New Theatre

102 E. Main Street,
Elkton, MD 21921

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The New Theatre opened in 1949. Today it appears to be in some sort of workshop use.

Any further information would be appreciated.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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kencmcintyre on November 8, 2008 at 6:41 pm

There may have been a predecessor, according to excerpt from a 12/26/47 article in the Denton Journal:


Sweeping through the business district of Elkton early Saturday morning, a half-million dollar fire destroyed two hotels, the town’s only theater and several minor businesses. More than 100 persons were forced to flee to the streets before the blaze was brought under control by firemen from three states.

The Ritz Hotel, the New Central Hotel and the New Theatre were destroyed. Other buildings which were damaged included the J. J. Newberry 5-and-10-cent store, the Janis Shop, a restaurant, a liquor store and a photographer’s shop.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 7, 2016 at 3:03 am

The predecessor theater kencmcintyre mentioned could have been the house for which the contracts had just been let according to the September 16, 1922, issue of The American Contractor. The $30,000 project on Main Street had been designed by Hoffman & Henon for The William Pierce Amusement Company.

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