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 will host a full roster of public programs, from new and repertory film screenings, lectures, and concerts, to expansive film festivals. The Warner Bros. Theater will provide 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.

Showtimes for November 21, 2017

Format: 2017-11-21
No films for this date

Coming Soon

The Polar Express Poster

The Polar Express

A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Opens on Saturday, December 2, 2017
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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.