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 October 20, 2018

Format: 10/20/2018
The Wizard of Oz Poster

The Wizard of Oz

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.

A Star is Born Poster

A Star is Born

A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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

Practical Magic Poster

Practical Magic

(Part of the Halloween Film Festival)

Opens on Thursday, October 25, 2018
Hocus Pocus Poster

Hocus Pocus

The 6:30pm show is sold out. Another showing at 4:25pm was added due to popular demand.

Opens on Thursday, October 25, 2018
Shaun of the Dead poster

Shaun of the Dead

(Part of the Halloween Film Festival)

Opens on Friday, October 26, 2018
28 Days Later Poster

28 Days Later

(Part of the Halloween Film Festival)

Opens on Friday, October 26, 2018
The Mummy Poster

The Mummy 1932

(Part of the Hallloween Film Festival)

Opens on Saturday, October 27, 2018
Frankenstein Poster

Frankenstein 1931

(Part of the Halloween Film Festival)

Opens on Saturday, October 27, 2018
Dracula poster

Dracula 1931

(Part of the Halloween Film Festival)

Opens on Saturday, October 27, 2018
Beetlejuice Poster

Beetlejuice

(Part of the Halloween Film Festival)

Opens on Sunday, October 28, 2018
The Addams Family Poster

The Addams Family

(Part of the Halloween Film Festival)

Opens on Sunday, October 28, 2018
Young Frankenstein Poster

Young Frankenstein 1974

(Part of the Halloween Film Festival)
Opens on Sunday, October 28, 2018
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.

Opens on Saturday, November 10, 2018
Sgt. Stubby poster

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

(Part of the Veterans Day Film Festival. Will be showing at National Museum of American History.)

Opens on Saturday, November 10, 2018
A Solemn Promise, America's Missing in Action Poster

A Solemn Promise, America's Missing in Action

(Part of the Veterans Day Film Festival. Will be showing at National Museum of American History.)

Opens on Saturday, November 10, 2018
All Quiet on the Western Front poster

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

(Part of the Veterans Day Film Festival. Will be showing at National Museum of American History.)

Opens on Saturday, November 10, 2018
Brothers at War poster

Brothers at War

(Part of the Veterans Day Film Festival. Will be showing at National Museum of American History.)

Opens on Sunday, November 11, 2018
The Deer Hunter poster

The Deer Hunter

(Part of the Veterans Day Film Festival. Will be showing at National Museum of American History.)

Opens on Sunday, November 11, 2018
Discharged Poster

Discharged

(Part of the Veterans Day Film Festival. Will be showing at National Museum of American History.)

Opens on Sunday, November 11, 2018
Meet Me in St. Louis Poster

Meet Me in St. Louis

(Part of the Holiday Film Festival)

Opens on Saturday, December 1, 2018
It's a Wonderful Life Poster

It's a Wonderful Life

(Part of the Holiday Film Festival)

Opens on Saturday, December 1, 2018
Wonder Woman Poster

Wonder Woman

(Part of the Holiday Film Festival)

Opens on Saturday, December 1, 2018
A Chtistmas Story Poster

A Christmas Story

(Part of the Holiday Film Festival)

Opens on Sunday, December 2, 2018
Elf poster

Elf

(Part of the Holiday Film Festival)

Opens on Sunday, December 2, 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.