Academy Theatre

46 West Washington Street,
Hagerstown, MD 21740

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Academy Theatre (1936)

The Academy Theatre was one of several old movie theatres in Hagerstown. It opened in 1924 seating 1,168 which made it a good sized theatre. The address changed several times over its life span while the theatre was open. It started at 30 then went to 40 and a final address of 46 West Washington Street.

The Academy Theatre closed in 1953 and was later demolished.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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gmorrison
gmorrison on February 21, 2005 at 12:52 pm

In response to the above, the Academy is NOT “still standing and boarded up.” I was born in Hagerstown in 1948 and grew up there.
While I was still a kid, the Academy was demolished and a shoe store took its place. Later, I believe, the shoe store also was demolished leaving a vacant lot of rubble. What’s become of the site in the last few years I don’t know.

Glenn M.
Washington, DC

Joebrining
Joebrining on August 29, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Still open in June 1953, just came across ad in newspaper archive for a western double feature Joe Hagerstown MD

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