Keith's Theatre

114 West Lexington Street,
Baltimore, MD 21201

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

Showing 8 comments

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 18, 2009 at 5:49 am

Another blurry one. You might need a new camera.

randytheicon
randytheicon on June 16, 2009 at 7:30 pm

The building described in Kilduff’s is indeed 114, which I confirmed today. The exterior of 112 just strikes me as being a great theatre exterior.

It’s too bad the New’s Lex exterior is covered up by ugly panels…

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 16, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Randy….114 West Lexington Street is the address given on the Kilduffs website that I linked to in the first comment above. It’s possible that the entrance was located at 112. The ads for the Keith’s don’t give a specific address so I really don’t know which number is correct.

randytheicon
randytheicon on June 16, 2009 at 3:20 pm

LM, I walked by the Keith’s site this morning…all those times I’ve passed by there and never realized it was a theatre lobby!

Odd thing is, 112 W. Lexington looks more like a theatre entrance than 114. That building has a huge curved wall of translucent glass blocks on the upper floors, similar to the Senator.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 15, 2009 at 6:56 pm

A Moller organ opus 2610 size 3/17 was installed in the Garden Theater in 1919.

randytheicon
randytheicon on June 15, 2009 at 2:54 pm

The garage that replaced Keith’s was unusual: it had large hydraulic car elevators that moved from side-to-side as well as up-and-down! As a kid I spent many hours just watching those lifts. By the 1980s all but the ground level of the garage was closed; later it shut down altogether. Two teenagers died when they were chasing birds inside and fell down the hoistway for the lifts; after that the building was declared unsafe and was razed. (Apologies for the somewhat off-topic post…)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 15, 2009 at 8:10 am

This site has some photos and ads.