The local movie theater scene is going through a bit of a renaissance. The past year has seen the opening of a number of indie movie theaters, from single-screen art houses to new Landmark locations. It’s only going to get better for local cinephiles, as new theaters (including a possible Alamo Drafthouse) are already in development. Of course, if your allegiance is with the megaplexes, there are still plenty of those around town, but for those looking for something with a little more culture, here’s a handy guide to the D.C. area’s indie movie theaters.

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Suns Cinema3107 Mt. Pleasant St. NW

Scene and Heard: Classic and cult favorites, art-house films, foreign films, midnight movies, Saturday morning cartoons.

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Angelika Pop- Up at Union Market550 Penn St. NE

Scene and Heard: New indie and foreign films, the occasional Hollywood blockbuster.

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AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring

Scene and Heard: Classic and contemporary cinema, film series, special screenings, cult favorites.

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Landmark West End Cinema2301 M St. NW

Scene and Heard: New indie, foreign, and Hollywood films.

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The Miracle Theatre535 8th St. SE

Scene and Heard: Second-runs of new movies, classic films, special events.

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The Avalon Theatre5612 Connecticut Ave. NW

Scene and Heard: New movies, indie and foreign films, film lectures, classic cinema favorites.

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Landmark E Street Cinema555 11th St. NW

Scene and Heard: New indie and foreign films, midnight movies.

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Landmark Atlantic Plumbing Cinema

807 V St. NW

Scene and Heard: New indie, foreign, and Hollywood films.