4859 MacArthur Boulevard NW,
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Opened as a 1,000-seat single screen movie theater on December 25, 1946 with Errol Flynn & Eleanor Parker in “Never Say Goodbye”. It was operated jointly by K-B Theatres and Warner Bor. Circuit Management Corp. On December 6, 1979, the MacArthur Theater held the world premiere of “Star Trek:The Motion Picture”. It was triplexed in 1982 (architects Goenner & Woodhouse), and closed in 1997.
Drugstore chain CVS took over the lease of the building that the same year and the once proud interior of the MacArthur Theater became a place to buy discount band-aids. Sadly, many of DC’s classic movie theaters have also been acquired by CVS.
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