Miracle Theatre: Making your day miraculous
Located on Capitol Hill in the historic Barracks Row neighborhood, the Miracle Theatre is the oldest movie theater in D.C. With a storied past and recent renovation, you’ll be dazzled by this historic venue’s glorious interior. the theatre has shown a vast range of movies, from triple-feature westerns to foreign films, and this season, audiences can enjoy a whole host of Candlelight concerts featuring classical renditions of famous music.
Running along 8th Street NE between Pennsylvania Avenue and M Street, Barracks Row itself is a vibrant district with pretty shopfronts and great restaurants. What’s more, getting to the Miracle Theatre is easy thanks to several bus routes (32, 36, 90, EM-LP), and two subway lines (orange and silver line) passing near the storied venue.
Facts, Curiosities and Interesting Things about The Miracle Theatre
1. An ever-changing moniker
This 350-seat theatre initially opened to the public on December 27, 1909. Previously known as the Meader, it was a vaudeville venue that screened silent films. Throughout its history, the Miracle Theatre has operated under several names including Meader, New Meader, Family and Academy. During a number of transitions, the theatre remained committed to screening a variety of films.
2. Luxurious interiors
Draped from wall to wall in thick red velvet creating an intimate atmosphere and ideal acoustics, this venue is the perfect setting for a special event—the original seats are upholstered in red vinyl, and throughout the building you’ll find gold trim and polished metal ceilings with intricate designs.
3. “Flashback Fridays”
On Flashback Fridays at the Miracle Theatre not only are you sitting in a historic setting, but you are also being given the opportunity to relive some of the most iconic moments in film history. From Ghostbusters (1984) to Jaws, this event allows cinemagoers to travel back in time for a spell.
Candlelight at The Miracle Theatre
Experience the magic of classical concerts surrounded by glowing lights in one of D.C.’s most treasured venues. From memorable film scores to contemporary icons’ chart-topping hits, Candlelight concerts at the Miracle Theater have something for everyone. Sensational tributes to Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, The Beatles, Hans Zimmer and more are dazzling audiences inside this stunning venue which is truly a sight to behold on its own.
What else can you do at The Miracle Theatre?
The theatre celebrates “great art, music, and storytelling that is beautiful, truthful, aspirational, or just plain fun.” This unique venue is available for birthday parties, galas, school field trips, meetings, conferences and so much more. Keep up-to-date with upcoming events, such as live theatre productions and music events, at the Miracle Theatre on their website.
This year, you can attend mesmerizing concerts of all genres inside this magnificent theatre. Candlelight is an experience unlike any other, and you won’t want to miss out. Simply sit back and savor the stunning orchestral takes on modern-day hits and the music of yesteryear at incredible venues across D.C. The concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience.”