Highland Theatre

2533 Pennsylvania Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20020

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Previously operated by: Wineland Theatres

Architects: John Adolph Emil Eberson

Functions: Daycare Center

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Highland Theatre

The Highland Theatre was designed by John Eberson in Streamline Moderne style and opened in 1940. It was located on Pennsylvania Avenue in the Hillcrest community of Washington. The theater closed in 1977. Today, the building houses a child daycare center.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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William on April 15, 2004 at 3:56 pm

The Highland Theatre seated 600 people.

rlvjr on July 12, 2005 at 12:04 pm

The HIGHLAND is dead but not demolished. Boarded up in 1977, this neighborhood was so high-crime that tearing down closed-up theatres wasn’t worth the trouble.

kencmcintyre on February 17, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Here is a more contemporary view of the theater:

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