Avalon Theatre (Washington, D.C.)

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Avalon Theatre
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Avalon Theatre (Washington, D.C.) is located in District of Columbia
Avalon Theatre (Washington, D.C.)
Avalon Theatre (Washington, D.C.) is located in the US
Avalon Theatre (Washington, D.C.)
Location 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°57′56″N 77°4′35″W / 38.96556°N 77.07639°W / 38.96556; -77.07639Coordinates: 38°57′56″N 77°4′35″W / 38.96556°N 77.07639°W / 38.96556; -77.07639
Built 1922
Architect Upman and Adams
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP Reference # 96000734[1]
Added to NRHP July 18, 1996

The Avalon Theatre, formerly known as Chevy Chase Theatre, is an historic structure located in the Chevy Chase neighborhood in the Northwest Quadrant of Washington, D.C. The Classical Revival building was designed by the architectural firm of Upman and Adams and completed in 1922. It is the oldest neighborhood theater in continuous use in Washington and a rare example of a neighborhood movie house in the city.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Chevy Chase Theater (Avalon Theater)". DC Preservation. Retrieved 2011-11-21.