The Lincoln Theater, courtesy of Mr. T in DC

This is a wonderful idea. Financially-struggling Lincoln Theater will be screening its first movie in quite some time: Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, starting yesterday.

The Lincoln has Landmark Theatres to thank for these screenings (who doesn’t love E Street?). Screenings are at 1, 4 and 7:30 p.m. daily through Jan. 18. There will also be 11 p.m. showtimes on Friday and Wednesday nights.

I’m excited to see a movie in the Lincoln, and hope that this is something they will do on a regular basis.

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The Lincoln Theater, courtesy of Mr. T in DC

This is just getting to be too much. The Lincoln Theater, on the National Register of Historic Places, is in danger of closing. While perhaps not surprising, given the Lincoln Theater has relied on funds from the DC government to stay alive and hasn’t been profitable, it’s still a blow to the area. Jim Graham and theater leadership have had emergency meetings regarding the theater’s funding and the feasibility of it staying open. Graham announced via Twitter last night that they will hold a meeting announcing the future of the theater today at 1 pm.

Stay tuned folks, we’ll see what happens.

UPDATE: Aaron Morrissey, editor of DCist, is tweeting from the meeting that the Lincoln Theater will close at the end of the year if they don’t received additional funding.