Apollo Theatre – Baltimore

Apollo Theatre 

1500 Harford Road

Baltimore, Maryland

The Apollo Theatre on Harford Road , still standing pretty much unaltered after all these years. While the neighborhood around the theater has changed over the years, with entire blocks being torn down for rebuilding, the Apollo has managed to survive , used for many years as a church. The front was at one time painted in an odd yellow, and along with a vacant firehouse and a factory building to the North, are the only three buildings left standing in the block. The Apollo opened in the early 1920’s seating between 850 and 1,000 people and maybe as many as 1,300 by one account, has a balcony, and survived showing movies well into the 1970’s. You can still see the name APOLLO just under the roof line on the facade of the old theater.