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  18 West Lexington Street
  Baltimore, Maryland
 ( Downtown )



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  Interior of Baltimore's Valencia Theatre.

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  Above, a program from 1927 for the Valencia Theatre in Baltimore. Below, an older program for the Century Theatre Ballroom, out of which the Valencia was built in 1926.


...................   John Kilduff Colllection
  A 1947 promotion for the movie " Panic " . Panic and snowfall seem to go hand in hand in Baltimore, even to this day.

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    When the Century Theatre first opened in 1921,the Valencia was actually a rooftop ballroom. According to Exit, written by Dr. Robert Headley, by 1926 the Valencia Theatre opened as a " Spanish Garden " styled theatre. 



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  1931 release " Strangers May Kiss" starring Norma Shearer.


  " Dust be my Destiny" released in 1939.


    The 1928 film " The Cossacks", starring John Gilbert .

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 " Die Forsterchristi " was a German film released in 1931. Years later during WWII, such a film would not have been played at the theater.
   Gloria Swanson starred in " Sadie Thompson"  in 1928. Admission was only a quarter.
  John Gilbert and Greta Garbo in the 1929 release of  " A Woman of Affairs". While daytime admission was still 25 cents, the evening shows were 35 cents.

  
 A newspaper blank for the Valencia Theatre, circa the 1920's.

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  The 1950 film " The Toast of New Orleans " showing at the valencia Theatre.  The theatre closed for good 5 years later.










  1929 ad for the film "Broadway Melody "

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  Interior shot of the interior of the Valencia Theatre, which was designed by John Eberson to represent a Spanish Garden.

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   The film " The Cock-eyed World " was released in 1929.


  A quarter was all it cost to see a matinee of " A Certain Young Man " at the Valencia in 1928. Nights it would run you an extra dime.




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