Warner Theatre (Washington, D.C.)

Warner Theatre (Washington, D.C.) Warner Theatre is a theatre located at 513 13th Street, N.W. in downtown Washington, D.C. The theatre is attached to an office building called the Warner Building located on 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue.HistoryThe Warner Theatre was originally developed by Aaron and Julian Brylawski in 1922.

Originally named the Earle Theatre, it was built in 1924 as a movie palace presenting live vaudeville and first run silent movies. It was designed by theatre architect C. Howard Crane of Detroit and Kenneth Franzheim. The Earle Theatre opened December 27, 1924. It had a rooftop garden, basement ballroom, and restaurant. It was said to be "just about the last word in theatre construction, a thing of beauty, a valuable addition to the architectural wealth of the nation's capital." In the 1930s, the basement of the theatre had a restaurant called the Neptune Room.On August 12, 1943, the movie This Is the Army premiered there. In 1945, the theatre began showing movies exclusively.The Earle featured its own precision dance troupe – much like the still-famous Rockettes – called the Roxyettes. They would perform before and after films until 1945. They had guest performances by Red Skelton and Jerry Lewis.

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513 13th St NW
Washington D.C., DC


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