Strand Theatre

401 9th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20004

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Originally built in 1888 as the Lincoln Music Hall at 9th Street and D Street, not far from Pennsylvania Avenue and the Mall, this theatre later became known as the Academy of Music and later still, the Orpheum Theatre. Its last incarnation, in the 1920’s, was as the Strand Theatre, operated at least into the 1950’s.

Today, the Caucus Room restaurant is located on the site of the theatre.

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teecee on September 26, 2005 at 2:38 am

The Caucus Room is part of a modern mall type building that takes up the entire 400 block of this street.
I’ll post a photo shortly.

Local619 on August 15, 2008 at 2:18 pm

July 4, 1920 Washington Post lists a building permit issued to Moore’s Orpheum Theater 403 Ninth Street to remodel, cost $300.00

Local619 on August 15, 2008 at 2:35 pm

July 13, 1920 Washington Post, article announcing the opening of the newly redecorated Strand Theater.. vaudeville and first run motion pictures

AndrewBarrett on November 3, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Damn, it’s too bad this is gone.

One of my favorite musicals, “Snobs” with book by George Bronson Howard, and songs and instrumental (music and lyrics) by the show’s star, comedian Shep Camp, played in this theatre in March 1913.

I would have loved to have visited this place and walked around in the same place where the musical was held. Are there any surviving photos of it?

Here’s the newspaper ad for “Snobs” at the theatre:

And… the sheet music to the most excellent “Milkman’s Rag” by Mr. Camp:

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