The Weird, Creepy Burger King.
Located in good ol' DC near Van Ness.
- •Looks like a Burger King from the outside...A sign, drive through, etc...
- •Inside: A 90's movie theater?Yes, those are bikes and mannequins of the ET kids hanging from the ceiling. That a sign for a movie theater that does not exist, and never did.
- •This has ALWAYS been a BK.Though you may doubt my claim, I went to this drive through in 1994. That date lives in infamy because I was five and back then Volvo 'cup holders' were on the dashboard up high, in front of the radio. We drove through to get food, parked, and I sat up front to eat and quickly squeezed a full soda into the radio by mistake. Family lore, precise in time, proves this is a long-standing Burger King.
- •Again, not a movie theater.Never was.
- •Why is all this here then?No one currently working there knows.
- •Nothing changes inside.Except fading, and dust.
- •I googled theories on why this place is so stuck in time and creepy.There wasn't much.
- •One comment referenced the "Rockin' McDonalds" idea they rolled out at limited locations in the '80s.These were just a lesser version of Hard Rock Cafe decor, I think.
- •A friend her 30's recalls one of said "Rockin' McDonalds" in a mall in nearby Maryland.It has since de-Rockin'd itself.
- •The theory the guy online had was this was a set up for a movie themed BK competitor to the trend."Beta testing" the theme, so to speak.
- •But that died long ago.We're gonna need a bigger bun!
- •So why is all this dusty creepy gear still here?There was a ball pit in the basement, which I'm afraid to go back and check on because that's so so so creepy.
- •There's news they're gonna pave paradise- sorry, knock down the creepy BK - and put up a Chik-Fil-A.
- •Until then, you can eat your lukewarm Whopper in this Batmobile Booth and feel how strange it is when time stopped in the 90's.Grey Olive Gardens...