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Landmark Theatres to open a six-screen movie theater near 9:30 Club. [Housing Complex]

Meanwhile, Ballston’s Regal theater closed because of a burst pipe. [ARLnow]

Chris Brown and his bodyguard reject plea deal. [City Desk]

National Book Festival will be held indoors this year. [Arts Desk]

Washington National Opera announces another new commission. [Post]

Ex Hex announces 2014 tour dates. [Arts Desk]

The green-paint vandal still unfit to stand trial. [DCist]

“Star-Spangled Banner” manuscript and flag that inspired it will be displayed together at Smithsonian. [AP]

Why more art museums may be free in the future [Modern Art Notes]

The five most intriguing moments in D.C. theater last year, according to Peter Marks [Post]

Remember how The Walkmen said their recent D.C. gig would be their last before a “pretty extreme hiatus”? It was a very unextreme hiatus. [Stereogum]