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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:57 PM

Checking Checking. Movies at Union Station NO LONGER???

Please confirm!
Thx

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Reply Checking Checking. Movies at Union Station NO LONGER??? (Original post)
elleng Dec 2012 OP
Recursion Dec 2012 #1
elleng Dec 2012 #2
Recursion Dec 2012 #3
elleng Dec 2012 #4
Recursion Dec 2012 #5
elleng Dec 2012 #7
Recursion Dec 2012 #8
elleng Dec 2012 #10
Recursion Dec 2012 #11
elleng Dec 2012 #12
Recursion Dec 2012 #13
elleng Dec 2012 #14
Recursion Dec 2012 #6
elleng Dec 2012 #9

Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:00 PM

1. Since about 2009, I think?

It's a Johnny Rockets now.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:04 PM

2. I recall Johnny Rockets, but DON'T recall that the movies were also gone!

Darn, what's a Senior to do???

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:06 PM

3. Yeah, now that I think of it the JR was there; they just closed up the movie theater

Have you seen the upstairs of Union Station lately? Potbelly, Chipotle, one of those conveyor belt sushi places.

Supposedly NoMa will be getting a movie theater Real Soon Now; until then the closest one to the eastern half of the city is E Street.

Mostly I do the Uptown in Cleveland Park.

DuPont's theater is gone, Pentagon City's is gone, Visions is gone... everything is the big 100-screen stuff out in the burbs

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Response to Recursion (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:16 PM

4. DARN!

Did see Very Best Marigold ... on E.Street, and go to Avalon when I can.DuPont's is gone too??? Obviously have to get back into walking around town. DARN retirement!

Wanted to take a friend to Uno's upstairs, and to see the train downstairs, hence my question about movies.

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:22 PM

5. It's very different from even a couple of years ago

It's sort of the southern capstone of the NoMa development project (can we please beat whoever came up with that name? The neighborhood already had a name, Swampoodle, and it was a cool name).

Plus just a few blocks north there are some nice-ish restaurants between Mass Ave and NY Ave on 2nd St.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:29 PM

7. REALLY, wth IS NoMa???

like SoHo? etc???
Was in a 2d St. restaurant a few years ago, but worked at 12/Constitution and then 8th/Penn, so knew restaurants around there. AND VERY sad when French ? place at 12th/Penn closed, but that was too long ago!!! Great steak/frites!

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Response to elleng (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:31 PM

8. Yeah, it was meant to remind people of NoHo and SoHo. Have you seen the water tower?

There's a big water tower by the Greyhound station that says "NoMa". And the former NY Ave/Gallaudet metro stop is now just "NoMa". Sigh.

(That reminds me... my favorite brunch place in NYC is actually on Houston, so I call that area @Ho.)

The city's changing... I'm going to miss it, since I'm moving to Mumbai in the fall.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:33 PM

10. Mumbai!

VERY cool (I hope) for you! Doing what?
Friend I wanted to take to movie (and Uno's) is from Pakistan.

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Response to elleng (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:00 PM

11. Being a foreign service spouse

I'll mostly be working on my novel and making kites I sell on Etsy, I guess, since we don't have a reciprocal work agreement with India.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:07 PM

12. Good. Enjoy,

and let us buy your kites!

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Response to elleng (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:10 PM

13. I'll make sure to let you know when they're up on Etsy

Currently I'm "Capital City Kiteworks", but I found a better name for my next line from India, "Bandrami Kites". The Bengali word for monkey is "bandar", so "bandrami" is the Bengali word for "stuff a monkey does", or more colloquially "monkey business". I'll be sourcing natural materials from the subcontinent and hand-sewing everything.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:02 AM

14. VERY neat!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:24 PM

6. Oh, here's a cool DCist article about it

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Response to Recursion (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:31 PM

9. 'The church must now find a new home, which stinks for them.'

HA!

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