Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
The arrival of the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club is a boon for Bethesda’s arts and entertainment scene. It has also helped to make the historic Bethesda Theatre a viable part of the community again, just in time for its 75th anniversary.
History was a big theme during the revamp of the theater and club, particularly for Montgomery County native and club owner Rick Brown. Rick’s mother graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School on the theater’s stage in 1947. He remembered going to movies there when it was still a movie theater in the 1950’s. Built in 1938, the Streamline Moderne movie theater is on the National Register of Historic Places and is now a major player in the entertainment scene in Bethesda.