2021 | Business

Bethesda Row movie theater to reopen Aug. 12 after 17-month pandemic closure

Three of Landmark’s Washington-area theaters have been closed since March 2020

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Bethesda Row is scheduled to reopen Aug. 12.

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Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema theater is scheduled to reopen Aug. 12, 17 months after closing because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The theater announced the date on its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon. Many movie theaters across the county reopened in late May, but Landmark’s three Washington, D.C.-area theaters — Bethesda Row Cinema, Atlantic Plumbing Cinema and E Street Cinema — have remained closed. 

Landmark sent out an email blast last month announcing that it planned to open one or more of its D.C.-area theaters by Aug. 13. Margot Gerber, Landmark’s vice president of marketing and publicity, told Bethesda Beat last month that some of Landmark theaters’ heating and cooling systems needed to be inspected, something that hadn’t happened during the pandemic.

Gerber added that Landmark hoped to reopen all of its three Washington-area theaters by the end of August. She could not immediately be reached for comment via phone or email Thursday morning.