National Museum of American History

Warner Bros. Theater

American History Museum

14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW

Washington, DC

The National Museum of American History is committed to exploring the legacy of American cinema as well as how film culture shapes how we perceive ourselves as Americans. This theater allows Smithsonian Theaters to provide visitors with new and exciting opportunities to explore the art of film in a stunning and intimate 261-seat jewel box venue. This theater hosts a full roster of public programs, from new and repertory film screenings, lectures, and concerts, to expansive film festivals. The Warner Bros. Theater provides our most intimate and personal experience to date among our theater venues, and offers state-of-the-art digital 2D & 3D and 35mm film presentations.

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Showtimes for September 18, 2019

Format: 09/18/2019
Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition

APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the moon.

There are no more showtimes for this movie today. Please view the movie page for more information.
Superpower Dogs Poster

Superpower Dogs 3D

Experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world's most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes.

There are no more showtimes for this movie today. Please view the movie page for more information.
America's Musical Journey Poster

America's Musical Journey 3D

America’s Musical Journey, celebrates the unique diversity of cultures and the creative risk-taking that characterize America, as told through the story of its music. 

There are no more showtimes for this movie today. Please view the movie page for more information.
D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D Poster

D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D

June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France.

There are no more showtimes for this movie today. Please view the movie page for more information.
Tornado Alley Poster

Tornado Alley 3D

Using a fleet of specialized vehicles, two missions are launched to capture the birth of a tornado.

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National Parks Adventure Poster

National Parks Adventure 3D

MacGillivray Freeman's National Parks Adventure takes you on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.

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We The People Poster

We The People

The museum’s signature film We the People is a 20-minute celebration of the national ideals of democracy, opportunity and freedom.

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Coming Soon

The Miracle of Morgans Creek Poster

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

Join us for a rare screening of one of the most outrageous films in American history, The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek.

North by Northwest Poster

North by Northwest

A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies.

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Psycho Poster

Psycho

(1960) A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Saturday, September 28, 2019
The Birds Poster

The Birds

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

Sunday, September 29, 2019
Dial M for Murder Poster

Dial M for Murder 3D

A tennis player frames his unfaithful wife for first-degree murder after she inadvertently hinders his plan to kill her.

Sunday, September 29, 2019
Hocus Pocus Poster

Hocus Pocus

26 years ago, a charming little film about the Sanderson sisters put a spell on us. Now it’s time to let your witch flag fly! Join us for a 35mm screening of this cult classic + a party that’s sure to have you dance, dance till you die!!!

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Getting Here

The use of public transportation, including taxis, in Washington is recommended. Metrorail, Washington's subway system, and Metrobus link the city with nearby communities in Maryland and Virginia. The Federal Triangle and Smithsonian stations, on Metrorail's Blue and Orange lines, are located near the Mall. Every subway station is equipped with an elevator and most with escalators. Visit Metro's website for more information.

Parking is limited to street parking and commercial lots and garages. For more information, view our parking map (PDF).

Reserved parking near the National Museum of American History can be purchased ahead of time through Parking Panda.