Posts Tagged ‘takoma theater’

Takoma Theater is Falling Down, Owner Still Plans to Sue

UPDATE, 5:36 p.m. – Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs director Nick Majett emailed at 10:36 a.m. this morning to say that repairs would be made today, and a private contractor would be retained to fix the window.

The Takoma Theater up on 4th and Butternut NW hasn't been looking good for a while now, but [...]

Demolition by Neglect at Takoma Theater?

It's been five months since the Office of Planning firmly denied Milton McGinty's request to demolish the Takoma Theater, his long-shuttered venue on 4th and Butternut Streets NW. Since we spoke in early June, he first insisted that he would sue in Superior Court to reverse the decision, and then backed off that promise. "I [...]

Theater-less District? A Playwright Wants to Gut His Own Historic Theater

The first thing I noticed upon walking through the doors of the Takoma Theatre, besides the musty, mordant air, was a dead starling on the brown carpet.
Standing in the middle of the lobby was the tall form of Milton McGinty, the theater’s owner, wearing a chocolate brown suit and wire-framed glasses with one lens missing. [...]