Harlem Theatre

616 N. Gilmor Street,
Baltimore, MD 21217

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Previously operated by: State Theatres Circuit (aka Rome Theaters)

Architects: Theodore Wells Pietsch, Wilson Porter Smith

Functions: Church

Styles: Atmospheric, Spanish Renaissance

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Harlem Theatre

Built as a Methodist church in 1903, it was converted into a cinema in a restrained Spanish Atmospheric style, opening on October 7, 1932 with Edmund Lowe in “Chandu the Magician”. It catered for an African-American audience. It was closed in 1975. It now operates as a church again.

Contributed by Graeme McBain

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

kencmcintyre on September 15, 2007 at 7:27 pm

Rome Theaters was the operator of the Harlem in the early sixties. President was H. Paul Rome.

atmos on July 27, 2015 at 3:46 am

Architect was Theodore Wells Pietsch.

AndreasP on November 4, 2017 at 2:55 pm

Photo from 2011: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Harlem_Park_Community_Baptist_Church_(21592336602).jpg

DavidZornig on June 3, 2018 at 5:49 pm

1932 photo added courtesy of The Afro-American Newspapers.

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