Sheridan Theater

6217 Georgia Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20011

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Sheridan Theater

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The John Eberson-designed Sheridan Theater opened on January 14, 1937 with “Sing Me a Love Song”. It could seat a little under 1,000. The Sheridan Theater closed during the 1970’s and was later converted into a CVS pharmacy. In 2008 it was operating as a Family Dollar store.

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rlvjr
rlvjr on July 23, 2005 at 12:09 pm

The SHERIDAN served as a church for a couple of decades, but is today a store.

pschultze
pschultze on August 6, 2012 at 9:45 am

Here’s a photo from 1964: http://www.flickr.com/photos/40433497@N05/7265836638/in/set-72157622816011358

JoeEhrhard
JoeEhrhard on May 2, 2014 at 8:10 am

As a child, I remember playing on the construction site of the Sheridan, and I was an usher there just after World War II. At the height of its popularity, the Sheridan employed as many as 14 people for each show. It was not uncommon for the crowd waiting to get in to exceed the one already seated. The Sheridan was truly the center of the Brightwood community. The nearest movie theaters, the Colony and the Takoma, were at least a mile away. The government’s divesting the studios of their theaters and the arrival of television spelt the end of the Sheridan and virtually all other movie houses.

JoeEhrhard
JoeEhrhard on May 2, 2014 at 8:39 am

I should say as many as 16 people worked for each show. I forgot the projectionists.

JoeEhrhard
JoeEhrhard on September 13, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Among the nearby movie houses, I forgot to mention the Kennedy, which was in the same arte moderne style as the Sheridan. It was at Kennedy and Fifth, also about a mile away from the Sheridan. In the days before TV, it was not uncommon to visit more than one of these theaters during the week. Each theater had its own personality, exemplified by their managers. The Sheridan’s manager, Lawrence J. Snoots, was especially considerate to my brother, Jimmie, who had had polio and needed special seating arrangements. Snoots spent his entire working life at the Sheridan, from its opening in 1937 to his death in 1950 at the age of 36.

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