Notice: The Avalon is currently OPEN and our first shows of the day (11:15 MR. TURNER and 1:30 LEVIATHAN) will play as scheduled.

Showing Today Thu, Mar 5

New and Noteworthy

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Now Playing

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy reprise their roles in this entertaining follow-up to the original hit film.

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Leviathan
Oscar Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film!
Now Playing

A modern day retelling of the Biblical story of Job set in contemporary Russia. Kolia lives in a small town near the Barents Sea, in North Russia. Vadim Sergeyich, the Mayor of the town, wants to take away his business, his house and his land. As Vadim Sergeyich starts being more aggressive, Kolia asks his best friend Dmitri, a lawyer from Moscow, to help him, unaware that this would change his life forever.

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Mr. Turner
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Brilliantly directed by Mike Leigh (SECRETS & LIES, TOPSY-TURVY), MR. TURNER explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

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The Last Five Years
Ends Thursday!
Now Playing

In this adaptation of the hit musical, THE LAST FIVE YERS is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie (Jeremy Jordan), a young, talented up-and-coming Jewish novelist falls in love with Cathy (Anna Kendrick), a Shiksa Goddess and struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through song. Their story is told almost entirely through song as the film shifts backwards and forwards in time.

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Selma
Ends Thursday!
Now Playing

SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. Director Ava DuVernays SELMA tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

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Paddington
One Show Only!
Sat, Mar 7 at 10AM
Weekend Family Matinee

Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to dream of an exciting life in London. When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides to smuggle her young nephew on board a boat bound for England, in search of a better life. Arriving alone at Paddington Station, Paddington soon finds that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family.

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Born to Fly
One Show Only!
Wed, Mar 11 at 8PM
Film In Focus

Elizabeth Streb and the STREB Extreme Action Company form a motley troupe of flyers and crashers. Propelled by Streb’s edict that “anything too safe is not action,” these daredevils challenge the assumptions of art, aging, injury, gender, and human possibility. BORN TO FLY: ELIZABETH STREB VS. GRAVITY traces the evolution of Elizabeth Streb’s movement philosophy as she pushes herself and her performers from the ground to the sky.

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Two Days, One Night
One Show Only!
Wed, Mar 18 at 8:00PM
French Cinémathèque

Directed by two-time Cannes Palme D’Or winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne and starring Marion Cotillard, who received an Academy Award nomination for her role. Sandra (Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes before time runs out.

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Once Upon A Forest
One Show Only!
Sat, Mar 21 at 1:00PM
Presented as part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

Join Luc Jacquet and renowned French botanist and ecologist Francis Hallé on a spectacular journey to the top of the tropical rainforest canopy, the world’s “green lung.” This extraordinarily beautiful film was shot in an untouched region of the Peruvian Amazon and in Gabon. Using spectacular animation and drawing on extensive research, the film leads viewers into the depths of the tropical jungle and into the heart of life on earth.

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March of the Penguins
One Show Only!
Sat, Mar 21 at 10:30AM
Presented as part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
Weekend Family Matinee

Emperor penguins overcome formidable obstacles to return to their breeding grounds for mating season in this Oscar-winning film by Luc Jacquet. It tells the story of one year in the life of a flock – focusing on one couple in particular – as they trek across the Antarctic on a journey that invokes almost every major life experience: from birth to death, from dating to mating, from comedy to tragedy, and from love to fighting for survival.

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Hill Start
One Show Only!
Wed, Mar 25 at 8PM
Reel Israel DC

Israeli comedic-genius Shlomo Bar-Aba stars in this tragic-comic story of the bourgeois Geva family from Jerusalem. Following a car accident, the mother falls into a coma, leaving behind her a broken family – two kids, a husband and a daughter in-law to be – all willing to do anything for her to wake up. All the while, tempers flare, passions run high, a wedding looms and… a driving test is required.

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Woman in Gold
Opening Fri, Apr 3
Coming Soon

WOMAN IN GOLD is the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.

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Admission: $11.75 Adults, $8.50 Matinee Shows, $9.00 Seniors (62+), $9.25 Students, $8.75 Children (12 & under) and Military, $7.50 Avalon Members, $6.50 Seniors who are Avalon Members.
Same rates apply to Wednesday Signature Series programs. Avalon Members must purchase their discounted tickets at the box office.

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