Friends You Haven’t Met: DC Film Society

18 Apr

Are you a film fanatic? Then might I suggest joining the DC Film Society. You have to pay to become a member, but then you receive invitations to movies before they are available to the general public. The group gets these opportunities by working with local ad agencies.

There’s no cost to go to the screening; the only catch is that you have to get to the theater pretty early—I’d say at least an hour in advance—to get a seat. It’s entirely possible that if you don’t get there early enough, you’d stand in line only to be turned away once the theater is full. (And getting to the theater right after work can be tough.) But just think of all the friends you can make while standing in line!

There are roughly 100 movie screenings offered each year, many of which are held at E Street Cinema downtown. Some of the screenings include Q&As with directors, actors and writers. As a member you’ll receive a monthly newsletter, which keeps you in the loop about all things film in DC. The DC Film Society also hosts an occasional film discussion group, called Cinema Lounge, at the Barnes and Noble near Metro Center. They discuss topics such as religion in movies, why bad movies get made and Oscar predictions. You don’t need to be a member to go to these meetings.

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