Empress Theatre

416 9th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20004

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CharmaineZoe
CharmaineZoe on February 17, 2014 at 8:52 am

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
TLSLOEWS on July 19, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Nice vintage photos.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 20, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Here is a photo from the Library of Congress:
http://tinyurl.com/l3qoks

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 10, 2008 at 11:56 am

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

SALE OF EMPRESS THEATER.
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
teecee on September 25, 2005 at 11:41 pm

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