D.C. Church to take over former Meaders Theatre

posted by Michael Zoldessy on June 10, 2011 at 10:45 am

WASHINGTON, DC — Typically when a church takes over a former theater, the general public is lucky to get in when not part of the congregation. However, D.C.’s National Community Church will be taking over the former Meaders Theatre and when they’re not using it, it will be a fully-functional movie theater open to everyone.

Check out more in the Christian Post.

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Comments (3)

MPol on June 11, 2011 at 8:54 am

A church that also converts into a movie theatre when not being used for services??!? Wow! Isn’t that a fact! Maybe more churches and synagogues should do that!

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on June 15, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Many decades ago, the Tremont Temple in downtown Boston operated this way.

Giles on July 5, 2012 at 8:26 pm

well the theater is reverting back a movie theater as a recent Washington Post article noted:

““We hope to be able to start showing movies . . . in late November or December,” Mark Batterson, National Community Church’s lead pastor, wrote in an e-mail. “It’s always been our desire to share it with the community,” he added.

The new theater will not compete with local megaplexes, of course.

“The Miracle will be a sub-run theater that will show a variety of films,” Batterson said. “In addition, for the many families on Capitol Hill, we plan to feature a heavy dose of children’s programming, mixing family films and live performances by children’s entertainers.”

The hall will also be available for community meetings, school productions and other neighborhood events."

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