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 April 22, 2019

Format: 04/22/2019
Mo Better Blues Poster

Mo' Better Blues

Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives.
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.
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.

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.

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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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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

What's Eating Glibert Grape

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

After his father's death, Gilbert has to care for his mentally-disabled brother, Arnie, and his morbidly obese mother. This situation is suddenly challenged though, when love unexpectedly walks into his life.

Opens on  Thursday, April 25, 2019
The Departed poster

The Departed

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Opens on  Friday, April 26, 2019
Inception Poster

Inception

A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Opens on  Friday, April 26, 2019
The Great Gatsby Poster

The Great Gatsby

A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.

Opens on  Saturday, April 27, 2019
Blood Diamond Poster

Blood Diamond

A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

Opens on  Sunday, April 28, 2019
john abercombie poster

Open Land – Meeting John Abercombie

Amazingly authentic, the film "open land" offers an unforgettably intimate portrait of it's protagonist, jazz legend John Abercrombie who died in August 2017. This wonderful encounter is as poetic and atmospherically dense as Abercrombie's music.

Opens on  Monday, April 29, 2019
Harry Potter and the Sorcer's Stone Poster

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Poster

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry finds himself mysteriously selected as an under-aged competitor in a dangerous tournament between three schools of magic.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Poster

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him.

Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban Poster

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Poster

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince poster

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Poster

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Poster

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.

 

 

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald poster

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Magizoologist Newt Scamander joins forces with young Albus Dumbledore to prevent the devious Gellert Grindelwald from raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Poster

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures.

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.