THS member and Thomas R. DuBuque Research Fellowship recipient Amy Davis sends the this news about the Parkway Theatre in Baltimore.
For additional news, go to the Baltimore sun article here http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-12-20/business/bs-re-city-chooses-maryland-film-festival-proposal-for-parkway-theatre-20121220_1_parkway-theatre-bdc-baltimore-development-corp
Wonderful News! Maryland Film Festival, in partnership with 2 local colleges, has been chosen to revive the Parkway, which has been closed for over 30 years. I hope that Ziger/Snead – a topnotch Baltimore architectural firm – will save as much as possible of the magnificent interior while creatively reinterpreting the space for its new multi-use life. The 1915 Parkway was designed by architect Oliver Birkhead Wight. It originally seated 1,100. According to theater historian Robert K. Headley, it was modeled after the Strand Theater in N.Y. and the Rialto (originally West End) Theater in London. My photo book, “Flickering Treasures:Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters,” will be published before this project is complete, but I’m excited about including as much as possible of the Parkway’s latest chapter. www.facebook.com/flickeringtreasures