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Our first meeting is this Sunday, Sept. 24! You can still sign up at the door on Sunday!
For 25 and a half years, the Cinema Club (originally called the Key Sunday Cinema Club) has operated in Washington, DC and is the original and longest-running chapter. The very first screening was of OF MICE AND MEN on October 4th, 1992 at David and Seena Levy's Key Theatre in Georgetown. After the Key Theatre closed in 1997, we met at the UA Bethesda theater for one year, the AMC Courthouse theater for six years, at Visions for one summer, then at the 4000 Wisconsin Theatre for a year and a half before finally settling at the historic Avalon Theatre in spring 2006. Professor/Film Critic Peter Brunette moderated our discussions and acted as Artistic Director -- even after moving to North Carolina to head Wake Forest's Film Studies Program -- from 1994 until until his untimely death in 2010. Today, we meet for two seasons out of the year (winter/spring and fall) at the Avalon for stimulating films and discussions moderated by David Sterritt, former long-time film critic of the Christian Science Monitor, and other esteemed guests. Join today to become part of Washington DC’s rich film history!
Moderator David Sterritt is chairman of the National Society of Film Critics, film critic of Tikkun, chief book critic of Film Quarterly, editorial board member of Cinema Journal and Quarterly Review of Film and Video,... Visit David’s page
Proudly hosted at the Avalon Theatre 5612 Connecticut Avenue NW • Washington, DC 20015
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directions or other theater specifics: (202) 966-6000