Guest Posts, Other Cool Stuff / 26.03.2012

This is a guest post by Jason (aka, @MidAtlanticBias) At the top of our fair city sits a nearly 100 year old movie theatre. Until this post, I didn't think I had ever seen its interior. But I have. And, chances are, you have too. Unfortunately, there will not be any art exhibits at this theatre in the coming weeks. Nor will you be able to see "The Hunger Games" there. Or any movie for that matter. That's because 6 years ago, its doors were closed and a battle has waged ever since over whether those doors should open again to moviegoers. The Takoma Theatre, located in the DC neighborhood of Takoma (not the city in Montgomery County, Maryland called Takoma Park) opened in 1924, following two years and $130,000 of construction. This early rendering shows the exterior design of the, then, 1,000-seat film center.