Film Programs

An ongoing program of classic cinema, documentary, avant-garde, and area premieres occurs each weekend. Programs are free of charge, but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Films are screened in original formats. Doors open approximately 30 minutes before each show. Programs are subject to change. The Gallery is affiliated with the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF).

While the East Building is undergoing renovations, screenings take place in the following locations and the venue for each film is noted. For more information, visit, e-mail, or call (202) 842-6799.

WB      National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall
            7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20565

FR        Embassy of France
            4100 Reservoir Road NW, Washington DC 20007

NA        National Archives, McGowan Theater
             7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20408

AH        National Museum of American History, Warner Brothers Theater
             14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
             Washington DC 20001

PG        National Portrait Gallery, McEvoy Auditorium
             8th and F Streets NW, Washington DC 20001

AU       American University School of Communication
            Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building
            4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20016

Please see our accessibility page for information on services for the hearing impaired


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Quarterly Film Calendar

The current quarterly Film Calendar is also available in PDF format. Call (202) 842-6799 for recorded information or contact us by e-mail at to add your name to the mailing list.

Summer 2014 Film Calendar
July–September (PDF 475k)

Spring 2014 Film Calendar
April–June (PDF 528k)

Winter 2014 Film Calendar
January–March (PDF 1.5MB)

Fall 2013 Film Calendar
October–December (PDF 741k)

Summer 2013 Film Calendar
July–September (PDF 705k)

Spring 2013 Film Calendar
April–June (PDF 815k)

Winter 2013 Film Calendar
January–March (PDF 742k)