Harundale Cinema I & II

710 Aquahart Road,
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

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Ftopel on May 13, 2017 at 12:23 pm

The dining area is the left side of the building and meeting room was rear. Reflections on the glass made it impossible to see the right side.

I’m desperate for pics of the theater interior. I remember entering to approach the concession stand, with theater doors to the right. I recall if you turned around from the theaters there was a game room.

The big theater on the left seemed huge to me as an eight-year-old but it was probably a standard 300 seater. I definitely saw Back to the Future, Weird Science, Harry and the Hendersons, Howard the Duck and maybe more there.

JackCoursey on May 13, 2017 at 10:57 am

thanks for the interior shots! It appears that they have dropped the ceiling and leveled the floors. i am hoping that at least one of the auditoriums is still mostly intact from its day as a cinema as that this was one of the flagship theatres of the gcc chain.

Ftopel on May 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Visited the site last week. It was closed but took what pics I could through the windows of the interior as requested by JackCoursey.

rivest266 on February 6, 2017 at 3:54 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.

rivest266 on February 6, 2017 at 1:54 am

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

Ftopel on June 1, 2016 at 9:42 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.

Josieclaws on August 16, 2015 at 7:32 pm

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

JackCoursey on April 3, 2015 at 4:57 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.

Scraggler on April 1, 2015 at 10:50 pm

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.

randytheicon on February 28, 2013 at 3:29 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).

ronnie21 on February 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm

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

refrost69 on February 17, 2013 at 3:22 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.

Maximillian Genus
Maximillian Genus on September 27, 2011 at 10:12 am

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

JackCoursey on March 10, 2011 at 3:43 pm

The theatre opened as a single screen operation in 1963 then added a second auditoria ten years later.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 14, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Wouldn’t everknow that was a theatre and i can usually spot them.A complete facelift.

elkridgecinemas on April 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm

the theatre is now a church