Thursday, July 25, 2013

Lights + Magic = The Atlas Performing Arts Center

The Atlas, all bright lights and marquee.  Built in 1938 with 1000 seats The Atlas's first movie was Mickey Rooney in Love Finds Andy Hardy.  Since then, The Atlas lights have graced [H Street], showing movies through 1976.  Like most of the H Street corridor, The Atlas suffered the seeming death of the area for years.  Shuttered, graffitied and rundown, it served as a reminder of better times in the Atlas District.

Now, The Atlas is back and way beyond showing movies.  [Live] theatre, music, dance, movies, art and more tickle your senses and please your desire for entertainment on many levels. 

Right now, Oscar Wilde's play, Salome is on display through mid August.  Check ticket prices and other upcoming events here. 

There is also a cafe to refresh you with various drinks and treats.  Want to get your culture fix and dinner or lunch or brunch.  The Atlas Room is close by and other great eateries are also in the neighborhood. 

Want to learn?  Atlas has programs for youth and adults!  You can find that information here and here.

The Atlas website is full of information.  So, check it out and plan a day of fun for all.  Live [on H Street].

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