| The Parkway is one of Baltimore's gems in
the rough, a theatre of downtown movie palace caliber well outside of downtown.
And that may have saved this beautiful old movie house from being torn
down after all these years. The Parkway was built in the mid 1910's, in
an area at the time was the north boundary of Baltimore City. There was
no need to go any further North, as you'd be heading into undeveloped territory,
after you passed through Charles Village and Roland Park. The area
was popular for many years, but has seen a decline recently, and the old
theater has sat vacant for years, after closing in the early 1980's. A Korean
Business Owner's Association took up shop in the old theater for some time,
and the bank building just to the West of the Parkway was razed to build
a McDonald's, but so far the old theater still stands. It is only a block
from the popular Charles Theatre, and there are active plans in the works
to bringing back the old theater, and the area as well.