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WARNER_200429_08.JPG: Stay Healthy DC! See You Soon
Warner Theatre marquee during Covid-19.
WARNER_200429_18.JPG: Box Office Closure
Out of an abundance of caution, our box office will be closed until April 27.
[The photo was taken April 29. It was still closed as the restrictions had been extended.]
WARNER_200429_21.JPG: Ali Wong
The Milk & Money Tour
The side sign:
ALI WONG POSTPONED
New Dates: July 27-30 & August 1-2
WARNER_200429_28.JPG: Pretty much everything after the fourth line had been cancelled due to Covid-19.
WARNER_200429_31.JPG: Experience MasterChef Junior Live!
MASTER CHEF JR. POSTPONED
So we can see you soon!
WARNER_200607_04.JPG: Boarded up because of BLM protests.
Black Lives Matter
WARNER_200708_03.JPG: Black Lives Matter
WARNER_200918_07.JPG: A Note from our Box Office:
Our box office is closed until further notice. For questions on upcoming events you can visit our website
For refund inquiries you can visit
Note: If you purchased tickets at the Box Office and your event has been cancelled or rescheduled, you will have the ability to receive your refund in person within 30 days of the Box Office reopening. Tickets for rescheduled shows will remain valid on the new date.
Stay safe -- We hope to see you soon!
WARNER_200918_13.JPG: We'll Be Back
After this brief intermission
We love you!
WARNER_200918_16.JPG: Be Social
from a distance
Wikipedia Description: Warner Theatre (Washington, D.C.)
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The 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.
The 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 II. 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.
The theatre was renamed in 1947 in honor of its owner, Harry Warner, one of the founders of Warner Brothers. Harry Warner was said to have commented "I own that theatre, put my name up there!"
Some of the biggest acts of the 1930s and 40s came to the theatre including Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Sophie Tucker, and Duke Ellington.
In the 1950s the theatre was redesigned for Cinerama movies. In the 1960s they showed such films as Ben-Hur, Doctor Zhivago, and Hello, Dolly!. By the 1970s, the Warner Theatre had fallen into disrepair and was briefly used to screen pornographic films before being revived as a live concert venue.
In 1978, The Rolling Stones performed a secret show at the theatre.
The Warner Theatre closed for renovations in 1989. The Kaempfer Company's $10 million renovations restored the theatre back to its original splendor. The renovations included custom upholstery to match the originals, custom draperies from Portugal, gilt adorning the walls and ceiling, modern production, sound, and lighting equipment, and access to the parking garage. The theatre reopened in October 1992. Frank Sinatra performed for the reopening ceremony. It was his last DC performance before his death in 1998.
In 2007, it was the venue for the first annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The recipient of the first Gershwin Prize was Paul Simon.
The theatre is also home to The BET Honors ceremony, held annually.
The Warner Theatre has the long running tradition of having The Washington Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker every December.
Many other famous acts have played the venue over the years including Liza Minnelli, Shirley MacLaine, David Copperfield, Patti LaBelle, Bob Newhart, Prince, Bob Dylan, Gladys Knight, Kenny Rogers, Tony Bennett, Jon Stewart, Jay-Z, Johnny Cash, and B.B. King.
In front of the theatre is a Walk of Fame with numerous signatures from visiting artists.
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