113-21 Lyon Street NW,
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Firms: Rapp & Rapp
Previous Names: Empress Theatre, RKO Keith's Theatre
Designed by architectural firm Rapp & Rapp out of Chicago. Opened in 1915 as a vaudeville theatre known as Empress Theatre. Later converted to motion pictures and was later named RKO Keith’s Theatre and finally Keith’s Theatre. It was one of the ultimates in theatre palaces. With its elaborate interior design, side boxes, huge proscenium, large balcony and plush lobbies. It was a real eye catcher. The Keith’s Theatre closed in 1962 and was later demolished.
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