WASHINGTON, DC — Why is WestGate Entertainment Districts iconic family movie theater no place to be for families and kids?
The entertainment district has been the center of family entertainment for decades, but now, as the number of children visiting the area has grown and the area is experiencing an economic boom, the family entertainment experience is being challenged by new technology and the arrival of a new generation of visitors.
As Westgate has become increasingly popular with the families of Washington, D.C., and other large metropolitan areas, the number and variety of children who visit the theater has increased dramatically, and the childrens’ visits have skyrocketed, with a record 1.7 million children visiting in 2016, according to the Westgate Corporation.
The number of families visiting the theater annually has grown from 6,200 families in 2016 to more than 15,000 families this year, according the Corporation.
“We’re seeing families go out of their way to get tickets,” said Cathy Schreiber, president of the Westport Corporation, which manages the entertainment district.
“They’re coming in with their kids, bringing them in with the children and getting them to the theater.”
Schreib added that the corporation is “working to get kids more into the theater,” but added that it is “not an easy job” and that “we have a long way to go.”
Westgate, located on a stretch of Washington Street that was the home to the entertainment complex from 1869 until 1963, is now a family-friendly venue with an open floor plan, wide-open spaces, and high ceilings.
The Westgate Family Movie Theater is the most visited movie theater in the District, and it has become a magnet for families from across the nation to attend family-oriented family entertainment events.
The theater was once home to an entertainment complex called Westgate Theater, which had been open since 1872.
In 2018, the theater reopened as a family entertainment complex, and Westgate Cinema, which opened in 2019, is one of the largest theaters in the nation.
The Westgate Cinemas is located in the same area where Westgate is now located.
The theater is now open to the public every Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and every Sunday at 9 p.y.
The theatre is free and open to all.
Tickets for the family-themed events are $15, and children 12 and under are free.
Westgate also offers an interactive interactive experience called the WestGate Family Family Concert Series.
Families can purchase tickets online, call (202) 582-3850 or visit www.westgate.com/familyevents.
Westport’s entertainment district is home to some of the most iconic and recognizable movies in the world, including “The Magnificent Seven,” “A Star Is Born,” “Frozen,” “Toy Story,” “The Great Escape,” “Tangled,” “Mama,” “Harry Potter,” “Sesame Street,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Dumbo,” “Rock of Ages,” “Pete’s Dragon,” “Cinderella,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Little Mermaid,” “Winnie the Pooh,” “Hobbit,” “King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table,” “Zorro,” “Brave,” “Ralph Bakshi,” “Jaws,” “E.T.,” “The Little Mermaid,” and many more.
According to the Corporation, the Westwood Entertainment District is one one of five entertainment districts in the country with the highest average attendance per capita.
Other entertainment districts include the Westchester Entertainment District in New York, the San Francisco Entertainment District, the Las Vegas Entertainment District and the Denver Entertainment District.
The entertainment districts have seen their populations grow rapidly in the past few years, with an increase in families visiting and the number attending family-centered entertainment events in the area, according a press release.
Adults can visit the theaters with their children by using their own ticket, and they can also visit the amusement park with their friends, family members and friends of friends.
WestGate also offers its own mobile app to allow families to visit the entertainment area with their mobile devices, as well as to rent the movies, television shows and other entertainment, and to purchase tickets and merchandise, which can be purchased online.
Children and teens can also purchase admission to the movie theaters with the Westwoods App, which is available on both Apple and Android devices.
Tickets are available for the movies at the West Gate, the AMC Grand Theatre, the Wanda Theatre, Westgate’s AMC Theater, WestGate Cinemas, and Wanda Cinemas.
Adults can purchase the tickets at the AMC Theatre.
Children ages 2-10 can also buy tickets for the AMC Theater.
The AMC Grand Theater and AMC Cinema are the two theaters where children 6-12 are