Empress Theatre

416 9th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20004

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Architects: B. Frank Meyers

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Empress Theatre, 416 Ninth Street NW, Washington DC in May 1911

The Empress Theatre opened in 1910 for motion pictures and was completely renovated in 1915.

The theater lasted until 1945.

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Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

teecee on September 26, 2005 at 2:41 am

This entire block is now a mall – see my comment on the Strand. This theater should be listed as DEMOLISHED.

kencmcintyre on December 10, 2008 at 1:56 pm

The theater’s sale in November 1920 was noted by the Washington Post:

Office of William K. Ellis Reports Transactions Totaling $100,000.

Transactions said to Involve considerations totaling approximately $100,000 are reported from the office of William K. Ellis. The Empress Theater, 416 Ninth Street Northwest, was sold to Marcus Notes who opened this theater as one of the first moving picture houses in Washington in 1909. Arthur Jordan was the former owner.

kencmcintyre on June 20, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Here is a photo from the Library of Congress:

TLSLOEWS on July 19, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Nice vintage photos.

CharmaineZoe on February 17, 2014 at 10:52 am

In 1911 Marcus Nates (sic) is named as the Manager in Moving Picture News, they were showing “The Fall of Troy”, an Italian 3 reel import in May of that year.

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