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..................................................................................55436 Harford Road
..................................................................Baltimore City, Maryland ( Hamilton )
.................................................................................late 1920's to early 1980's
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  The Arcade opened in the late 1920's, and was one of two theatres in Hamilton, the other being the Avon on Hamilton Avenue, right around the corner. The Arcade had a great marquee that really stood out and lasted until a few years ago, when it was taken down for structural reasons,
around 2002 . The supports of the marquee had gotten weak, and the price to repair the heavy marquee was just too much. Sadly, nothing on the marquee was saved ! I remember the first time seeing the marquee and imagining how it must have looked at night, all lit up. The theater section of the building is actually in the back of the structure, where you must pass a long hallway  by several small shops to get there.

     Seating between just under 900 to 1,000 people. The building is currently used as a church after being used for years as a warehouse of sorts.

References -
Film Daily Yearbook - 1936 ( seated 1000 )
Film Daily Yearbook - 1943 ( seated 1000 )
Film Daily Yearbook - 1950 ( seated 892 )
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              Theater Baltimore 2010







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Aracde Theatre Baltimore Ad
...Arcade Theatre Baltimore
Thomas Paul Photo - mid 1980's
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                    Theatre Baltimore 1980's .
...............................This was actually only the entranceway, the actual theater was in the rear of the block , as seen above. .......................................

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1980's T.Paul view of Arcade Theatre Building.
...................Arcade Theatre Baltimore
................Late 1920's photo front of the Arcade Theatre.
Photo  - Courtesy of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Collection at the Baltimore Museum of Industry




     Individual bulbs not only spelled out ARCADE on the marquee, but it was outlined in neon. The front neon of the Arcade Theater changed over the years, but was always eye catching until the old marquee finally came down in 2002.



.........................Arcade Theatre Hamilton Baltimore Harford Road


To the rear of the building is the actual theater, as shown here.

...........................Arcade Theatre Baltimore Hamilton Harford Rd
..........................2004 view of Arcade Theater Hamilton Baltimore
              Harford Rd
........... 2006 picture of the front of Arcade.

 
 










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