The first time you see a feature at the historic Avalon theater, you'll probably be a little overwhelmed by the splendor of it all. Here, you'll find first-run indies and recent foreign movies playing in the gorgeous ground-level theater, where the seats and walls are plush and even the ceiling has some painted flair. The popcorn here is really, really good — tied for first place, in our book — and the theater has all sorts of other goodies at concessions. Personally, we really dig The Avalon’s commitment to foreign cinema, including once-a-week showings of films from Greece, Israel, Czech Republic, and more.
The Avalon, 5612 Connecticut Avenue NW; 202-966-6000.
Photo: Courtesy of The Avalon/James D'Addio