Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Movie Theaters Come to NoMa & the Florida Market
Rendering courtesy of Edens
Lately it seems like you can't read the paper without stumbling across a big news story for our area. First it was Whole Foods coming to H Street. Then it was a ten screen Landmark movie theater in NoMa (WaPo). Now it's an Angelika Film Center in Union Market (WaPo). Though this is certainly a big change, it doesn't come as a total shock. A little over a year ago I spoke with one of the Edens team members behind Union Market (1309 5th Street) & he mentioned that they'd love to see a movie theater there. Plus, they have held several outdoor movies projected on the side of Union Market. The Washington Post article describes the location of the new theater as immediately north of Union Market. I imagine that means it will sit on top of the old market sheds site. The sheds are the earliest iteration of the Florida Market at its current location. They were erected when the vendors first relocated due to the demolition of the old Central Market to construct the National Archives. The new building will feature housing above the movie theater. Delivery in 2015. The times, they are a'changing, no?