Best Place to Catch Up on Oscar-Nominated Flicks

The National Archives
700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, (202) 357-5000
Several local movie theaters offer marathon screenings of all the Best Picture nominees in the weeks before the Academy Awards. But if you want to see all the flicks nominated for Best Documentary Feature or Best Animated Short, your options are limited to a select few independent movie theaters in the region. Luckily, the National Archives simplifies this process by showing all the documentary feature, documentary short, live action short, and animated short film nominees in the days leading up to the big show in its roomy McGowan Theater, most of which have limited commercial runs, if they have one at all. Not only is a screening like this uncommon, it’s also free. All that’s missing is popcorn and Junior Mints.