Esquire IMAX Theatre
1219 K Street,
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Esquire IMAX Theatre (Official)
Architects: William Bernard David
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Esquire Theatre, Esquire Cinerama Theatre
News About This Theater
- Mar 31, 2013 — "2001: A Space Odyssey" 45th Anniversary – The Cinerama Engagements
- Dec 14, 2009 — Remembering Cinerama (Part 44: Sacramento)
The Esquire Theatre was opened by Blumenfeld Theatres on March 15, 1940 with Melvyn Douglas in “The Amazing Mr. Williams”. It 1963 it was equipped with the 3-projector Cinerama process, opening with “This Is Cinerama”. Taken over by the Pussycat Theatres chain from 1974 to the early-1980’s. It was twinned in the early-1980’s and then turned into offices.
On July 8, 1999 the theatre was once again showing movies, with the IMAX format, and includes first run 3D features in its programming.
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