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Ambassador Theatre

2464 18th St NW
Washington DC

Demolished 1969
Record #17801  
 Opened: October 12, 1917
 Closed: 1969
 Demolished: 1969
Capacity: 1800 seats
Architect(s): Thomas Lamb
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Knickerbocker

On January 28, 1922, the roof of the Reginald Geare-designed Knickerbocker collapsed under the weight of heavy snow, killing 98 people and injuring 136. The Ambassador Theatre was built to Thomas Lamb's design, using the facade of the original theater.



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Last featured 8/23/2004. Last edited 3/7/2015.


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