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 November 14, 2019

Format: 11/14/2019
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.

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.

Tornado Alley Poster

Tornado Alley 3D

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

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.

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.

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

Coming Soon

Elephant Path Poster

Elephant Path - Njaia Njoku

An indelible tale of friendship and commitment set against the luminous beauty of the Central African Rainforest.

Jingle All the Way Poster

Jingle All the Way

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this hilarious comedy as a father desperate to buy that must-have present during a frantic Christmas Eve shopping spree.

Friday, November 29, 2019
Muppet Christmas Carol Poster

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol is guaranteed to put you in a holiday spirit that will stay with you forever. Enjoy the incredible spectacle of Kermit the Frog as Bob Crachit, Miss Piggy as Emily Crachit and Michael Caine as Scrooge.

Love Actually poster

Love Actually

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Thursday, December 5, 2019
White Christmas Poster

White Christmas

Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
It's a Wonderful Life Poster

It's a Wonderful Life

George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback.

Die Hard Poster

Die Hard

New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for.

Saturday, December 14, 2019
National Lampoon's Christmas Vactaion poster

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house dec

Elf poster

Elf

(Part of the Holiday Film Festival)

Saturday, December 21, 2019
A Chtistmas Story Poster

A Christmas Story

Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal

Sunday, December 22, 2019
Best Man Holiday Poster

The Best Man Holiday

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

Saturday, December 28, 2019
Trading Places Poster

Trading Places

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Saturday, December 28, 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.