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April 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

ArcLight Cinemas Closing Permanently, Including Westfield Montgomery Location 

ArcLight Cinemas is permanently closing all locations after shutting its doors more than a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with locations in Boston, Chicago and California, there was one ArcLight theater in Maryland — at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. It first opened its doors in 2014. Theaters in Montgomery County were […]

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March 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

AMC Theatres Reopen Friday for First Time in Over a Year

For the first time in over a year, movie theaters and live performance venues in Montgomery County are allowed to reopen. Gov. Larry Hogan first closed theaters in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He announced they could reopen at 50% capacity effective March 12, with health measures in place. In Montgomery County, theaters […]

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March 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

AMC Movie Theaters to Open March 26

AMC Theatres announced that beginning Friday, 98% of its U.S. theaters will be open for business. Four area AMC theaters are opening Friday and three more open on March 26, including in Gaithersburg and Wheaton. More than one year ago on March 16, 2020, Gov. Larry Hogan announced an executive order to close all bars, […]

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March 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Filmmaker Natalie Harris is Cannes Festival Emerging Showcase Finalist

Filmmaker Natalie Harris, born and raised in Silver Spring, is a Cannes Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Showcase finalist and recipient of the Directors Guild of America’s Student Film Award for her short film: Pure. Harris graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in May 2020; she submitted “Pure” as her thesis project. […]

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June 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Eighth Annual Bethesda Film Fest Goes Virtual

The eighth annual Bethesda Film Fest will be virtual.  The festival features four mini-documentaries from regional filmmakers. The films can be viewed for free online using the password “bup456.” You can only watch until the day of the film fest, Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. At that time, the filmmakers will hold an online discussion […]

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June 10, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Blair Witch Video Game To Be Released in August

A ‘Blair Witch’ inspired game is coming to Xbox One and PC Aug. 30. The 1999 horror film, Blair Witch Project was shot at Seneca Creek State Park in Montgomery County as well as in Burkittsville, a historic town in Frederick County. “This brand new first-person psychological horror game will return players to the dreadful […]

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May 3, 2019 | Carolyn Raskauskas

Local Avengers: Endgame Fans Try to Avoid Spoilers (NO SPOILERS HERE)

A week and a half since its release, Avengers: Endgame continues to shatter box office records around the world. While millions have flocked to theaters to see the blockbuster, many folks have not had a chance yet to see the latest Marvel movie. The challenge for those people has been avoiding spoilers which – because […]

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February 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Establishments That Served the Black Community in Montgomery County in 1958

Montgomery County wasn’t featured in a historical Green Book publication, but according to Montgomery County Historical Society, in 1958, there was a list of safe places in the county for the black community to visit. The organization sent MCM a document compiled by the NAACP’s Montgomery County Branch in May 1958 that showed places that […]

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August 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Summer Outdoor Film Festival Begins Friday in Silver Spring

The American Film Institute of Silver Spring kicks off its second, annual Silver Screens outdoor film festival this Friday at Veterans Plaza. The movie, Back to the Future Part II, begins at 8 p.m., rain or shine, and movie goers should bring their own seats. “Thanks to the generosity of our own American Film Institute, […]

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August 4, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 4, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 4, in Montgomery County: 1. SUV Concerns: The Montgomery County Department of General Services is monitoring the county’s fleet of Ford Explorers for cracked manifolds. 2. Pesticide Ban: Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Terrence McGann has ruled against Montgomery County’s pesticide ban. 3.  Library News: Meet Anita Vassallo, the […]

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