This Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 pm, there is a public meeting
being hosted by ANC commissioner David Garber about the proposed movie theater at the Yards
developer Forest City Washington will be there, plus their planners and architects. Also in attendance will be what Forest City took pains to emphasize to me is the prospective
theater operator, because no deals have been signed, and because (as we all found out with Vida Fitness), Forest City never confirms a specific tenant until a lease has been executed. (They're not even naming who this prospective operator is in advance of the meeting.)
There will be some draft images of potential designs for discussion and feedback, but this is earlier in the process than these sorts of presentations are often given, so don't be looking for firm plans just yet.
As I wrote when this news first broke in September
, developer Forest City Washington is working on bringing a theater operator offering an "elevated experience" to land currently controlled by DC Water
along First Street SE between Nationals Park
and the Yards, along with residential and retail. But the deal with DC Water for the site is still not finalized, let alone the theater lease, so none of this is happening next week.
The meeting is at 200 I Street SE
(aka 225 Virginia Avenue, aka the old Post Plant, aka the old Star Plant) at 7 pm.