Loew's Capitol Theatre
1328 F Street NW,
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Opened as the Fox Theatre on September 19, 1927. It is often cited as the most beautiful and grand of Washington’s lost movie palaces. Designed by noted theatre architectural firm Rapp & Rapp, it was the last theatre to be designed by Cornelius Ward Rapp who died of a heart attack on June 28, 1926. In August 1936 it was renamed Loew’s Capitol Theatre.
It was closed in 1963, and demolished in 1964. All that remains today is its famous archway on the building’s still extant facade, which forms the entrance to the National Press Building.
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