Spectacular Hippodrome Theatre Reopens

posted by Patrick Crowley on February 5, 2004 at 4:07 pm

BALTIMORE, MD — According to a report in the Baltimore Sun, the Hippodrome Theatre reopened on Tuesday, thanks to the efforts of a five-year, $62 million restoration and redevelopment project.

Closed since 1990, the theater has been restored and incorporated — along with four other historic buildings — into the massive France-Merrick Performing Arts Center. The center, designed to spark a renaissance in Baltimore’s long-dormant Westside neighborhood, seats 2,257 and will produce over 270 performances per year.

An official opening gala is planned for February 10 to celebrate the opening of the center.

Additional links and information:
Baltimore Sun: Revived theater revitalizes hope
Baltimore Sun: Slideshow of the Hippodrome restoration
Baltimore Sun: Special Hippodrome section (with tons of articles)
France-Merrick Performing Arts Center website
Hippodrome Foundation

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bruceanthony on February 5, 2004 at 11:55 pm

Its great to see that Baltimore has restored The Hippodrome movie palace. The pictures look wonderful. I wish the city of Baltimore great success. Maybe the next project could be the restoration of the Town. Now Philidelphia has to get it together and restore there last movie palace The Boyd. The “Producers” are a great show to re-open the Hippodrome.brucec

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