Guild Theatre

2402 Mount Vernon Avenue,
Alexandria, VA 22301

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Guild Theatre

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The Palm Theatre opened on September 23, 1923 with “The Prisoner of Zenda”. It was operated by the Bernheimer organization for many years.

It was redecorated and re-fitted with new seating and carpets in the summer of 1946 when it was acquired by the Potomac Amusement Co. Ltd. It was renamed the New Palm Theatre.

In 1950 it was renamed Guild Theatre and became an art house. This closed in 1952 and the building was converted into a cleaners, now offices.

Contributed by Local619, Ken Roe

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Local619 on May 31, 2008 at 7:59 pm

Washington Post of January 7,1940 the Palm is listed as a Bernheimer’s Theatre.

Yellow Pages Summer/Fall 1942 lists the Palm at 2402 Mt Vernon Ave Phone AL-0767

Yellow Pages March 1948 lists the Palm at 2402 Mt Vernon Ave Phone OV-3560

Washington Post of November 21, 1950 lists the Guild Theatre at 2402 Mt Vernon Ave. Phone OV-3560

Local619 on August 18, 2008 at 6:32 pm

Washington Post of November 1, 1936 pg M-12 notes that Edward Pinkham was fined $10.00 and costs for operating The Palm theater on Sunday..

JackCoursey on November 11, 2008 at 6:42 pm

Here is an April 2008 photo of the former Palm Theatre.

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