Ford's Theater reopened in 1968
Ford's Theater, 511 10th St NW, infamously known as the place where President Abraham Lincoln was shot, reopened as a theater on 30 January 1968 (and was dedicated on 21 January).
The photo above was taken from Ford's website, which provides a great photographic history of the evolution and use of the building from its origins as a church to today.
I thank Maury Collins for emailing me and suggesting that I add Ford's Theater. She wrote:
"I would add the re-opening of Ford’s Theatre on January 30, 1968, after extensive restoration of what had been essentially a federal warehouse. It was nicely restored to its 1865 look and dimensions, except that the seating capacity was reduced and the seats themselves made four or five inches wider to accommodate the 20th century audience. I worked there in the 1970-80s and feel pretty sure the theatre would have a lot of information about the restoration and re-opening."
I will definitely reach out to Ford's Theater staff and inquire about their 1968 material.
Does anyone remember attending the opening or going to a show in 1968?