Recher Theatre

512 York Road,
Towson, MD 21204

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Architects: John Ahlers

Firms: George Norbury MacKenzie III

Functions: Nightclub

Previous Names: Towson Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 410.337.7178

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Recher Theatre

The Towson Theatre opened on March 1, 1928. The architect was John Ahlers of the George Norbury MacKenzie III architectual firm. Cost of building the theatre was $100,000. It was equipped with a Kilgen 2 maual 4 rank theatre organ.

After the theatre closed it was sold to the Recher family who turned it into an upscale billiard parlor. The theatre was renamed the Recher Theatre and functioned as a concert venue. By 2019 it had become a nightclub named Torrent Nightclub.

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DavidZornig on March 19, 2016 at 9:26 pm

Circa 1979 photo added courtesy of Ralph Dacious McCain‎.

DavidZornig on February 20, 2019 at 1:38 pm

1954 photo added via John Knott‎.

DavidZornig on February 20, 2019 at 1:57 pm

Now known as Torrent Nightclub. Website below and Facebook page below.

MarkA on April 18, 2020 at 9:04 am

The Towson Theatre had a two-manual/four-rank Kilgen theatre organ installed for its opening. It appears to be the same as the Kilgen organ installed in the Bel Air Theatre, in Belair MD. I recall seeing a floored-over orchestra pit in front of the stage during a late 1979 visit to see “The Amityville Horrors.” There were very few Kilgen organs installed in Maryland. This is not surprising, since the largest builders of pipe organs, M.P. Moller, Inc., was located in Hagerstown, Maryland.

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