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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Smithsonian Theaters is proud to present a Totally 80's Film Fest! Coming this September to the Warner Bros. Theater at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. Follow our Facebook and Twitter pages as we reveal the totally tubular lineup.

Showtimes for August 22, 2018

Format: 2018-08-22
Crazy Rich Asians Poster

Crazy Rich Asians

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

Tornado Alley Poster

Tornado Alley 3D

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

Star-Spangled Banner Poster

Star-Spangled Banner Anthem of Liberty 3D

Witness an epic battle during the War of 1812, when the sight of a gigantic American flag flying over Fort McHenry inspired the lyrics that became our national anthem. 

Pandas Poster

Pandas 3D

Pandas are beloved around the world, and now they are coming to the screen in the original film “Pandas,” a breathtaking documentary adventure and amazing experience for the whole family.

National Parks Adventure Poster

National Parks Adventure

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.

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.
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.

10:30am

Coming Soon

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Totally 80's Film Festival

Smithsonian Theaters is proud to present a Totally 80s Film Fest! Coming this September to the Warner Bros. Theater at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.

Opens on Thursday, September 13, 2018

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.