photo by Vivian Doering

Baltimore’s Golden Age of Movie Theaters


Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:00 pm


Thursday, October 15, 2020 5:00 pm

About the Event

Presented as part of Doors Open Baltimore Arts & Culture Week

Reminisce through the golden age of Baltimore’s movie theaters. Move through the magical decades of one of our latest exhibitions, Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters. Joe TropeaMCHC’s Curator of Films & Photographs, will reflect on what going to the movies was like all the way back to day one of Electric Park, through current day theater. Using contemporary and historical photographs, memories and narrative, Joe and his guests, Amy DavisBaltimore Sun photographer and author of Flickering Treasures, Robert K. Headley, motion picture exhibition historian and author of Motion Picture Exhibition in BaltimoreEric R. Cotton, founder of the Baltimore Filmmakers Collective, and activist Ralph Moore, will muse on how Baltimore’s movie theaters celebrated how we lived and dreamed.

Presented in collaboration with the Maryland Center for History and Culture. This virtual program has been supported in part by PNC Bank.