Silver gelatin on glossy resin-coated paper sheet, 8 x 10 in
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
U Street, N.W. (Washington, D.C.)
In print box 21.
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/)
Facade of theater from angle. The movie shown on the marquee is "Captain Carey, U.S.A." with Alan Ladd. Image is somewhat unsharp. Ink on verso: "Republic Theater--1300 Blk. You St. N.W.," and studio stamp.
Motion picture theaters
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