D.C. September 27, 2017
Most People Don’t Realize DC Has Its Own Unique Walk Of Fame
If you live in DC, the you most likely know about the Warner Theatre. It’s one of the oldest theaters in the district and it often hosts big name acts and live shows. However, many people are surprised at what’s in front of the Warner. The Warner is home to DC’s only and most unique walk of fame.
The Warner Theatre is located at 513 13th St NW. It’s a gorgeous old building with a rich history in DC.
It originally opened in 1924 under the name Earle Theatre, during which time it featured vaudeville acts and silent movies. In the 1940s, it was renamed Warner Theatre after owner Harry Warner insisted his name be on the marquee since he owned the theatre.
The theatre was closed in 1989 but later renovated and reopened in 1992. It still retains much of it’s charm and decor from the 1920s.
The Warner hosts almost every type of act imaginable today. You can see live shows like the ballet,
Or concerts from a variety of different genres.
Or you can enjoy plays and comedies or even the occasional movie or comedian.
The Warner Theatre launched its very own walk of fame to honor entertainers who have performed there since it reopened in 1992. The stars sign concrete pavers backstage and then they are later inserted into the sidewalk.
You can see famous names such as Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Chris Rock and Liza Minelli.
Some of the stars drew stick pictures (like Jon Stewart) or left other memorable unique notes. Look for Prince’s which was famously left blank.
There are 43 total stars along the sidewalk around the theatre. You can see some of them in this photo but it’s best to try and head there during the day or in off hours as the sidewalk gets crowded on show nights.
Not all the stars are actors and singers, some are more famous on the East Coast. But each has performed at the Warner and left their mark on our streets. It’s worth seeing, even if you are to someone who gets starstruck.
Did you know such a place existed in DC? DC has lots of hidden gems like this one! See some of the best underrated attractions in the district here!