AMC Security Square 8

1717 North Rolling Road,
Baltimore, MD 21244

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Holden_Pike
Holden_Pike on August 11, 2011 at 2:01 am

Saw so many movies there in the 1970s and early ‘80s when it was still inside the Mall. The nearby Westview Cinemas, not far as the crow flies, was a much nicer theater in just about every way, but Security wasn’t bad – especially before it was carved up from two to four screens – and it benefited by being in Security Square Mall.

When the outdoor cinema was built, it was one of the nicer in the Baltimore County area and was an instant hit. I remember going to see Tim Burton’s BATMAN there opening day and the line stretched all the way around the building. But the explosion of multiplexes in the 1990s really dragged off a lot of its business over the years.

Can’t say I have much of en emotional attachment to it the way I do for the Wsetview, which was truly a treasure.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on December 15, 2010 at 4:50 am

This is the theatre where the infamously bad horror film Ax ‘Em (then known as The Weekend It Lives) premiered. It is notable for the fact that the director was the son of a local congressman.

randytheicon
randytheicon on May 1, 2010 at 11:32 pm

BTW, Windsor Hills is a residential community on the western edge of Baltimore City – a few miles to the east. This theatre is in Woodlawn, Baltimore County.

MovieTix86
MovieTix86 on June 29, 2008 at 3:15 am

Originally opened by General Cinema Corporation – formerly known as GCC Security Square 8. Now run by AMC Theatres as AMC Security Square 8.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 7, 2007 at 8:50 pm

Picture of the theatre can be seen at

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Iatse181Frank
Iatse181Frank on April 2, 2006 at 2:03 am

This theatre opened in 1972. It was the first theater inside an enclosed mall in Baltimore. It went to 4 screens in 1978, with a major expansion of the mall. The original 2 screens were kept, and 2 more were added on to the complex. In 1987,the theatre moved to the outside parking lot, with 8 new screens and the first THX sound system, in Baltimore. There were many 70mm movies shown here, including Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom , and the Batman Movie. The Theatre has outlasted competition from The old Westview Palace, and a newer UA multiplex. It stands alone in the south west corner of Baltimore County.