Columbia Theater (Washington, D.C.)

The Columbia Theatre, located at 1112 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004, was a theater built and opened in 1891, closed and demolished in 1959. The Arnold & Porter Building is on the site today.[1][2]

The "Dashing Dolly Girls" in Richard Carle's The Tenderfoot at the Columbia Theater, December 1903

Loew's Fox TheatreEdit

The theater was taken over by Marcus Loew in 1915 in his first Loew's Theaters venture outside New York, to present vaudeville and movies. Among them Going Native was a 1940 and 1941 annual revue show Arthur Godfrey was staged and produced by Eugene Forde.[3]


  1. ^ Robert K. Headley - Motion Picture Exhibition in Washington, D.C. 1999 1476608512 p250 "... as he began to expand his movie empire. In October 1919, Loew and Walter Brownley of Washington purchased the Columbia and two buildings on 12th Street for half a million dollars. The Columbia was one of the big moneymakers among ..."
  2. ^ "Loew's Columbia Theatre in Washington, DC - Cinema Treasures".
  3. ^ Going Native 1941 "The second annual edition of Loew's Fox all Washington revue "Going Native," a salute to Washington and Washingtonians, Louis K. Sidney personally supervised this production, staged and produced by Gene Ford, dances staged by Margorie"

Coordinates: 38°53′49.8″N 77°1′38.2″W / 38.897167°N 77.027278°W / 38.897167; -77.027278