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An interesting design and the last of its kind in the metropolitan DC area. Some parting shots from 2008: 1, 2
How was the auditorium configured on this theatre; was it parallel with the lobby (similar to the Lefont Screening Room) or conventional (e.g. Cobb Cinema)? The site of cinema wasnâ€™t much larger than the dining area of a Waffle House.
A real shame! Although the interior had been gutted, there were still in place some very distinctive vestiges of its previous incarnation as a cinema showplace. Had this been a viable community, it might have been a great spot for Landmark to construct a multiplex art house in its shell. Although the property looked tired and haggard last time I saw it, it still had that rare architectural distinction one so rarely encounters.
A delightful boutique cinema! The venue staff is very affable, professional and diligent in keeping the place immaculate, inviting and comfortable. The original four auditoria are period pieces from the 1970s featuring large, wide screens. All of the auditoria feature excellent audio and video capabilities. Here andhere are 2009 photos of the Downtown West.
Here are 2009 photos of the former Westway Theatre: 1, 2, 3
Here is a 2009 photo of the cinema.
So this is the former RebYank! Was the original auditorium split into four sections or were the other auditoriums added on? 2009 photos of the Manassas Cinema: 1, 2
Unfortunately the balance of the photos I made of the interior didnâ€™t turn out as well due very little lighting in the sanctuary/auditorium. The rear of the sanctuary continues with the theatre motif (note the projection booth in the top balcony and theatre seating rather than pews) whereas the pulpit is about the only area distinctively,â€¦..churchy.
What is the verdict on this building; was it ever a theatre or has it always been a church? Both the exterior and interior strongly suggest that it was initially intended to be a theatre. Here are a few shots from 2009: 1, 2
Here are 2009 photos of the Town Center Cinema: 1, 2, 3
Here is a 2009 photo of what remains of the Ewing Theatre.
Here are a couple of photos of the interior made during itâ€™s final days of operation: 1, 2
More 2009 photos of the former Centre: 1, 2, 3
Here is a 2008 photo of what remains of the Northway Theatre.
Here and here are 2009 photos of the Millwald.
The Roxy/Buckhead Theatre has closed and itâ€™s fate is uncertain. Since LiveNation/Clear Channel terminated their lease of the theatre in February 2008, bookings for the venue have been few and sporadic. The Buckhead area is currently in limbo with plans to make it into the â€œRodeo Drive of the Southâ€ on hold. The jewel box Garden Hills Theatre located just down the street shuttered in 2007 and remains vacant.
Absolutely nothing remains of the Foundry Cinemas. Retail space in this very high end community does not sit vacant for long.
Here is a 2008 photo of the former Broadway Theatre
Here and here are 2009 photos of the University Mall Theatres.
Here and here are 2009 photos of the Paramount.
Here is a 2009 photo of the former 62nd & Broadway Cinema.
In 2009, the Washington Theatre Preservation Society is seeking to purchase the building and register it as a landmark. Owner Marco Matteo believes this step will allow the theater to prosper.
Nothing at this address (50 Dalton Street) resembles a cinema either in the interior or exterior. The building is currently leased to the Summer Shack, a restaurant and billiards hall which features a smashing Salmon burger.
2009 photos of the Leavitt Theatre: 1, 2, 3