Home Theater

1230 C Street NE,
Washington, DC 20002

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Home Theater

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The Home Theater opened in 1915, and was located on C Street, at 12th Place. It was designed in an Oriental style by architect William S. Plager. In March 1941 it was taken over by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. who gave it an Art Deco style remodel, to the plans of architect Mihran Mesrobian. It closed in 1952. A church currently operates at the former theater.

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 16, 2004 at 10:37 am

The Home Theatre had 650 seats, according to the 1932 Film Daily Year Book.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 19, 2008 at 7:36 pm

This is the photo that was posted on 6/5/07:
http://tinyurl.com/54rps7

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on January 11, 2009 at 9:31 am

Here is both an archive and 2008 photos of the former Home Theatre: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 12, 2010 at 7:05 am

The trade journal The Moving Picture World said in its issue of August 14, 1915, that the newly-formed Home Amusement Company was building a new theater on C Street between 12th and 13th Streets. The architect of the new house was William S. Plager.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 20, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Great name for a movie house.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on June 27, 2012 at 9:36 am

The modernization of the Home Theatre was detailed in this 1942 trade article: boxofficemagazine

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