Cluster Theatre

303 South Broadway,
Baltimore, MD 21231

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Cluster Theatre

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Operated by the Cluster family, therefore getting its unusual name from the family. The Cluster Theatre opened in 1923 and closed as a movie theatre in 1978. It had the first Wurlitzer theatre organ in Baltimore.

Fell’s Point is one of these areas that seems to reinvent itself every so often, and has survived quite well over the years. The area kept several movies houses open into the 1970’s, but since, all have closed except the Apex.

The Cluster Theatre building sat vacant for years, and started to show signs of neglect, but has since been used by a Hispanic church, and seems to be doing well. The Cluster’s ornate marquee still stands today.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

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bnevens
bnevens on September 27, 2004 at 8:32 am

The Cluster Theatre was owned by my great-grandfather, Benjamin Cluster. I would be interested in any info regarding the theatre or the Cluster family.

Thank you.

bnevens
bnevens on August 8, 2005 at 5:14 am

Charles,

Thank you very much for posting the Cluster Theatre photos. I am especially happy to have the older one. Would you happen to know the date it was taken?

Barbara

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 7, 2005 at 4:45 pm

Here are some photos of the Cluster Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 8, 2005 at 5:34 am

A Wurlitzer organ Opus 602 Style 100 X was installed in the Cluster Theater on 11/23/1922.

randytheicon
randytheicon on June 12, 2009 at 5:58 pm

The Cluster ran adult movies for a brief spell in the early-mid 1980s, but was closed down due to neighborhood and church complaints.

rliss
rliss on April 20, 2012 at 7:58 am

Hi I’m an artist currently living in Baltimore and I have been working on a series of paintings of old movie theaters including the Cluster. If your interested you can take a look here: http://www.rosemaryliss.com/

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