Biddle Theatre

1235 East Biddle Street,
Baltimore, MD 21228

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The Biddle Theatre was located on the east side of Baltimore City and opened on June 4, 1948 seating a little under 500. It was located in a three story building on Biddle Street. It was a long narrow building with three story buildings on each side of the theatre with retail on the first floors and apartments on the upper floors.

It closed in 1970 and was boarded up until the 1980’s when the entire block was demolished to make way for public houseing units.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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teecee
teecee on April 20, 2005 at 7:30 pm

Photo at bottom of this link shows theater just before demolition:
http://www.kilduffs.com/BPA.html

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Part of an article in the Baltimore Sun in August 2006:

Aug. 26—Lena K. Lee, an educator and attorney who was one of the first African-American women elected to the Maryland General Assembly, died in her sleep Thursday evening in her home in the 1800 block of Madison Ave., where she had lived since 1940. She had celebrated her 100th birthday last month. The daughter of a coal miner, Mrs. Lee taught in the city schools, earned a law degree in her 40s and wasn’t elected to state office until she was 60. But her life and devotion to public service were praised yesterday by a number of political and civic activists. Mrs. Lee was married for many years to Robert R. Lee, a Baltimore businessman who owned the Biddle Theater and died more than 40 years ago.

randytheicon
randytheicon on May 31, 2009 at 7:27 pm

The housing on the Biddle site is private, not public.

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