Patterson Performing Arts Center

3136 Eastern Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21224

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Patterson Performing Arts Center

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The 1,200-seat Patterson Theater is one of Balitmore’s last remaining historic movie houses. Opened in 1930, the John Zink-designed theater was nearly destroyed by fire in 1958, but was saved and continued to show movies for several decades before it closed.

In 1998, the Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded Creative Alliance, a non-profit performing arts group, with a $7.5-million grant to transform the old movie house into the Patterson Center for the Arts.

The renovation/restoration was completed in 2003, and the Patterson Performing Arts Center is now open.

The building now houses the auditorium, a 2,000-square-foot gallery, studios, classrooms, meeting halls, and a cafe.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 27, 2005 at 4:46 pm

Here are some photos of the Patterson Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 30, 2006 at 3:48 am

This is a recent photo of the Patterson Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 12, 2007 at 10:01 am

Here is a website for the Creative Alliance.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 17, 2008 at 7:26 pm

This is a recent night view of the Patterson Theater.

kencmcintyre on March 16, 2009 at 9:08 am

Here is a March 2009 article from the Baltimore Sun:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 31, 2009 at 3:14 pm

This theater was a twin at one time. Here is a 1984 photo.

WHITEFIELD on October 24, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Here is a photo from the 1987 movie “TIN MEN”, The Patterson Theatre was used in this movie, set in 1963.
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spectrum on October 4, 2010 at 9:18 am

Another article. The renovation was completed in 2003 and Creative Alliance has been hosting events there ever since. Here’s an article about the renovation.

Their official websaite is:

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