Twitter lit up Wed. afternoon when Ward 1 Council Member Jim Graham tweeted:
“I want to keep Lincoln Theater open. But no $ for them in fy12 budget. Looks bleak and it may close. Emergency bd mtg 2nite at Linc @ 6”
Though at 8:30pm he also tweeted:
“We had a good board mtg and are planning an annoucenment on the financial situation and future theatre ops tmrw, 1 pm at the Lincoln”
I think the Lincoln Theater located at 1215 U Street NW, is one of the most striking/classic buildings on U Street. I love it. However, besides one promo concert in Nov. ’07, I have never actually attended an event there. I’m wondering how many others have attended an event at the Lincoln Theater?
Either way, it’s clearly an amazing property with a great history – so what do you think the city should do with it?
Back in Apr. ’08 Washington Business Journal reported on plans to:
“seek developers interested in turning a 40-spot surface parking lot behind the Lincoln into either housing, offices or hotel space. Revenue from the project will go to maintaining and operating the Lincoln.”
Thanks to Sara for sharing. I’ve been getting many messages from folks asking where they can attend one.
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