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The Matrix

Evening Film Screening

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1P0367

Slip on your sunglasses and leather coat and start building the excitement for the upcoming 15th anniversary of the eye-popping modern sci-fi classic The Matrix.

Experience it the best way—on the big screen at the Warner Bros. Theater—and follow Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne as they lead the fight against the mega-powerful computer programs devoted to quashing human rebellion in the 22nd century. Written and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski, this 1999 cyber-thriller has amazing special effects, a stellar cast, and plenty of edge-of-your-seat action.

Murray Horwitz, playwright, NPR broadcaster, and founding director of the AFI Silver Theatre, introduces the screening. Each guest receives a special boxed set of the Matrix trilogy, including the original and its sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.

Devoted to America’s film legacy and exploring how the American experience has been portrayed through film, the theater has been made possible through a gift from Warner Bros. Entertainment, a subsidiary of TimeWarner.  


National Museum of American History
Warner Bros. Theater
Constitution Ave., NW b/w 12th & 14th Streets
Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian