Alpha Theatre – Catonsville Maryland

Alpha Theatre
725 Frederick Road
Catonsville, Maryland

Catonsville movie goers had the Alpha Theater for years, located in the 700 block of Frederick Road. The building had quite a front back in the 1930’s, but after closing in the 1960’s, the building has been altered and used as various stores, and is impossible to spot. However, a check in the rear of the block reveals the theater, with the back twice as long as the other buildings. Listings were found all the way back to 1930 for the Alpha, seating between 500 and 550, in 1951. In 1928, the only theatre listed for Cattonsville ( sic ) is the Caton, and in later years, black movie goers could see movies at the Winters , off of Edmondson Avenue .