Apex Theatre

110 South Broadway,
Baltimore, MD 21231

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Apex Theatre

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The Apex Theatre showed X rated films from 1972 until its closing at the end of November 2013. Fells Point also had the Leader Theatre, the Broadway Theatre and the Cluster Theatre.

The Apex Theatre opened on July 1, 1942 with “Remember Pearl Harbor”, and while it is not the most attractive theatre to settle on Broadway, it is the only one that has survived.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

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Thomas on January 5, 2005 at 5:08 pm

The Apex is trying to get out of showing movies ( 2005 ) and show live strip shows. There was a lot of talk about it in Dec 2004, and no word as to what will happen. The article did mention that the Fell’s Point Area finds the Apex a good neighbor, even with them showing porn.

RobertR on March 4, 2005 at 8:18 am

Here is a marquee shot

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MagicLantern on April 16, 2005 at 9:37 pm

The theatre and its marquee appear in John Waters' “Cecil B. Demented”.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 20, 2005 at 11:24 am

The Apex Theatre marquee, neon lit at night:

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 20, 2005 at 11:30 am

The Film Daily Yearbook;1950 edition gives the Apex Theatre a seating capacity of 672.

mark700 on March 1, 2007 at 4:38 am

i visited two weeks ago – huge theater.

Marcel on May 22, 2007 at 7:22 am

A great book has been published on all of Baltimores theaters, called “Motion Picture Exhibition In Baltimore” by Robert K. Headley. Borders has it. There is a great shot of the Cluster here. It’s unbelievable how many theaters Baltimore had at one time-and look at it now. The Apex must be one of the last porn theaters in the country.It doesn’t advertise in City Paper any longer-wonder if it’s closed.

randytheicon on June 12, 2009 at 5:38 pm

The Apex DID try showing mainstream movies, circa 1981, as a bargain house. That didn’t last very long, and they went back to smut.

Chuck, that 7-Eleven has been there for at least 25 years.

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