Maryland Theater

37 N. Mechanic Street,
Cumberland, MD 21502

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The Maryland Theater was opened on November 21, 1907, with a seating capacity for 1,800. It continued until at least 1950. It was razed in 1966.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 20, 2011 at 5:39 am

The Daily Bulletin of the Manufacturers Record, issue of April 23, 1907, had this item: “Cumberland, Md â€"Theater. â€"Maryland Theater Co. has awarded contract to the Brady Construction & Engineering Co., Parkersburg, W. Va., for erection of theater costing alout $70,000 after plans by John D. Allen, Philadelphia, Pa.; seating capacity 1800. (Referred to April 18.)”

Robert K. Headley’s book Maryland’s Motion Picture Theatres gives the opening date of the house as November 21, 1907.

This web page has several ads for the Maryland Theatre, including one for the 1927 release “7th Heaven.”

kaykyserkenny
kaykyserkenny on October 9, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Throughout the 1940s, the Maryland hosted numerous nationally-known big bands. Not Miller, Goodman, Dorsey, Kyser, or Ellington, but just about everyone else. Ellington’s band appeared at the Strand in Cumberland in 1940. Goodman, Miller, Dorsey, and Kyser at the nearby Crystal Park Ballroom(La Vale) in the ‘30s.

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