East Building Auditorium

4th Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20565

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Giles on August 28, 2017 at 8:01 pm

has anyone been here lately? This theater’s sound system never featured surround sound, or does it, with the museum renovations?

Giles on January 13, 2016 at 12:38 pm

as of a July article from an online story from the Washington Sun:


“After remaining dark for more than a year because of the ongoing renovations in the East Building, the Gallery’s Auditorium—one of Washington’s finest theater spaces—will open again this Saturday for free public screenings on weekends only.”

Giles on October 3, 2014 at 7:52 am

The entire East building of the museum is under renovations until it’s reopening in 2017. As a result the film series have been relocated to other theaters including the museum’s own West Building Lecture Hall.

On a technical note, the DLP system that is part of the theater’s system is a 2K Barco DP2000 digital projector.

Giles on June 24, 2013 at 8:29 pm

since this isn’t mentioned in the theater overview outside of the AFI Silver, the National Gallery can nearly screen every type of “film” presentation (except 70mm): 35mm, 16mm, HD-Cam, DCP, digibeta

Giles on June 24, 2013 at 8:20 pm

question: does anyone know what DCP unit/projector is being used for the digital projected films? I shot them a message via facebook awhile back and have never received a response [how rude!] While I won’t go into the esoteric films mentioned in the latest ‘Summer 2013’ guide – two DCP presentations stand out: ‘The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp’ – which for anyone who’s seen Criterion’s bluray is beyond stunning. ‘Glory’ which I assume is from the recent 4K scan is having a Washington premier on Sunday Sept. 15 with an introduction by director Ed Zwick.

CSWalczak on February 18, 2012 at 1:55 pm

No, the Warner Brothers Theater is a remodeling of the old Carmichael Auditorium within the National Museum of American History which is also on the Mall in Washington but not physically connected to the National Gallery of Art.

JackCoursey on February 18, 2012 at 4:01 am

Is this what is now called the new Warner Brothers Theatre?

HowardBHaas on December 25, 2008 at 8:31 am

Photo of the auditorium, side view:

Exterior of the building:
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Exterior from the side that faces the West Building: