Beloved DC Landmark the Newseum Recognized as March Location of the Month

Monday, March 2, 2015
Interactive museum provides one-of-a-kind venue for filming, movie premieres and special events

The DC Office of Motion Picture and Television Development is pleased to recognize the Newseum, located in the heart of downtown Washington, DC, as the March 2015 Location of the Month. This interactive museum, which features displays from both the news and media realms, has become one of the District’s most popular attractions.

The Newseum is a 250,000 square-foot museum located on Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and the US Capitol building in Northwest DC offering dramatic vistas of the National Mall. The seven-level building consists of 15 galleries, 15 theaters (including a 4-D theatre), several smaller interactive exhibits, two broadcast studios, and an expanded interactive newsroom. Additionally, the museum boasts a grand atrium, which features a high definition media screen where breaking news, historic news and documentaries can be found airing. The museum features grandiose exhibits such as its Berlin Wall Gallery, featuring the largest display to date of the Berlin Wall outside of its home in Germany, and The Today’s Front Pages Gallery, which showcases daily front pages from more than 80 international newspapers.

From movie premieres to special events, the Newseum has become one of the most sought-after venues in the nation’s capital for film and television production. Most recently the Newseum was the venue of choice for the premieres of feature film Fury (Sony Pictures), web series Alpha House (Amazon) and documentary Freedom Riders 50th Anniversary (PBS).

Formerly the home of ABC’s This Week, the Newseum’s high definition broadcast studio now houses Al Jazeera America's Washington, DC bureau, which also has editing facilities and office space in the Newseum. Al Jazeera America broadcasts its flagship newsmagazine show America Tonight and Inside Story nightly on weeknights from the studio.

In 2011, the DC Film Office launched the Location of the Month to bring attention to the wide range of varied, cinematically compelling locations that are available to film and television productions. Former Location of the Month recipients include the Howard Theatre in Northwest, the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center in Southeast, Maine Avenue in Southwest, and Union Station in Northeast.

To learn more about the Newseum and to view photos, please visit the Location of the Month feature on our website. If you are interested in using the Newseum as a future filming location, please contact us at [email protected].