535 Eighth Street SE,
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Originally opened in early 1910 as the Meaders Theatre, seating was provided in orchestra and balcony levels for 600 patrons. In the fall of 1927 it was acquired by the Stanley-Crandall Company and between 1927 and 1930 was known as the New Theatre. Briefly known as the Family Theatre in 1930 when it was operated by Sydney Lust, it became the Academy Theatre in 1933. It was closed in 1961.
The People’s Church has been housed in the former Academy Theatre building since 1962. It is located in the Barracks Row neighborhood on Eighth Street near E Street.
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