Harford Theatre

2616-2620 Harford Road,
Baltimore, MD 21218

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Located in the middle of the block stands the old Harford Theatre. Opened in 1916 the theatre seated 500. The interior as well as the exterior was a neo classical style and it was designed by architect A. Lowther Forrest.

In 1920 it was re-modeled and enlarged to the designs of Ewald Blanke and John Zink and had a new seating capacity of 700. In 1921 a 2Manual Moller organ (Opus 2987) was installed.

The theatre lasted as a movie house until 1960. It re-opened as the Harford Art theatre in 1962 but closed for good in 1963. Nothing has changed in the structure of the building since it closed. It became a church after closing as a movie theatre and is still the same today.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 28, 2005 at 7:17 am

In 1920 the Harford Theatre was re-modeled to plans by architects Ewald Blanke and John Zink. It lasted as a regular movie house until 1960. It re-opened as the Harford Arts Theatre in 1962, but closed for good in 1963.

randytheicon
randytheicon on May 31, 2009 at 7:08 pm

The old marquee remained on the building for some years. The Harford did reopen as an adult theatre in the early 1970s, but only briefly.

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