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709 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, Md.
( Southwestern Baltimore City )







 .............................Columbia Theatre Baltimore
.............................Many Thanks to Dr Robert Headley for the Photo !

  Several Baltimore movie theatres were torn down to make way for a Boulevard that would make travel from Southwest Baltimore to the Howard Street Coridor quicker. Martin Luther King Blvd. has made travel in Baltimore much easier, but the Columbia Theatre was one of the old theatres torn down to make way for the new roadway, as were theatres on Penna. Ave., West Baltimore Street , and Fremont Street. The photo above shows the oldColumbia Theatre before it was torn down. The site is now a ramp to get onto I-95 towards Washington DC or New York.
.....Columbia Theatre Ad Baltimore ..........................Columbia Theatre Baltimore
  Two ads from the Columbia Theatre in Baltimore Maryland. The first ad is circa 1922.  The second ad dates back to 1936.  The ads often listed the address as simply Columbia Avenue and Fremont. Columbia Avenue has been known for years now as Washington Boulevard, and the lower section of Fremont Avenue has been taken over by the 1970's building of Martin Luther King Blvd. Not only is there no trace of the old Columbia Theatre, but the old intersection itself is gone as well.










Columbia Theatre Baltimore
Thanks To Dr. Robert Headley for the Photo !

















...........................Columbia Theatre ad
   Several old ads for the Columbia Theatre, one of the larger and more important old movie houses in Southwest Baltimore City :
" Potash and Perlmutter" dates back to 1923.


The next two ads are circa 1922, listing the entire weeks showings in one ad. ( not easy on the eye )
Below, " The Lady Lies " is circa 1929, when films just started using sound, and ads were always eager to point that out to readers. " Song of Love" was also circa 1929.


.Columbia Baltimore
...................Columbia Theatre ad Baltimore Maryland


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Do you remember the Columbia ? have any stories, photos or memories you'd like to share ?