Glen Burnie Mall Theatre

Ritchie Highway,
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

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Previously operated by: Broumas Theatres

Architects: G.N. Limbert

Functions: Retail

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Glen Burnie Mall theater 1980's

A single screen theatre located the next shopping center over from the Ritchie Cinemas. It was opened on January 15, 1964 with Elizabeth Taylor in “The V.I.P.’s”. It was closed in 1984.

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refrost69 on February 17, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Theater closed in 1984 I believe. Was a $1 theater in 1983-84. Still obvious it was a theater as it is taller than the other part of the mall. Was gutted and became a Walden’s Books and 2 other stores. Later was Famous Footwear. Mall is still open, but like a morgue.

Scraggler on April 2, 2015 at 1:08 am

If I’m remembering correctly, one of the last movies they showed (or maybe THE last) was Return of the Jedi which would have been ‘83 into '84 since it ran for something like 6 months. We went to the very last showing and they weren’t going to screen it because it was just me and my dad there. They said it cost too much in electricity to run it for 2 people. Then another couple arrived and they were forced to show it :) Like refrost69 said, it’s a ghost town now. The only thing making money is Toys R Us. Really sad.

rivest266 on February 6, 2017 at 4:00 am

This opened on January 15th, 1964. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

dallasmovietheaters on June 21, 2019 at 8:38 am

Architect – G.N. Limbert

dallasmovietheaters on January 10, 2021 at 2:11 pm

The Glen Burnie Mall was announced in 1962 opening in February of 1963 with 33 stores anchored by a Montgomery Ward store. Movie fans had to go across the street to the Governor Ritchie Drive-In Theatre to enjoy movies. The mall was an Edward DeBartolo project and would add an indoor theatre a year later with the Glen Burnie Mall Theatre. It opened on a 20-year lease on January 15, 1964 with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in “The V.I.P.s”. It was billed as the only “All Climate Theatre” in Baltimore. It was associated with the John Broumas Theatre Circuit. The theatre appears to have closed at the end of its leasing period.

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