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Harlem Theatre

616 N. Gilmor Street,
Baltimore, MD 21217

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Harlem Theatre

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Built as a Methodist church in 1903, it was converted into a cinema in a restrained Spanish Atmospheric style, opening on October 7, 1932 with Edmund Lowe in “Chandu the Magician”. It catered for an African-American audience. It was closed in 1975. It now operates as a church again.

Contributed by Graeme McBain

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kencmcintyre on September 16, 2007 at 3:27 am

Rome Theaters was the operator of the Harlem in the early sixties. President was H. Paul Rome.

atmos on July 27, 2015 at 11:46 am

Architect was Theodore Wells Pietsch.

AndreasP on November 4, 2017 at 9:55 pm

Photo from 2011:

DavidZornig on June 4, 2018 at 1:49 am

1932 photo added courtesy of The Afro-American Newspapers.

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