Dominion Theater

2130 N. Glebe Road,
Arlington, VA 22207

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Previously operated by: Neighborhood Theatres

Architects: A.O. Budina, John Adolph Emil Eberson

Styles: Colonial Revival

Previous Names: Glebe Theater

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Photo as Glebe Theater courtesy Bob Meza.

The Dominion Theater opened in 1945 as the Glebe Theater. Designed by John Eberson, with A.O. Budina as associate architect, it was almost identical to the Centre Theatre, Alexandria, VA.

The name was changed to the Dominion Theater in 1965. This theater closed in 1972.

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Local619 on August 15, 2008 at 7:22 pm

April 7, 1945 Washington Post.. Manager Wade Pearson of Neighborhood Theaters announced that his company’s new Glebe Theater at Glebe Road and Lee Highway will have it’s formal opening on Thursday April, 26th (1945) at 6:30 PM. Designed by John Eberson one of the foremost of the country’s theater architects and A.O. Budina, associate. The Glebe will have a seating capacity of close to 1000

Soundman176 on July 26, 2018 at 7:33 am

Neighborhood Theatres operated the Glebe Theatre from its opening in 1945 until the mid 60’s. The story goes that the landlord made a deal with KB Theatres as NTI ‘s lease was coming to an end. Part of the deal with KB was the theatre would be renamed after the landlord’s company. NTI was given 30 days notice that their lease would not be renewed. The NTI management was furious and wouldn’t talk to KB about purchasing the equipment. They removed everything including the light bulbs.

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