Tivoli Theater at night
You can’t walk past the Tivoli Theater in Columbia Heights and not admire it, imagining what the surrounding streets were like in the late 1920s. The arrival of Harry Crandall’s new theater was a big deal for the area and let’s not forget that just a couple of years earlier, his Knickerbocker Theatre was the site of the catastrophic roof collapse that killed 98 people.
Here’s an article from the Washington Post on February 17th, 1924, before the...
In 1925, Grace Coolidge took the drive up 14th St. to attend a benefit for the Girl Scouts at the Tivoli Theater. Read about Mrs. Coolidge's attendance at the special screening of J. M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" and see the original movie poster.