New Theatre

210 W. Lexington Street,
Baltimore, MD 21201

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tuleasvanity
tuleasvanity on October 29, 2012 at 10:41 pm

I worked there as an usher during the Sound of Music run. I just loved it there. All kinds of nooks and crannies to explore. It was always so difficult for people to navigate up the balcony stairs in the poor lighting. I wish it had been preserved.

randytheicon
randytheicon on May 13, 2010 at 6:45 pm

It’s gone.

The New, 1910-2010. May its memory live on.

randytheicon
randytheicon on May 3, 2010 at 4:41 pm

I hope this works…I took some pics today of the New’s destruction, then resurrected my rarely-used MySpace page to create this album:

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There’s also one picture of the Howard in its current state.

randytheicon
randytheicon on May 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Another corner – this one in the rear left – was opened this past week, as the several buildings to the west of the New were leveled. The original Lexington St. lobby is gone. Only things standing on that end of the block is the corner building and what’s left of the New’s auditorium.

From Clay St. you can see that the projection room holes were recessed into the ceiling. Was that ceiling lowered during one of the New’s several remodels?

randytheicon
randytheicon on April 12, 2010 at 8:10 pm

DEMOLITION IS UNDERWAY at the New!! One corner of the building – to the left of where the screen was – has been removed; from the rear (Clay St.) you can see part of the balcony, the upper surround speakers, and the booth apertures. Sad sight to see, folks…

randytheicon
randytheicon on May 31, 2009 at 10:41 am

You all forgot the fire that extensively damaged the original Lexington St. lobby, circa 1967. That’s what caused the entrance to be moved to Park Ave., while the old lobby was sealed off and converted to retail.. The auditorium was given a bland, mostly white color scheme.

In the 1990s, the building was occupied by New York Fashions, which reconnected the the old lobby area to the former auditorium. Part of the upstairs concourse was still visible in the store.

moift
moift on February 4, 2009 at 7:38 am

in 65, i remember going to see the Sound of Music here- on the Lex ave side. we arrived very late, and i remember going up a substantial flight of steps to get to the seating area.

moift
moift on February 4, 2009 at 7:36 am

my cousin was an usher here and she was allowed to let us sit in the last row of the theatre and get free popcorn. this was during the roadshow days so we were able to see- as follows
Funny Girl
Hello Dolly
Sweet Charity
Gone with the Wind
War and Peace
Ben Hur
Ten Commandments

then, much later,
i remember seeing a double bill of
The Man with 2 Heads/Shaft’s big Score

somoman
somoman on July 1, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Any historians out there who are attached to The New Theatre? I have a small handful of ticket stubs 1966, 1967 and 1970. They are yours for the asking.

Email me at

Stephen

somoman
somoman on September 29, 2007 at 2:39 pm

Does anyone know if the New Theatre in Baltimore was ever used as a concert venue?

TomMcDade
TomMcDade on June 7, 2005 at 10:56 am

Michael, Thanks for the help! Sincerely, Tom McDade

Coate
Coate on June 7, 2005 at 9:25 am

“Does anyone know what date The Sound of Music opened at the New Theatre in Baltimore?”


Mar. 24, 1965

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TomMcDade
TomMcDade on June 7, 2005 at 8:37 am

Does anyone know what date The Sound of Music opened at the New Theatre in Baltimore?

Michael21046
Michael21046 on December 14, 2004 at 4:14 pm

The New was the “Sound of Music” theatre in downtown Baltimore. SOM remained for over a year in its original reserved seat format. The New may have continued for longer with SOM but it had to make room for “Hawaii” – also starring Julie Andrews.