Empress Theatre

416 9th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20004

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CharmaineZoe on February 17, 2014 at 6:52 pm

In 1911 Marcus Nates (sic) is named as the Manager in Moving Picture News, they were showing “The Fall of Troy”, an Italian 3 reel import in May of that year.

TLSLOEWS on July 20, 2010 at 12:50 am

Nice vintage photos.

kencmcintyre on June 21, 2009 at 12:37 am

Here is a photo from the Library of Congress:

kencmcintyre on December 10, 2008 at 9:56 pm

The theater’s sale in November 1920 was noted by the Washington Post:

Office of William K. Ellis Reports Transactions Totaling $100,000.

Transactions said to Involve considerations totaling approximately $100,000 are reported from the office of William K. Ellis. The Empress Theater, 416 Ninth Street Northwest, was sold to Marcus Notes who opened this theater as one of the first moving picture houses in Washington in 1909. Arthur Jordan was the former owner.

teecee on September 26, 2005 at 10:41 am

This entire block is now a mall – see my comment on the Strand. This theater should be listed as DEMOLISHED.