Carey Theatre

1422 North Carey Street,
Baltimore, MD 21217

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Located on North Carey Street the Carey Theatre was opened in September 1915. It operated as a Negro theatre. It was closed in 1953, and converted into a church. The church had moved out by 1970, and the empty building was demolished in 1971-1972 to make way for a school.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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KenRoe
KenRoe on August 7, 2005 at 12:15 pm

The Carey Theatre was one of the first Negro theatres to operate, opening in early 1916.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 7, 2005 at 3:53 pm

This website has photos of the Carey Theater.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 16, 2008 at 10:23 am

The theater is listed at 1442 N. Carey in this archival item:
http://tinyurl.com/5un52a

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 16, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Unless the street was renumbered at some point, that address is incorrect and so is the one given above. The Carey is listed in the Film Daily with an address of 1422 North Carey Street and an ad on the Kilduff website that I linked to on Oct 7, 2005, gives an address of 1422 North Carey Street.

durango48
durango48 on September 23, 2011 at 10:40 am

I attended the Carey Theater a many a Saturday…stayed all day watching my favorite western stars, Charles Starrett, Wild Bill Elliott,etc., those memorable “Purple Monster Strikes” chapter serials, cartoons, and those great Columbia Comedy Shorts. There were vendors who walked the isles with large cardboard boxes of goodies for sale strapped to their shoulders.

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