May We Also Suggest
A Red-Carpet Night with Oscar
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:45 PM
Connie Britton: Actress as Advocate
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:45 PM
This program is over -- Hope you didn't miss it!
Use the links in the left-hand column to find upcoming programs.
The Matrix
Evening Film Screening
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Text Size Decrease Increase Share/Save

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
Quick Tix Code: 1P0-367