In a block of eyesores it is one of the worst. I'm referring to the Georgetown Theater, which sat neglected for years on Wisconsin Avenue just above Dumbarton. The previous owners did nothing to maintain the place and at a precious cost to Georgetown. In particular, the symbolic sign, which in its prime was a standard of photographs of the village.
Here's a report that I found this morning on Topher Mathews The Georgetown Metropolitan. It should give us all hope.
I remember when the theater operated as an actual theater. That's where I saw the movie "Carrie" with my friend Carey Peck. I remember it because, obviously, Carrie with Carey. The owners riled the community, though, when they kept the x-rated film "Caligula" on the screen for months and months and months. Its camp factor -- it was written by Gore Vidal -- was lost on neighbors, who did not want "porno" in Georgetown.
If the theater is re-opened, however (hoping) I would suggest "Caligula" as the opening night film.