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Here’s an update on safety repairs:
Demolition plans under discussion:
Here’s an update on rejuvenation plans:
Opened seventy-seven years ago today, on November 19th, 1936. This was during the eight-year period in which the Capitol had dropped stage shows for an “Everything on the Screen” policy.
Opened on March 25th, 1932, as the Roxy’s Easter holiday presentation.
Views of the Georgetown and other theatres in the district can be found here:
Refurbishment news and a related video can be found here:
The Maryland has been declared safe enough to continue in operation:
Numerous vintage and recent images can be viewed here:
Stage choreographer Ernest Belcher was the father of future dancing star Marge Champion, who turned 94 in September. More about them here:
Advertised on May 3rd, 1926.
Opened on August 9th, 1965, and continued through the Labor Day holiday and until the end of September, with record-breaking business throughout.
Opened on April 3rd, 1929. Irving Berlin wrote the movie’s title song, which he performed on stage that night during the festivities.
Have the Post and Newsday merged? In any case, does one need to be a subscriber to read the entire article?
The El Capitan was the first purpose-built “legit” playhouse in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles.
Published on May 3rd, 1926.
Published on May 2nd, 1926.
Opened on November 17th, 1932…“The Music Box,” in which Laurel & Hardy must move a piano to the top of a hill via a steep staircase, is considered one of their masterworks and won an “Oscar” for the best comedy short of 1931-32.
Opened on the night of June 4th, 1930. Marion Davies, star of “The Florodora Girl,” was guest of honor, with Eddie Cantor as grand master of ceremonies. A list of expected celebrity guests is provided on the left side of the ad, with names in random order.
Advertised forty-six years ago today, on November 17th, 1967.
The Figueroa had its grand opening on the night of November 13th, 1925, with the world premiere of Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Road to Yesterday.” I’ve posted an ad and architectural sketch in the Photos Section.
Opened on the night of November 13th, 1925.
The Rivoli had its grand opening on December 28th, 1917.
Opened on August 3rd, 1933, with feature film, stage show, and chapter 3 of the “Tarzan the Fearless” serial with Buster Crabbe.
Opened simultaneously with the WB Downtown on August 3rd, 1933. Different vodvil acts, of course.