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Greenbelt movie theater gets preservation funds

A nearly three-quarters of a century-old movie theater in Greenbelt is one of a dozen sites of Maryland, Virginia and D.C. to be awarded a total of $1 million in historic preservation funding by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express.

The P&G Old Greenbelt Theatre, which opened in September 1938, will get $75,000 to renovate its Art Deco lobby.

Nine other sites in D.C. and two in Virginia also are to receive preservation grants.

The top award winners are the Washington National Cathedral and Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate in Virginia, each of which will get $100,000.