110 N. Market Street,
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The Frederick Theater was the first movie theater in Frederick, MD. Although the Opera House and Majestic Theater’s had already been built, they weren’t movie theaters. When the theater opened in 1919, a crowd reported to excede 1,000 attended. Over the years, the Frederick Theater became known for showing mostly Westerns. By 1941, the Frederick Theatre was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.
When Coke was still sold in glass bottles, the children had a game that they played during the movie. Since the theater had a slanted floor, the children, (and sometimes kids-at-heart) would set the bottles down in the aisle and let them roll down to hit the stage. When they hit, they cracked and sent a whirlwind of excitement through the auditorium.
The Frederick Theater was popular up until the advent of television. At that time, the theater was closed, never to be reopened. For a time, the theater was occupied by Rogers hardware store, until it was demolished to make way for a parking lot.
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