110 S. Broadway,
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Previously operated by: K-B Theatres
Architects: Hal A. Miller
Styles: Streamline Moderne
News About This Theater
- Dec 18, 2013 — Baltimore's last adult movie theater closes
- Feb 9, 2010 — Modern struggles of the adult theater
The Apex Theatre was opened July 1, 1942 with “Remember Pearl Harbor” and while it is not the most attractive theatre to settle on Broadway, it was the last one to survive. It showed X rated films from 1972 until its closing at the end of November 2013. By 2019 it had been converted into a supermarket. Fells Point also had the Leader Theatre, the Broadway Theatre and the Cluster Theatre.
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The Apex DID try showing mainstream movies, circa 1981, as a bargain house. That didn’t last very long, and they went back to smut.
Chuck, that 7-Eleven has been there for at least 25 years.
Here is a 1988 photo:
In 1941, the owners of the Apex were in a clearance dispute with Loew’s, as reported in the July 18 issue of The Film Daily:The K-B Amusement Company was a partnership of Fred S. Kogod and Max Burka. They controlled several theaters in the greater Washington D.C. region.
1956 photo added credit William McCully. Some sources indicate “Liane, Jungle Goddess” had it’s U.S. release in 1959.
“Liane” was in general release in the Baltimore area in the summer and fall of 1958, but I don’t find it at the Apex during that period. Per the Baltimore Sun listings the double bill on the marquee in the photo played the Apex December 25-27, 1962.
Thank you for updating the photo.
Sure do miss the Apex. These structures just aren’t around anymore.
Currently some type of grocery / bodega.
June 2019 street view shows it with a vinyl awning as Broadway Super Market. The marquee and poster boxes have been removed exposing red bricks different than the beige face brick. There is graffiti on some portions.
In Baltimore it was for over 40 years THE APEX of porn! Oopsie! I couldn’t help myself! Enjoy kiddies! 🤣🤭😁😇😝