Keith's Theatre

114 West Lexington Street,
Baltimore, MD 21201

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

Showing 4 comments

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…

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.

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…)