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John Bennaman. commented about Stanley Theatre on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Baltimore Thanksgiving Day Parade Of 1963 500 Block of North Howard St Baltimore. Showing The Mayfair Theatre Stanton Theatre and Reads Drug Store.

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John Bennaman. commented about Stanley Theatre on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:14 pm

This picture wad taken during the Baltimore Thanksgiving Day Parade of 1963, sadly today the read’s drug store is in ruins and the Stanley is gone and the Mayfair roof is gone. This was Howard st when their were the good times is saw.

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John Bennaman. commented about Stanley Theatre on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:12 pm

This 1955 view shows the New MAYFAIR Marquee on the old Facade of the Auditorium Theatre and the Stanley standing in place of the academy of music. The Movie Destry was a cowboy western film, with Audie Murphy and Mari Blanchard. And next door the Stanley was showing The Silver Chalice which was a Greek Mythology movie.

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John Bennaman. commented about Stanley Theatre on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:09 pm

A 1950s view looking at North Howard St Baltimore showing the Stanley Theatre Mayfair and Greyhound Bus Station now part of the Maryland Historical Society

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John Bennaman. commented about Stanley Theatre on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:07 pm

A map diagram showing the layout of The Auditorium and Academy of music later Torn down and built in its place the Stanley and around the corner was the Maryland Theatre and Hotel Kernan. 508 North Howard St Baltimore and 516 North Howard St Baltimore

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John Bennaman. commented about Stanley Theatre on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:05 pm

A relic of a time, the wonderful two theaters standing proudly next to each other The Auditorium later Mayfair and the Stanley later The Stanton were quite the buildings back in the days of Vaudeville and Musical Plays and Operas. The Auditorium advertises a Al Jolson hit along with The Stanley showing a musical Play on Broadway. Circa 1930s

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John Bennaman. commented about Stanley Theatre on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:57 pm

A Very Sad picture describes the words for me, as it shows demolition crews tearing down the last remaining portions of the Stanton Theatre in Baltimore.

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John Bennaman. commented about Stanley Theatre on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:55 pm

The Musical Play made for youngsters from 4 through 14 appeared at the Stanton Theatre Baltimore as a last request before Demolition started just 1 month later.

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John Bennaman. commented about Stanley Theatre on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:53 pm

A Movie Ad For the comedy play How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Appeared at the Stanton Theatre Baltimore 1965.

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John Bennaman. commented about Stanley Theatre on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:50 pm

The Very Last Picture Ever Taken Of The City’s Largest And Most Opulent Theatre of all of the Stanley/Stanton Theatre owned by the Stanley Crandall Company and later purchased by Morris A Mechanic. It showed it’s last movie in March of 1965 and for two weeks the play Of Oliver played till the end of a theatrical era that Baltimore would ever come to know. This picture was taken on the evening of April 17th 1965 the next morning demolition crews began clearing out the interior and the Kimball Triple Console organ and began tearing down the most beautiful Theatre in Baltimore. Now a parking lot next to the Mayfair Theatre on Howard St is the only sad reminder of the once beautiful most largest Theatre Baltimore would ever have and has lost. Although the Stanley Theatre is gone as a building it will always live on in the hearts of all who appeared on its stage, the organists who played the organ and who payed a visit to this spectacular palace of theatrical entertainment for 45 years. September 23rd 1927- April 18th 1965.

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John Bennaman. commented about Stanley Theatre on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Stanley Theatre program Baltimore December 5th 1927

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John Bennaman. commented about Stanley Theatre on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Stanley Theatre program Baltimore December 5th 1927

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John Bennaman. commented about Stanley Theatre on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Stanton Theatre program Baltimore April 3rd 1965

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John Bennaman. commented about Stanley Theatre on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Stanley Theatre program Baltimore December 5th 1927

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John Bennaman. commented about Stanley Theatre on Sep 21, 2013 at 7:37 pm

This Coming September 23rd 2013 will mark the Stanley Theatre’s 86th Anniversary Inaugural Opening with special event “The Stolen Bride” with Billie Dove and Warings Pennsylvanians including Carlos and Valerie dance trio and Ernie Cooper at the Fabulous Stanley Theatre Kimball Organ. It will be 86 years ago that the Stanley opened and 38 years of operation before sadly being demolished for a lousy parking lot. Long Live The Memory of The Stanley/Stanton Theatre of Baltimore City MD (September 23rd, 1927-April 17th to July of 1965) 38 years of Fine Theatrical Entertainment to Baltimoreans Everywhere. If there was a single moment in your life that you can remember as a young lad or teenager going to the Stanley or Stanton please feel free to share that memory with us here on Cinema Treasures and keeping the memory of The Most Prettiest and most spectacular theatre ever seen in Baltimore The Fabulous Stanley Theatre

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John Bennaman. commented about Mayfair Theatre on Sep 12, 2013 at 9:24 am

Thanks Chuck1231, I am already familiar with Kilduff’s site, btw he is giving me two Stanley Theatre programs for free and one movie ad from both the Mayfair and Stanley. But I can never seem to get a picture of the Mayfair interior or the Auditorium interior.

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John Bennaman. commented about Mayfair Theatre on Sep 12, 2013 at 12:45 am

Tinseltoes do you by any chance have any historical programs or collections from the Auditorium or Mayfair like tickets or interior or exterior pictures of it. And if you do I would love to seeit.

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John Bennaman. commented about Stanley Theatre on Jul 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm

I have one with Morris A Mechanic’s initials on the back dated 1963

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John Bennaman. commented about Corner of Burwood Rd and Ritchie Hwy. on May 20, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Yep the Movie Was The Easy Riders which implies this picture came from either the 50’s or Early 60’s.

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John Bennaman. commented about Stanley Theatre on May 20, 2013 at 6:30 am

A little small correction Mayfair not Mayflower. I am very interested to hear that you attended Western High School on Howard Street. The Building in S still Up but now is used as Apartments and Rent Space. The Mayfair is closed up and in terrible disrepair condition with the roof collapse in 1998. And the poor Stanley gone from our memory. Although the Stanley is gone it’s memory will linger on forever in our hearts.

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John Bennaman. commented about Stanley Theatre on Mar 24, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Leonard “Melody Mac” McClain recorded his Album “LEONARD MACCLAIN PLAYS BALTIMORE’S FABULOUS STANTON THEATER ORGAN” in 1964, a year before the Stanton was torn down in 1965. It features 12 beautiful vintage musical pieces played by Melody Mac at the Stanton, currently it is the only known recording of the Hugh Kimball Organ used in the Stanton and is also the only know recording in the Stanton Theatre.

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John Bennaman. commented about Mayfair Theatre on Dec 1, 2011 at 5:28 pm

today the Mayfair is now listed as Baltimore’s Historical Landmark