Movies 6

317 E. Main Street,
Salisbury, MD 21801

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The Boulevard Theatre opened on June 17, 1947 with a seating capacity of 1,105 in orchestra and balcony levels. It was built for and operated by the Ulman Theatre Corporation.

Later sub-divided and with additional screens built onto the sides, it had 6-screens, and was last operated by Regal Cinemas as Movies 6 until the 1990’s. After it closed, Regal Cinemas donated the building to Wicomico Arts Council. They intended to operate the building as a performing arts centre but failed to raise funding.

The building was sold and was demolished in late-April 2009.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 6, 2009 at 1:54 pm

When it was still standing, it looked like this.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 31, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Here is a 1980 photo of the Boulevard Theater.

dplomin1954
dplomin1954 on April 24, 2010 at 9:01 am

Maybe their would have been more consideration for restoring the theater if they didn’t screw up the facade with that tacky modernization. So bland and unnecessary. If that was the first thing I saw as a potential investor, I might not even go inside. I bet it had a nice brick facing.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 27, 2011 at 4:03 am

Here are demolition photos of the Boulevard Theatre from 2009:

Part I

Part II

Part III

This web page has scans of newspaper ads for four of the five theaters that were operating in Salisbury in 1954. They are the Boulevard Theatre, the New Theatre, the Ritz Theatre, and the Wicomico Theatre. Missing is the Ulmans Theatre.

In addition, I’ve come across references to an Arcade Theatre operating in Salisbury by 1917, and still operating in the early 1930s. There are also references to the house as the New Arcade Theatre, so it might be an aka for the New Theatre in the 1954 ad.

The “New Theaters” section of Film Daily for July 1, 1927, mentions a theater to be built at Salisbury:

“Salisbury, Md.— A theater to seat 1,000 and costing $120,000 will be built here soon from plans by Edward C. May, architect of Wilmington, Del.”
As the Ulmans Theatre was an old opera house and the Boulevard was built in 1947, if this project was completed it must have been one of the other three houses advertised in 1954.

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