Minnehaha Theater

1213 U Street NW,
Washington, DC 20009

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DavidZornig on September 28, 2017 at 7:49 am

Article with exterior photo and new mural.


gecp on August 21, 2013 at 7:54 am

News stories from the times state that Andrew J. Thomas,of the Thomas Brothers, who also leased and managed the Howard Theatre in 1911, was a manager of the Minnehaha Theater in/around 1910.

TLSLOEWS on April 20, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Interesting photo,nice looking chili shop.

HowardBHaas on November 27, 2009 at 12:55 pm

October 12, 2009 London’s The Guardian had an obit of Ben Ali:
View link

EcRocker on January 26, 2009 at 11:42 am

Maybe things will get back to normal now that inaugaral week is over and the last of the crowds left this past weekend. I am liking it already. Not even a week in office and the opposing party is crying because they don’t have the power to stop progress and the veto power is no longer theirs.

So maybe now I can get in to the district soon and see if they have any pics of the old theatre.

EcRocker on January 26, 2009 at 8:54 am

You mean Mayor Fenty and Marion Barry have to pay?

Giles on January 26, 2009 at 8:41 am

I just read somewhere that only two people can eat at Ben’s for free, Obama and Bill Cosby… just thought I’d pass that interesting tidbit along.

EcRocker on January 26, 2009 at 1:50 am

Well I doubt I will be trying their chille out since it is made with meat and I am a vegitarian.

EcRocker on January 24, 2009 at 11:07 pm

I wonder if they have any on the walls at Bens. Next time I go up that way I may stop in but right now with all the hoopla of Inaugaration week they have been a little busy.

EcRocker on January 24, 2009 at 10:09 pm

LOL Lost. I know your intentions were good but I was talking about interior pictures of the Minnehaha when it was still a theatre.

EcRocker on January 24, 2009 at 11:27 am

Wow Ross thanks for the link. To bad there were no intereor shots. The person who built the Minnehaha was way ahead of his time for the size considering how small some of the roomes in multiplexes are.

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on January 24, 2009 at 10:41 am

Thanks to Lost Memory for the Ben’s Chili Bowl link above. Here is a photo on their website of the Minnehaha Theater.

EcRocker on January 24, 2009 at 2:52 am

Thanks Lost. I had no idea that it was a theatre before it became Bens. Obama and the DC Mayor Fenty had lunch there prior to the inaugaration day.