‘Day 238: E Street Cinemas’
courtesy of ‘InspirationDC’
I absolutely love going to see movies. The more the merrier is my opinion when it comes to movie theater real estate, especially if the theater is quaint and has some personality.
According to The Georgetown Voice and the West End Flyer, the Inner Circle triplex will reopen the West End Theater at 2301 M Street NW this fall. The Circle West End first opened on April 12, 1985 and later closed in 2004.
When the theater re-opens, it will feature “first-run independent films, art house, documentary, and remastered classic films.”
I will bring the tickets if you get the popcorn (and Twizzlers please)!
courtesy of ‘FredoAlvarez’
DC has all sorts of weird land left over where the grid of street meets up with diagonal avenues. In many places, these intersections have been altered to create circles, triangles, and squares. Pierre L’Enfant originally envisioned these squares to be focal points of nearby neighborhoods, providing a place for residents of a particular state to set up shop in the Nation’s Capital. Today, many of these circles and squares fulfill L’Enfant’s vision of neighborhood focal points. Here are our five favorites:
Number 5: Stanton Park. Stanton Park is located in the Near Northeast part of town, at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue NE. It was another original L’Enfant creation and was originally called Reservation 5. The park was named after Lincoln’s Secretary of War, Edward Stanton, after the Civil War (though interestingly, the statue in the center is not Stanton but Nathanael Greene, a Revolutionary War hero).