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JackCoursey commented about AMC Loews White Flint Movies 5 on Feb 15, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Here and here are February 2008 photos of the White Flint Cinema.

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JackCoursey commented about Miracle Theatre on Feb 15, 2008 at 3:35 am

Ultra-Modern? The Miracle was nice, but even for its time I would not have tagged it “Ultra Modern”; Mod, yes. Cobb Centre fit closer to the Ultra-mod criteria in my book and the Georgia Cinerama set the standard. Still the Miracle and its twin sibling, the Toco Hills, were theatres of distinction and are greatly missed.

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JackCoursey commented about Theatre on Feb 14, 2008 at 3:35 am

Here is a photo from June 2007 of the The Theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about Strand Theater on Feb 14, 2008 at 3:25 am

Here is a photo from January 2008 of the Strand.

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JackCoursey commented about Tara Cinemas on Feb 13, 2008 at 9:56 am

When they made the modifications to the first auditorium it seemed like it only took a day or two. The screen in cinema one was moved forward a couple of yards and about ten or twelve rows were moved into this back stage cinema. I would love to see a photo of the original Tara auditorium when it was a single screen operation.

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JackCoursey commented about Allen Theater on Feb 11, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Here are photos from February 2008 of the former Allen Theatre: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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JackCoursey commented about Roth's Silver Spring West Theatre on Feb 10, 2008 at 7:39 pm

The Seco/Silver Spring West is still standing although it has been extensively remodeled both internally and externally (here is a photo of it from February 2008). The theatre is currently home to the Bethel World Outreach Ministries and you can see interior photos by going to their website then clicking on Events, then Events Photo Gallery.

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JackCoursey commented about Carver Theatre on Feb 7, 2008 at 6:42 pm

Here and here are photos from January 2008 of the former Carver Theatre which will soon to be the home for the Good Samaritan Foundation.

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JackCoursey commented about Penn Theater on Feb 7, 2008 at 6:38 pm

Here and here are January 2008 photos of the former Penn Theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about King's Palace on Feb 5, 2008 at 7:01 pm

Here is a February 2008 (not very flattering) evening photo of this magnificent structure.

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JackCoursey commented about Wheaton Plaza on Feb 3, 2008 at 7:04 pm

The original theatre was located in the general vicinity of where Target is now (11160 Viers Mill Rd). This Bernheimer theatre opened in 1962 as a single screen venue, designed by Edmund Dreyfuss, with a seating capacity of 590. Two additional screens were added on or around 1973 bringing the total seating capacity to 1,513. The theatre was demolished in 1986 and a new P & G seven screen cinema, designed by the Collins & Kronstadt-Leahy, and Hogan architectural group opened just south of the original theatre at 2300 Shorefield Road. The theatre was expanded to eleven screens in 1990.

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JackCoursey commented about Kennedy Theater on Feb 3, 2008 at 6:33 pm

Here, here, and here are photos from February 2008 of the former Kennedy. Although the façade is in immaculate condition, the interior has been completely gutted and converted into some sort of community/residential centre.

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JackCoursey commented about Plaza Theatre on Feb 2, 2008 at 10:47 pm

The Flickr photo is from the Debra Jane Seltzer collection. The theatre appears to be in operation at the time this photo was made and I do not know its current status.

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JackCoursey commented about Congress Theatre on Feb 2, 2008 at 7:32 am

Here and here are photos from January 2008 of the former Congress Theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about Colony Theatre on Jan 31, 2008 at 5:56 pm

I was in this area last week and could not locate any building with a 4935 Georgia Avenue NW address. There are a couple of structures in the 4900 block which kinda look like former theatres, but not with this street number.

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JackCoursey commented about Academy Theatre on Jan 30, 2008 at 5:45 pm

Here, here and here are January 2008 photos of the former Academy Theatre. Most of the original façade has been altered and there is nothing really distinctive about the auditorium/sanctuary.

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JackCoursey commented about Senator Theatre on Jan 27, 2008 at 8:27 am

Here and here are photos from January 2008 of what remains (façade only) of the Senator.

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JackCoursey commented about West End Cinema on Jan 26, 2008 at 7:29 pm

Here is a January 2008 photo of what remains of the theatre. The windows are covered with paper making it impossible to get a view of the interior. The marquee is still in place with the Cineplex Odeon logo covered over. The property is currently for lease.

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JackCoursey commented about Biograph Theatre on Jan 26, 2008 at 7:20 pm

Here is a night shot from January 2008 of the former Biograph.

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JackCoursey commented about Old Greenbelt Theatre on Jan 21, 2008 at 7:12 pm

From January 2008: 1, 2, 3

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JackCoursey commented about Park Theatre on Jan 21, 2008 at 6:59 am

Here is a January 2008 photo of the former Park Theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about Warner Theatre on Jan 21, 2008 at 6:12 am

Was there another Earle Theatre located at 517 13th Street?

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JackCoursey commented about Crown Aspen Hill Theatres on Jan 19, 2008 at 8:57 pm

This CVS Pharmacy currently resides in the space where the Aspen Hill Theatres once resided. Some of the records I have come across appear to indicate that the number of screens was expanded from two to four before its closure.

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JackCoursey commented about Viers Mill Theater on Jan 17, 2008 at 5:41 pm

Here are then and now photos of the former Viers Mill Theatre. The interior has be completely gutted and nothing, save for an old poster frame,remains of the theatre.

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JackCoursey commented about Avalon Theatre on Jan 15, 2008 at 5:25 pm

Here and here are photos from January 2008 of the Avalon. Great theatre, great staff, and great patrons. Help keep these neighborhood picture palaces alive and well by patronizing them often.