Newton Theatre

3601 12th Street NE,
Washington, DC 20017

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JackCoursey
JackCoursey on March 7, 2009 at 10:36 am

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

gunboy3
gunboy3 on August 30, 2008 at 4:55 pm

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 27, 2008 at 8:45 pm

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

rlvjr
rlvjr on July 23, 2005 at 3:30 pm

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.