The first moving picture, which depicted a horse running at full gallop, was quickly enhanced by the first special effects, which showed a horse exploding next to a 3-D spaceship. Enjoy advances in film with today's Groupon: for $10, you get any movie ticket, a medium bucket of popcorn, and a 24-ounce soda at Rivertowne 12 Cinemas in Oxon Hill (up to a $22.50 value).
The newly launched, independent Rivertowne 12 Cinemas projects Technicolor tales onto a dozen silver screens. Marvel as digital 3-D films break through the fourth wall with DTS and Dolby Digital high-definition sound, delighting children and adults, and terrifying movie-going chimpanzees. The celluloid sanctuary's showtimes run every day of the week, feeding cinephilic feenings. Snack on a bucket of popcorn and a 24-ounce soda while trained actors (previously recorded) perform the herculean task of enacting scenes at 30 frames per second, all while pretending to be people they aren't.
Rivertowne 12 Cinemas
At Rivertowne 12 Cinemas, children’s films, supernatural thrillers, comedies, and superhero blockbusters all share equal billing. Twelve auditoriums light their silver screens with 3D and digital projections, carrying audience members to other worlds so they don't blow their savings accounts while trying to make a space elevator.