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Uptown Theater Shuts Its Doors
Washington, DC residents mourned the loss of the iconic Uptown Theater in Cleveland Park this month after the eighty-four-year-old movie house closed its doors for good last Thursday night. Filmmaker Aviva Kempner said, “To sit and watch a movie at the Uptown is heaven. This is very sad.” However, some residents are optimistic, as the theater’s owner, the Pedas family, was looking to lease the Uptown to another tenant.
Local Advice on the Pandemic
“These tragic losses underscore the need for all of us to seriously undertake social distancing and to stay at home whenever possible—not just for our own sake, but for the safety and wellbeing of each other, especially in consideration of the elderly and those who have underlying medical conditions that make them especially vulnerable to this virus.”