Loew's Capitol Theatre
1328 F Street NW,
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Opened as the Fox Theatre on September 19, 1927 with George O'Brien in “Paid to Love”. The opening was under the personal supervision of Simon Lionel ‘Roxy’ Rothafel, who had opened his own stupendous Roxy Theatre in New York on March 11, 1927. The Fox Theatre 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. On August 14, 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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