The Uptown Theater, also known as The Uptown or AMC Loews Uptown 1, is a historic single-screen movie theater in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
Opened on October 29, 1936, the theater has hosted many Hollywood premieres and is widely considered "the best screen" in its metro area. The theater was designed by architect John Jacob Zink, whose firm designed over 200 theaters across the United States. Nothing remains of the original decor. The theater originally seated 1,120, but a $500,000 renovation in 1996 decreased capacity to 850.
The Uptown has a curved, 70 feet (21 m) long and 40 feet (12 m) high screen, one of the largest in the area.