Aurora Theatre – Baltimore

Aurora Theatre 

7 East North Avenue

Baltimore, Maryland

  In a three block area of North Avenue, near Charles Street, there were four theaters at one time, including the Aurora, Peabody. Parkway, and Centre. Just down Charles Street, is the Charles Theatre. The marquee of the Aurora remained into the 1980’s, and the building, which opened as a theater in the 1920’s, as been used as a church since the late  1970’s. Before closing the theatre went by the names 5 East and North Avenue Cinema. In 1976, you could see the X rated film ” Antigone” at the North Avenue Cinema along with ” Night of Lust” . Back in 1922, you could see such family fare as Tom Mix in ” The Fighting Streak ” The area is currently undergoing a transformation, and it could be interesting to see what happens to the old theater in all the changes.