Wilson Theatre

1730 Wilson Boulevard,
Arlington, VA 22209

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Architects: A.O. Budina

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Wilson Theatre

The Wilson Theatre opened on November 11, 1936 with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers in “Swing Time”. It was opened and operated by Neighborhood Theatres and the architect was A.O. Budina.

The Wilson Theatre was the centerpiece of a a small strip shopping center which served the new low-cost housing project of Colonial Village.

I have memories of attending the Wilson Theatre back in the 1950’s. It closed in 1978.

Any further information would be appreciated.

Contributed by Richard Doane, Ken Roe

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Local619 on June 14, 2007 at 6:44 pm

1962 Yellow Pages list (in Library)
Wilson Theatre
JAckson 7-1480
1730 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA

In (exact date cut off) 1948 the Washington Times-Herald lists the Wilson still at 1730 Wilson Bl.. Phone was OX-1480 showing “Return of the Badmen” with Randolph Scott and Ann Jeffreys

Booth ran Simplex E-7s and Peerless Magnarcs..

JackCoursey on June 20, 2010 at 6:25 pm

The theatre was demolished sometime during the mid to late 1980s.

rivest266 on June 21, 2015 at 10:31 am

November 11th, 1936 grand opening ad in photo section

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