#23 Things to do in DC | The Lincoln Theatre

Posted at February 21, 2011 by 0 Comment

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There are a gazillion reasons to love DC.  And a couple million of those reasons are associated with spots like the Lincoln Theatre: The rich culture, history, style, grace, the architecture…

Unfortunately for many DC folks the Lincoln Theatre in DC is just the unassuming building next to Ben’s Chili Bowl.

If you’ve never been there, you’ll be surprised to see that this is what it looks like on the inside:

Simply breathtaking architecture.  The Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC is steeped in as much history as Harlem’s Apollo theatre.  All the greats performed there, from Nat King Cole, to Duke Ellington himself.  The Duke!  From the 1920′s to the 70′s, the Lincoln Theatre was the epicenter of cultural events on U Street.

After DC spent millions to restore the theatre to its original appearance, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

You should check out a show there.

No, you have to check out a show there!

The architecture and feel of the place is absolutely breathtaking.  You’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to another era.  Check their site out for upcoming shows and have a blast!

Location of the Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC:

1215 U Street, NW

Washington, DC 20009


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