Edmondson Village Theatre

4428 Edmondson Avenue,
Baltimore, MD 21229

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Edmondson Village Theatre

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Part of the Edmondson Village shopping center, which was Baltimore’s first modern shopping center. It was a grand concept back in the 1940’s, a movie theatre in a shopping center.

Opened on June 3, 1949 with 1,205 seats. Built in a Colonial style with a large marquee over the entire front of the theatre. It was closed in 1974, and in 1981 it was boarded up and looked like the end of the old theatre. it sat vacant for years, but since has been rebuilt into a doctor’s office.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

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BrooklynJim
BrooklynJim on July 1, 2006 at 6:47 am

On page 25 of Herbert H. Harwood’s book, “Baltimore and Its Streetcars” (Quadrant Press, NY, 1984), there is a sharp half-page photo of the Edmondson Village Theater taken in January, 1951. The marquee features Ingrid Bergman’s “Joan of Arc” (1948) and Debbie Reynolds' “Two Weeks With Love” (1950), both on their second runs.

Unfortunately, I do not have the technical capability to scan or post this great pic, but if Charles or someone else who has access to Harwood’s book can share it with all, that would be terrific. Good luck!

rivest266
rivest266 on February 4, 2007 at 5:19 am

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has an picture of the theatre.

dionysoscub
dionysoscub on August 2, 2008 at 5:34 pm

I grew up in Edmondson Village and saw quiet a few movies as a kid. In addition to the movie theatre, there was also a bowling alley beaneath it.

charbond
charbond on April 11, 2009 at 5:09 pm

The Edmondson Village Theatre had a seating capacity of 1,203. The small marquee on the side of the building was over the entrance to the bowling lanes and the “Dugout” snack bar (they were flooded out in 1972 by Hurricane Agnes). The second floor of the building included the Manager’s office, a children’s party room, employee lounge as well as the projection room, generator room and screening room.

Delfan1961
Delfan1961 on October 3, 2014 at 8:01 am

I grew up downtown, and only remember going to this theater once. It was around 1959, for a showing of “Shane”, which had originally had a 1953 release.

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