Broadway Theatre

509 South Broadway,
Baltimore, MD 21231

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Broadway Theatre

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The Broadway Theatre was one of the big four Fells Point movie theatres, which included the Leader Theatre, Cluster Theatre and the Apex Theatre. The building has a look of a medieval castle and opened in 1916. Elaborate brownstone and copper facade, which was painted over over in brown and green.

When the movies ended in 1978, it became a restaurant that is doing a booming business as the Latin Palace nightclub. The neighborhood is now a lively Hispanic section of the city.

Just to see the opulence the theatre once had is worth a visit today. No mistaking that it was once a great place to see a movie.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

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JackCoursey
JackCoursey on September 1, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Here is a 2008 photo of the former Broadway Theatre

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 11, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Just added a 1950 poster to the Photos Section.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 27, 2014 at 8:27 pm

A permit to convert the ground floor of the building at 509-513 S. Broadway into a movie and vaudeville theater was granted to the Broadway Theatre Company on October 16, 1913. According to Robert Kirk Headley’s Motion Picture Exhibition in Baltimore: An Illustrated History and Directory of Theaters, 1895-2004, the architect for the conversion was Alfred Lowther Forrest.

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