listings; Dolby Digital, DTS, DLP and even a 70mm marqueed box to denote those extra special presentations.

Giles
Giles on February 17, 2009 at 3:18 pm

what’s unfortunate about the DC film scene, was that DC was one of only a few cities, that was featured in Variety, and got foreign/independent films listed alongside New York City and Los Angeles. DC was one of THE top film markets in the 70/80’s when it came to film releasing. As of now, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco have all superceded DC as a key market for movie distribution.

Giles
Giles on February 17, 2009 at 3:11 pm

as I recall I think I saw ‘Robocop’ there as well.

Ron3853
Ron3853 on February 17, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Anyone from Washington who can answer this? I live in Pittsburgh. I just have always been into DC theaters since I read the Variety listings each week back when I was a kid in the 60s.