Leader Theatre

507-509 Ninth Street NW,
Washington, DC 20004

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David_Pierce
David_Pierce on October 11, 2011 at 11:25 pm

All of the Shorpy photos are lifted from the Library of Congress website. All Shorpy does is delete the source information and add their own watermark.

jflundy
jflundy on July 6, 2009 at 5:06 pm

http://www.shorpy.com/node/6455?size=thumbnail

Photo, around 1922, Tarzan is Elmo Lincoln.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 16, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Here is a 9/7/19 ad from the Washington Post:
http://tinyurl.com/dxutld

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 16, 2009 at 10:12 pm

This photo has been posted before, but it’s worth pointing out that 505 Ninth Street NW is now the adress of a large office building. Status of the Leader should be closed/demolished, as none of the buildings in the photo are currently in existence.
http://tinyurl.com/cspnd5

jflundy
jflundy on August 5, 2008 at 8:13 pm

“Direct from the Astor Theater in New York” and now playing at the the Leader Theater in D.C.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/4142?size=_original

From the Washington Post, Jan 9, 1921:

“Astonishing scenes filmed among the savage Kia Kia head hunters of New Guinea are shown in an unusual photoplay attraction, "Shipwrecked Among Cannibals,” which will be shown at the Leader Theater this week commencing this afternoon. The film was made by two adventurous camera men shipwrecked off the coast of the territory occupied by the Kia Kia. The savage customs of the head hunters, their mode of life and the grewsome decorations of their homes are illustrated in the production."

jflundy
jflundy on August 4, 2008 at 2:24 pm

Another classic photo:

http://www.shorpy.com/node/4136?size=_original

Photo taken about 1921.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 21, 2008 at 8:47 pm

I agree. Excellent photo.

jflundy
jflundy on April 19, 2008 at 7:32 pm

Theater is listed as Sidney Lust’s Leader Theater at 507 Ninth Street NW in Washington, D.C in 1925.

rlvjr
rlvjr on July 31, 2005 at 11:44 am

The LEADER was a porn theater in the 1950’s, although porn was 99% milder back then compared to now. They had a waaaaaay long run in the early 50’s —– Lili St. Cyr takes a bath in LOVE MOODS.