History of Washington’s Movie Houses

For those that appreciate history, here’s a resource you may find interesting — especially if you also have an interest in film, architecture, or biography.Robert Headley’s Motion Picture Exhibition in Washington, D.C. chronicles the people and places that were such an important part Washington movie culture from 1894 to 1997.

For those whose interest in history needs to be more personal or real, included in Headley’s book is a a good overview of Harry Crandall and the theater empire he built in th first part of the 20th Century. Among Crandall’s theaters were Columbia Height’s Tivoli and Park View’s York located at 3635-3641 Georgia Avenue. Today, the former York Theater is home to the Fisherman of Men Church.

You can read a review of this book here>>

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