Harundale Cinema I & II

710 Aquahart Road,
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

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Harundale Cinema marquee mid 1980's

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This theatre was located across from the Harundale Mall. Opened June 16 1964 with Stanley Baker in “Zulu”. It was a single screen theatre with 1,105 seats. It became a twin screen theatre June 17, 1973. It closed in 1989.

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Maximillian Genus
Maximillian Genus on September 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I saw The Empire Strikes Back for the first time, there in 1980.

refrost69
refrost69 on February 17, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Uploaded a few photos from the 80’s including the marquee from 1980 with The Empire Strikes Back. Saw a ton of movies here in the 70’s and 80’s including The Empire Strikes Back, Airplane, Superman 1+2, Scarface, Back to the Future, Weird Science, and Joysticks, lol. I want to say it closed in 1988 or 89.

ronnie21
ronnie21 on February 18, 2013 at 4:52 pm

seems like alot of theaters turn into churchs. and sometimes ones that shown porn before..

randytheicon
randytheicon on February 28, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Refrost, 1988 is correct. Between UA Marley and Glen Burnie Town Center, GCC couldn’t compete. I think it was a dollar house in its very last days.

Ronnie, movie theatres are ideal candidates for conversion into churches: large rooms with good acoustics and room for plenty of seating. The Harlem in west Baltimore started out as a church, became a movie house, and reverted to a church. The State on Monument St. in east Baltimore became Pastor Naomi Durant’s church, and she made few changes to the auditorium (including the seats).

Scraggler
Scraggler on April 2, 2015 at 12:50 am

Yup, Empire Strikes back, Superman and all of the Disney movies my sister would take me to on Saturdays. Also saw Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter there and the audience (mostly high schoolers) talked and screamed during the whole thing. As much as that drives me crazy now, that was a really great communal experience.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on April 3, 2015 at 6:57 am

Does anyone have any interior shots? I am curious as to how much of the original design remains intact. It is a very large building even for a twin.

Josieclaws
Josieclaws on August 16, 2015 at 9:32 pm

I worked there in the middle 70s. I remember when the Exorcist was playing the line went down Aquahart rd. exciting times.

Ftopel
Ftopel on June 1, 2016 at 11:42 am

Josieclaws, I don’t suppose you have any pictures? I realize it’s not something we ever thought of, working at movie theaters. A shame we took it for granted. I wish I’d taken more of Harbor IX and Annapolis Mall myself.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 6, 2017 at 3:54 am

This opened on July 16th, 1964 with one cinema. The grand opening ad can be found in the photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 6, 2017 at 5:54 pm

April 22nd, 1973 ad for construction can be found in the photo section for this cinema. It and the Perring Plaza Cinemas opened on June 17th, 1973 as twins.

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