1333 U Street NW,
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The Republic Theatre opened on 30th May 1921. Located a block west of the Lincoln Theatre, it was located in the heart of the U Street African-American shopping district. Film Daily Yearbooks list it as a “Negro” theatre.
Designed by architect Phillip M. Julien, the exterior was given a slightly Spanish look with a Spanish tile roof topping the facade. Inside the auditorium, which originally seated 1,304, the seating was arranged in a stadium plan with no overhanging balcony, but there was a loge level half-way back.
A Moller two Manual organ was installed in 1924.
The Republic was closed in 1976 and was later demolished to make way for the new Metro system.
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