......................................................................York Movie Theatre
              Baltimore
............................................................................2022  Greenmount Avenue
...............................................................................Baltimore, Maryland   ( Northern Baltimore City )

..................................................................................................AKA - The Pastime in early years

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......................................................................................The site of the old York Theatre , as long as I can remember, an empty lot.

.........................2000 Greenmount Avenue Baltimore Maryland
   The York Theatre was a small, long lived neighborhood theatre that was located near the intersection of Greenmount Avenue and 21st Street.  This picture, taken in the 1970's shows the block, but it is impossible to pick out the old theatre building. The York opened as the Pastime, and to this date I have yet to find a photo of the building. The Speedy Cleaners sign in the middle of the shot survived until 2005, when it came down. A closer photo of the old sign can be seen below.
York Theatre Site Baltimore
This empty lot  ( left ) on Greenmount Avenue is the best I can find of what might have been the York Theatre. When I started my research in the 1980's, I had trouble researching this theatre, and twenty years, my luck has not changed. I have found photos of the area in the 1950's, and couldn't find a theatre anywhere. The York Theatre was listed for years in the Film Daily Yearbook,  from the early 1930's ( showing 300 seats ) , to the mid 1950's, where the seating was shown at 299. I am not sure what happened to that one seat lost.


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              Speedy Valet Sign Baltimore


............................................................Speedy Valet Sign Baltimore
  For years, the Speedy Cleaners sign stood on Greenmount Avenue at 20th Street. It was t taken down after the building, long abandoned, was struck by a car, and was razed. Good news though, the sign was saved by Norm, Baltimore's Neon sign king ! Check out his website ......

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