Newton Theatre

3601 12th Street NE,
Washington, DC 20017

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Newton Theatre

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The Newton opened on July 29, 1937. It was designed in Streamline Moderne style, at the intersection of 12th and Newton Streets, in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington. The architect, John J. Zink, designed several of Washington’s best-known movie houses, including the Uptown, Naylor, and the Atlas.

After closing as a movie house in 1979, the Newton served as a rock concert venue in the early-to-mid 1980’s before closing permanently. The former theater has since been converted into a pharmacy.

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rlvjr
rlvjr on July 23, 2005 at 9:30 am

Owner Louis Bernheimer did a nice job of upgrading his theater in the mid 1950’s with fancy new seats, etc. But when we last saw a movie there in 1956, we were aware of the increasing unchecked crime in that area and knew we’d never go back.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 27, 2008 at 2:45 pm

This site discusses revitalization of the Brookland neighborhood:
http://tinyurl.com/6gnl2o

gunboy3
gunboy3 on August 30, 2008 at 10:55 am

I worked there as a teen in the mid-late seventies when a neighborhood group invested some dough into the place. Too bad, it was bad that the timing was all wrong. Big, single screen theatres were a money pit. The management was not too good either. I recall that a used bookstore was in business in the lobby in an effort to stave off the cash drain. Cool place for a while. I did have a pic once, long gone though

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on March 7, 2009 at 5:36 am

Here are 2009 and archive photos of the former Newton Theatre: 1, 2, 3

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