Republic Theatre [acetate film photonegative, ca. 1937.]
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Barrymore, John, 1882-1942
Republic Theatre (Washington, D.C.)
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 8" x 10"
U Street, N.W. (Washington, D.C.)
The Republic Theatre opened on 30 May 1921 at 1333 U St., N.W., Washington, D.C.,a block west of the Lincoln Theatre. Film Daily Yearbooks listed it as a "Negro" theater. The building was designed by Phillip M. Julien. The exterior had a Spanish tile roof above the facade. The Republic was closed in 1976 and was later demolished to make way for the new Metro subway system. (Bryan Krefft and Ken Roe, "Cinema Treasures," noted 9 July 2010 at http://cinematreasures.org/theater/20564/)
Large posters above the marquee level advertise "Romeo and Juliet" (1936) with Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, and John Barrymore,and "Top of the Town" (1937).
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History