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 February 20, 2019

Format: 02/20/2019
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.
They Shall Not Grow Old Poster

They Shall Not Grow Old

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

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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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. 

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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.

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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

Superpower Dogs Poster

Superpower Dogs 3D

Join an immersive IMAX adventure to 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.

The Right Stuff Poster

The Right Stuff

The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

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.